Mad Hot Ballroom
1:40:37

Mad Hot Ballroom

ABC January 23, 2011

Dance

English

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Follows fifth graders from three NYC public schools as they train and compete for a dance competition trophy.

Follows fifth graders from three NYC public schools as they train and compete for a dance competition trophy.

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz
1:40:35

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz

ABC2 Kids December 18, 2016

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz renounced the values of Silicon Valley start-up culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice. But did that fight cost him ...

Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz renounced the values of Silicon Valley start-up culture and used technology to tirelessly fight for social justice. But did that fight cost him his life?

Buena Vista Social Club
1:40:31

Buena Vista Social Club

SBS2 January 1, 2011

Music

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
From acclaimed director, Wim Wenders, comes this extraordinary documentary about a group of Cuban musicians known as Los Superablos or, The Super Grandfathers. In 1996, Ry ...

From acclaimed director, Wim Wenders, comes this extraordinary documentary about a group of Cuban musicians known as Los Superablos or, The Super Grandfathers. In 1996, Ry Cooder gathered together some of the greatest names in the history of Cuban music to collaborate on what became the best selling and Grammy winning album, Buena Vista Social Club. Inspired by these colourful characters and their extraordinary music, Wenders' film follows the musicians from Havana to Amsterdam and finally to Carnegie Hall in New York.

Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
1:40:04

Stop At Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

ABC July 2, 2014

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This is an intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport and the ...

This is an intimate but explosive story about the man behind the greatest fraud in sporting history. Lance Armstrong enriched himself by cheating his fans, his sport and the truth. But the former friends whose lives and careers he destroyed would prove to be his nemesis.

Backtrack Boys
1:39:55

Backtrack Boys

SBS September 15, 2019

Media arts

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course toward jail until they meet up with a free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog ...

A group of troubled boys are on a perilous course toward jail until they meet up with a free-wheeling jackaroo, Bernie Shakeshaft, and hit the road with his legendary dog jumping team.

Chicago 10
1:39:50

Chicago 10

ABC2 October 19, 2014

Personal and social capability

History

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Written and directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Chicago 10, presents a mix of archival footage, animation and music to look back at the build-up to and ...

Written and directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Chicago 10, presents a mix of archival footage, animation and music to look back at the build-up to and unravelling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial where eight anti-war protesters were put on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.

You Don't Like The Truth
1:39:48

You Don't Like The Truth

SBS August 30, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Canadian citizen Omar Khadr has been in Guantanamo since 2002. He was 15 when he was arrested in Afghanistan and according to international law he is a child-soldier. This ...

Canadian citizen Omar Khadr has been in Guantanamo since 2002. He was 15 when he was arrested in Afghanistan and according to international law he is a child-soldier. This documentary shows the interrogation between a team of Canadian intelligence agents and Omar Khadr using never-before-seen video footage of his questioning. The film delves into the unfolding high-stakes game of cat and mouse between captor and captive over a four day period and analyses the political, legal and scientific aspects of a forced dialogue.

21 Up
1:39:44

21 Up

SBS2 October 25, 2012

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to ...

The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted takes the helm as the subjects, now aged twenty-one, talk about their lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price
1:39:40

Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price

FOXTEL Bio October 2, 2014

Personal and social capability

Business and economics

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel and shop.

An emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel and shop.

How the World Made America
1:39:39

How the World Made America: Part 2

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel February 9, 2019

Modern history

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest ...

Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. Sparked by the Industrial Revolution, a wave of migrants flood the US. One-third of the entire population of Norway and Sweden migrate to America, transforming the Pacific Northwest; opened by the transcontinental railroad, Mennonite farmers from Ukraine turn Kansas into the breadbasket of the country; in 1908, more Italians were living in New York City than Rome. Spanning the 1900s through the 1970s, this episode reveals how our ancestors, coming from America's own Southern states, Eastern Europe, Latin America and Asia, change America's cityscapes forever, and directly influence the map of modern America.

Deliver Us From Evil
1:39:38

Deliver Us From Evil

ABC2 May 6, 2012

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Deliver Us From Evil is the story of Father Oliver O'Grady, the most notorious paedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church. A remorseless, and compulsive, sexual ...

Deliver Us From Evil is the story of Father Oliver O'Grady, the most notorious paedophile in the history of the modern Catholic Church. A remorseless, and compulsive, sexual predator, O'Grady used his charm and authority as a religious leader to exploit Catholic families and rape dozens of children across Northern California - both physically and spiritually - over the course of 20 years. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

How the World Made America
1:39:37

How the World Made America: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 The History Channel February 2, 2019

Modern history

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest ...

Every era begins with the human will to move, and History uncovers the great forces that set mankind in motion. It's an epic, premium, global documentary about the greatest migrations of all time, and the repercussions that they have had - culturally, sociologically, and politically. From the Dutch living in New Amsterdam seeking the wealth offered by the fur trade, through the English Quakers who fled persecution and helped shape the American Constitution, to the German soldiers who helped the North defeat the South, this episode uses expert historians, DNA evidence and census records to explore our cultural origins through the different groups who travelled to America seeking freedom from early Colonial times through the end of the Civil War.

The Blues: A Musical Journey
1:39:34

The Blues: A Musical Journey: The Road To Memphis

Season 1 Episode 3 NITV July 7, 2013

Music

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.

Traces the musical odyssey of blues legend B.B. King in a film that pays tribute to the city that gave birth to a new style of blues.

Highly Strung
1:39:31

Highly Strung

ABC February 12, 2017

Music

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Director Scott Hicks continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary. It is a story of passion, obsession and possession. A journey into a world of ...

Director Scott Hicks continues his exploration of music-themed films with a new documentary. It is a story of passion, obsession and possession. A journey into a world of rarefied instruments and musicians who seek them out.

The Class of '92
1:39:20

The Class of '92

SBS2 June 12, 2014

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Details the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers, including David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, ...

Details the rise to prominence and global sporting superstardom of six supremely talented young Manchester United footballers, including David Beckham, Nicky Butt, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Phil and Gary Neville.

Girl Rising
1:39:18

Girl Rising

SBS October 28, 2013

Personal and social capability

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E Robbins comes this innovative documentary film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Meryl Streep, ...

From Academy Award-nominated director Richard E Robbins comes this innovative documentary film about the power of education to change a girl - and the world. Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, Liam Neeson, Cate Blanchett, Selena Gomez and other A-list actors contribute voice performances to the film, which spotlights nine unforgettable girls from different parts of the world who face arranged marriages, child slavery, and other heartbreaking injustices.

Harlan
1:39:17

Harlan

SBS October 5, 2010

Media arts

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Suess. Harlan was a master of national ...

Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Suess. Harlan was a master of national kitsch, exulting in melodrama and death, but he was also an extraordinary artist who ended up serving the Nazi propaganda machine.

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
1:39:13

The Story of God with Morgan Freeman: Afterlife

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 21, 2017

Religious studies

History

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, ...

Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman travels to some of the holiest sites in the world to meet people of all faiths and speaks to religious leaders, scientists, historians and archaeologists in an effort to understand how religion evolved and adapted as society changed, and how religion transformed the evolution of society. First, he sets out to understand humanity's obsession with the afterlife: from those who came back to the dead, through to reincarnation. Then, Morgan looks into the future as well as a past millennia of strife to determine how the world will end.