Genius Within
1:46:41

Genius Within

ABC2 May 8, 2011

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate 27 years after his untimely death. Gould's inimitable music and writing reveal an ...

An enigmatic musical poet, world-renowned pianist Glenn Gould continues to captivate 27 years after his untimely death. Gould's inimitable music and writing reveal an insightful worldview that we are still unravelling. His use of complex recording technologies, including editing and manipulating recordings and overdubbing, was unprecedented. Though there have been many documentaries about Gould, most are distracted by his eccentricities, focusing on the pills, gloves, and scarves while missing the man and message behind the music. Genius Within: The Inner Life of Glenn Gould pierces through the myths, revealing the man beneath the icon.

The Art Of Faith
1:46:41

The Art Of Faith

Episode 2 STUDIO September 8, 2011

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Religious studies

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, ...

British journalist John McCarthy leads a stunning architectural tour of the world's most significant religious buildings. Filled with the rich and historic art of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, a series of rabbis, priests, imams and art historians unravel the ancient mysteries of the religions'; most sacred places. As we are invited ever deeper into the secret worlds of the three major religions, the wonder of their architectural traditions grows, as does our understanding of the often misunderstood ancient belief systems.

Waiting For Superman
1:46:28

Waiting For Superman

FOXTEL Premiere February 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how ...

From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting children. Fuelled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that it is at stake at this critical moment.

Rampage
1:46:14

Rampage

SBS Viceland September 20, 2019

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This program takes us to a battered project, to meet Elliott's family and the Brown Sub community living in conditions similar to an African shanty township but unexpectedly, ...

This program takes us to a battered project, to meet Elliott's family and the Brown Sub community living in conditions similar to an African shanty township but unexpectedly, in the US. With violent crime so intense the Metropolitan Police rarely risk an investigation, gun carrying drug gangs substitute for law and order. The three ways out for youth are joining the army, music and death. This program gets us into the inner workings of an urban culture, which has risen out of the poverty of America's poorest communities to become the dominant popular influence on world youth, music and fashion.

Crude
1:45:51

Crude

ABC2 September 30, 2012

Earth and environment

Geography

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic ...

Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Taxi To The Dark Side
1:45:46

Taxi To The Dark Side

SBS2 November 3, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The feature length Oscar-winning version of Taxi to the Dark Side. Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in US custody during the war on terror. ...

The feature length Oscar-winning version of Taxi to the Dark Side. Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in US custody during the war on terror. Taxi to the Dark Side takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar who was considered an honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village. So when he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking up three passengers, the villagers wondered why this man was randomly chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial?

Bolshoi Theatre Re-Opening Gala
1:45:25

Bolshoi Theatre Re-Opening Gala

SBS June 22, 2013

Dance

Music

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera ...

After a major renovation lasting more than seven years, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow finally re-opened towards the end of last year with an extravaganza of ballet and opera in an all-Russian program, featuring a cast of thousands. Natalie Dessay, Angela Gheorghiu and Svetlana Zakharova are just a few of the star names performing in front of lavish stage sets to celebrate the best of Russian music and dance.

The Tundra Book
1:45:09

The Tundra Book

NITV September 16, 2013

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's noon and -37C on Chukotka peninsula. A blistering wind slices across the Tundra. In the magnificent landscape of Russia's Arctic Circle, just across the Bering Strait ...

It's noon and -37C on Chukotka peninsula. A blistering wind slices across the Tundra. In the magnificent landscape of Russia's Arctic Circle, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, 72-year-old patriarch Vukvukai leads his Indigenous Chukchi family in caring for their herd of 14,000 reindeer. Subtly directed by Aleksei Vakrushev, an award-winning Inuk filmmaker from Chukotka, The Tundra Book provides a rare and stunning glimpse into a world still intertwined with the oldest rhythms of life.

How To Survive A Plague
1:44:49

How To Survive A Plague

ABC2 June 23, 2013

Health and PE

History

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mould as radical warriors, taking on Washington and the medical ...

Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mould as radical warriors, taking on Washington and the medical establishment. How to Survive a Plague is the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

One More Time with Feeling
1:44:42

One More Time with Feeling

Smooth/Arts February 8, 2018

Music

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A remarkable black-and-white film detailing the creation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.

A remarkable black-and-white film detailing the creation of the Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds album, Skeleton Tree.

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus
1:44:30

Patterns of Evidence: The Exodus

The History Channel April 12, 2020

Religious studies

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Explore the fundamental question: is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Examine rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, ...

Explore the fundamental question: is there any evidence that the Exodus story actually happened? Examine rarely seen evidence regarding the Israelites' descent into slavery, their Exodus from Egypt and their ultimate conquest of the Promised Land. Although many scholars and archaeologists deny the validity of the Exodus story for lack of proof, this programme a builds a case that sheds new light on the story.

Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict
1:44:27

Benjamin Britten: Peace And Conflict

SBS April 27, 2013

Music

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This program explores the way in which Benjamin Britten's pacifist beliefs developed and informed so many of his compositions from the mid-1940s onwards, culminating in the ...

This program explores the way in which Benjamin Britten's pacifist beliefs developed and informed so many of his compositions from the mid-1940s onwards, culminating in the War Requiem.

Inside Job
1:43:56

Inside Job

FOXTEL Premiere April 19, 2012

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This Oscar-winning documentary from Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), is first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial ...

This Oscar-winning documentary from Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), is first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Ferguson traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.

Forbidden Lie$
1:43:43

Forbidden Lie$

SBS2 November 27, 2010

Media arts

Literature

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in ...

AFI-winner Anna Broinowski directs this riveting documentary on Norma Khouri who won fame and fortune with her 'true story' Forbidden Love, about a shocking honour killing in Jordan, until July 2004, when Sydney Morning Herald journalist Malcolm Knox exposed her book as a work of fiction.

Elvis Presley: The Searcher
1:43:34

Elvis Presley: The Searcher

Episode 1 SBS January 8, 2020

Music

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This feature focuses on Elvis Presley, the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through to the final 1976 Jungle Room ...

This feature focuses on Elvis Presley, the musical artist, taking the audience on a comprehensive creative journey from his childhood through to the final 1976 Jungle Room recording sessions. This first part takes a look at Elvis' early life in Tupelo, Mississippi and his unprecedented rise to fame over a single year.

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown
1:43:31

Standing In The Shadows Of Motown

NITV November 3, 2013

Music

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An absorbing documentary on the Funk Brothers, the band who put the backbeat into the countless hits of Motown Records.

An absorbing documentary on the Funk Brothers, the band who put the backbeat into the countless hits of Motown Records.

The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector
1:43:25

The Agony And The Ecstacy Of Phil Spector

ABC2 November 27, 2011

Music

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, ...

Legendary pop music genius, record producer Phil Spector created the 'wall of sound' behind some of the greatest hits of the '60s: Be My Baby, He's a Rebel, Da Doo Ron Ron, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, to name just a few. Today he is imprisoned serving 19 years-to-life for the murder of B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. During his first trial (a hung jury), Spector gives a rare freewheeling interview to Vikram Jayanti, filmed at his castle, seated before the white piano which he bought with John Lennon, for Imagine. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Dig!
1:43:25

Dig!

ABC December 28, 2014

Music

History

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy ...

DIG! is the feature-length documentary shot over seven years about musicians Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, and Courtney Taylor, head of the Dandy Warhols, star crossed friends and bitter rivals. From the moment they met, The Dandy Warhols and the Brian Jonestown Massacre quickly bonded over a desire to not conform to the tastes of the recording industry. Yet, the bands' choices over how to express their creativity and originality in a profit-driven industry eventually put them at irreconcilable odds.