Australia Remembers
3:28:59

Australia Remembers

ABC April 25, 2017

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The 2017 Anzac March through the streets of Sydney as Australians stop and pay their respects to those who served our country.

The 2017 Anzac March through the streets of Sydney as Australians stop and pay their respects to those who served our country.

ABC News Special
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ABC News Special

ABC NEWS 24 September 11, 2011

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Live coverage from New York and Washington of events marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Live coverage from New York and Washington of events marking the tenth anniversary of 9/11.

Schindler's List
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Schindler's List

SBS March 26, 2016

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This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and ...

This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.

Titanic
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Titanic

Nine March 22, 2016

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In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a ...

In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society, and Jack Dawson, a free-spirited young steerage passenger.

Gandhi
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Gandhi

SBS March 2, 2018

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Winner of eight Academy awards, Richard Attenborough directs Ben Kingsley as the charismatic lawyer who forsakes all worldly goods to lead India to independence.

Winner of eight Academy awards, Richard Attenborough directs Ben Kingsley as the charismatic lawyer who forsakes all worldly goods to lead India to independence.

Centenary of ANZAC: Albany Commemoration
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Centenary of ANZAC: Albany Commemoration

ABC October 31, 2014

History

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A three hour live broadcast from Albany, Western Australia, from where 100 years ago to the day, the first Australian and New Zealand troops left to fight in WW1. It was the ...

A three hour live broadcast from Albany, Western Australia, from where 100 years ago to the day, the first Australian and New Zealand troops left to fight in WW1. It was the largest armada ever assembled in Australia.

Camelot
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Camelot

TCM November 18, 2016

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This lavish film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical celebrates a fleeting, mythical time of love and chivalry - the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round ...

This lavish film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical celebrates a fleeting, mythical time of love and chivalry - the reign of King Arthur and the Knights of The Round Table. Although torn apart by the conflicts between passion, love, honour and duty, it was a golden era that could have been - and could yet be.

The Great Escape
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The Great Escape

Masterpiece February 16, 2017

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Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Allied POWs plan for several hundred of their number to escape from a German camp during World War II.

Henry VIII
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Henry VIII

Foxtel Arts May 21, 2017

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Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first ...

Recorded live from Shakespeare's Globe Theatre. The Tudor Court is locked in a power struggle between its nobles and the Machiavellian Cardinal Wolsey, the King's first minister and the most conspicuous symbol of Catholic power in the land. Wolsey's ambition knows no bounds and when his chief ally, Queen Katherine, interferes in the King's romance with Anne Bullen, he brings gigantic ruin upon himself, the Queen and centuries of English obedience to Rome. Famous in its own day as Shakespeare's most sumptuous and spectacular play, Henry VIII is a gorgeous pageant of masques and royal ceremony; a blaze of fireworks, cannon fire, red satin and cloth of gold. But within the passages of grandeur works the mind of the mature Shakespeare: psychological and political insight, language of great depth and power and, in the figures of Wolsey and Katherine, two of his most vivid and memorable characters.

The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River Kwai

SBS February 17, 2019

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During World War II, complications arise when a British Colonel is imprisoned with his troops by the Japanese and forced to labour in building a bridge.

During World War II, complications arise when a British Colonel is imprisoned with his troops by the Japanese and forced to labour in building a bridge.

Downfall
2:28:44

Downfall

SBS2 November 1, 2011

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Downfall starts and closes with the reflections of Hitler's secretary, Traudl Junge, who was in the bunker during the last days of Hitler's life. The film charts the events of ...

Downfall starts and closes with the reflections of Hitler's secretary, Traudl Junge, who was in the bunker during the last days of Hitler's life. The film charts the events of these last ten days from 20 April, "Fuehrer's birthday", to 30 April when he committed suicide. Bruno Ganz portrays Hitler as a half-crazed man who keeps trying to delude himself that the final victory is nigh until a series of defeats breaks his spirit and he resigns himself to his end. But it is not only Hitler's downfall that is portrayed. The film tells the tale of Goering's and Himmler's desertion, and of the Goebbels' murder of their children and suicide.

Amistad
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Amistad

NITV August 25, 2016

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In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising.

In 1839, the slave ship Amistad set sail from Cuba to America. During the long trip, Cinque leads the slaves in an unprecedented uprising.

Empire of the Sun
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Empire of the Sun

SBS October 4, 2014

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Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale and John Malkovich, Empire of the Sun tells the story of a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family ...

Directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Christian Bale and John Malkovich, Empire of the Sun tells the story of a young boy who goes from living in a wealthy British family in Shanghai, to becoming a prisoner of war in a Japanese internment camp, during World War II.

Ben-Hur
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Ben-Hur

TCM June 26, 2016

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In this sweeping, epic drama set in Rome at the time of Christ, Ben-Hur, an unjustly enslaved Jewish man, rises to greatness, becomes a master charioteer and publicly defeats ...

In this sweeping, epic drama set in Rome at the time of Christ, Ben-Hur, an unjustly enslaved Jewish man, rises to greatness, becomes a master charioteer and publicly defeats the centurian who forced him into slavery in a race that stands as a silent-movie classic. Based on the novel by Lew Wallace.

Forever Enthralled
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Forever Enthralled

SBS Viceland April 11, 2017

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Set in the artistic underground of 1930's China, this is the epic story of Mei Lanfang - the performer who overcame prejudice to become China's greatest opera star. Born in ...

Set in the artistic underground of 1930's China, this is the epic story of Mei Lanfang - the performer who overcame prejudice to become China's greatest opera star. Born in Beijing in 1894, Mei grew up in a period where an opera career was only slightly more respectable than prostitution. Nominated for the Golden Bear at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival. Directed by Chen Kaige and stars Leon Lai, Zhang Ziyi and Sun Hong-Lei.

Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100
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Australia Remembers: Gallipoli 100

ABC April 25, 2015

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Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Scott Bevan and Stephanie Brantz host live from Gallipoli with coverage of Anzac day events from around the globe, as Australians mark the Centenary of the Gallipoli landings.

Chaplin
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Chaplin

Masterpiece June 25, 2016

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The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

The Oscar-nominated biopic of the comic genius, Charlie Chaplin, whose sad secrets lay buried beneath a sweetly savage shtick.

With Heart and Soul
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With Heart and Soul

SBS January 7, 2018

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During the 1946-49 Greek Civil War, young brothers Anestis and Vlassis are recruited by opposing sides. Anestis joins the National Army while Vlassis becomes a soldier in the ...

During the 1946-49 Greek Civil War, young brothers Anestis and Vlassis are recruited by opposing sides. Anestis joins the National Army while Vlassis becomes a soldier in the Democratic Army. Fighting in the countryside they grew up in, the boys become increasingly fanatical as the war progresses. Original title: Psyhi Vathia. In Greek.