Britten's Endgame
1:58:48

Britten's Endgame

SBS November 16, 2013

Music

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In commemoration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, this documentary examines final opera in conjunction with the original story by Thomas Mann and the film by ...

In commemoration of the centenary of Benjamin Britten's birth, this documentary examines final opera in conjunction with the original story by Thomas Mann and the film by Luchino Visconti.

Fahrenheit 9/11
1:57:36

Fahrenheit 9/11

The History Channel September 10, 2013

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Media arts

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The most controversial film of 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 is the new incendiary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. Following the success of Bowling For Columbine, ...

The most controversial film of 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11 is the new incendiary from Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore. Following the success of Bowling For Columbine, Moore uses his characteristic deft humour and uniquely persistent style to launch an unflinching and searing examination of the Bush administration's actions in the wake of the tragic events of 9/11.

Client 9
1:57:31

Client 9

SBS March 24, 2013

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
As New York's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his ...

As New York's Attorney General, Eliot Spitzer prosecuted crimes by America's largest financial institutions and some of the most powerful executives in the country. After his election as Governor, many believed Spitzer was on his way to becoming the nation's first Jewish President. Then, shockingly, Spitzer's meteoric rise turned into a precipitous fall when the New York Times revealed that Spitzer had been caught seeing prostitutes.

History of the Eagles
1:57:21

History of the Eagles: Part I

Season 1 Episode 1 Smooth/Arts August 11, 2018

Music

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of ...

In this intimate, meticulously crafted patchwork of rare archival material, concert footage and never-before-seen home movies explores the evolution and enduring popularity of The Eagles, all the way from the band's creation and rise to fame in the 1970s to its breakup in 1980.

Cocaine Cowboys
1:56:53

Cocaine Cowboys

ABC2 February 19, 2012

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of ...

The cocaine trade of the '70s and '80s had an indelible impact on contemporary Miami. Smugglers and distributors forever changed a once sleepy retirement community into one of the world's most glamorous hot spots, the epicenter of a $20 billion annual business fed by Colombia's Medellin cartel. By the early '80s, Miami's tripled homicide rate had made it the murder capital of the country, for which a Time cover story dubbed the city 'Paradise Lost'. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Love and Mercy
1:55:53

Love and Mercy

SBS World Movies September 9, 2019

Music

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalogue of Wilson's music, the film ...

An unconventional portrait of Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of the Beach Boys. Set against the era defining catalogue of Wilson's music, the film intimately examines the personal voyage and ultimate salvation of the icon whose success came at extraordinary personal cost.

35 Up
1:55:10

35 Up

SBS2 October 27, 2012

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The fifth 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 fifth 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 returns twenty-eight years on as the subjects, now aged thirty-five, talk about their lives and their hopes for the future.

Finding Fela
1:55:01

Finding Fela

NITV October 13, 2019

News and current affairs

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A vibrant, politically charged journey into the life of the beloved, celebrated father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

A vibrant, politically charged journey into the life of the beloved, celebrated father of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti.

Sicko
1:54:59

Sicko

SBS August 26, 2012

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The words "health care" and "comedy" aren't usually found in the same sentence, but in award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's SiCKO, they go together hand in (rubber) glove. ...

The words "health care" and "comedy" aren't usually found in the same sentence, but in award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore's SiCKO, they go together hand in (rubber) glove. Opening with profiles of several ordinary Americans whose lives have been disrupted, shattered, and - in some cases - ended by health care catastrophe, SiCKO makes clear that the dysfunctional system doesn't only affect the 47 million uninsured citizens - millions of others who dutifully pay their premiums often get strangled by bureaucratic red tape as well.

Glass
1:54:23

Glass

ABC2 September 26, 2010

Music

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Hicks ...

In July 2005, filmmaker Scott Hicks started shooting a documentary about the composer Philip Glass to celebrate his 70th birthday in 2007. Over the next 18 months, Hicks followed Glass across three continents - from his annual ride on the Coney Island 'Cyclone' roller coaster, to the world premiere of his new opera in Germany and in performance with a didgeridoo virtuoso in Australia. Allowed unprecedented access to Glass's working process, family life, spiritual teachers and long time collaborators, Hicks gives us a unique glimpse behind the curtain into the life of a surprising and complex man.

Sinatra: All or Nothing At All
1:54:19

Sinatra: All or Nothing At All: Part 1

Season 1 Episode 1 Smooth/Arts May 10, 2019

Music

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along ...

An up-close and personal examination of the life, music and career of the legendary entertainer, Frank Sinatra. Told in his own words from hours of archived interviews, along with commentary from those closest to him, this is an intimate portrait of the singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist.

Freedom Riders
1:53:42

Freedom Riders

SBS June 14, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 1961 segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent. That ...

In 1961 segregation seemed to have an overwhelming grip on American society. Many states violently enforced the policy, while the federal government remained indifferent. That is, until an integrated band of college students decided, en masse, to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South. With access to influential figures on both sides of the issue, this program highlights what can result from the incredible combination of personal conviction and the courage to organise against all odds.

Walt Disney
1:53:08

Walt Disney

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 27, 2015

Media arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Walt Disney - never has a person held such a commanding place in American life. Yet as familiar as his work was to young and old alike, Disney himself was something of an enigma.

Walt Disney - never has a person held such a commanding place in American life. Yet as familiar as his work was to young and old alike, Disney himself was something of an enigma.

King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen
1:53:08

King of Hollywood: Inventing David Geffen

SBS November 24, 2013

Music

Business and economics

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
SBS access all areas with a string of premiere documentaries exploring the lives of the world's biggest music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, George ...

SBS access all areas with a string of premiere documentaries exploring the lives of the world's biggest music legends, including Bruce Springsteen, John Lennon, George Harrison and David Geffen. The line up of legendary musicians begins with a man who has helped to shape American popular culture over the last four decades; agent, manager and producer David Geffen.

The Central Park Five
1:52:00

The Central Park Five

SBS August 18, 2013

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in ...

This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.

The Mormons
1:51:43

The Mormons

Episode 1 The History Channel October 9, 2010

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Covers many of the defining events and central ideas behind Mormonism, beginning with Joseph Smith's first revelation and following its transforming impact on America's ...

Covers many of the defining events and central ideas behind Mormonism, beginning with Joseph Smith's first revelation and following its transforming impact on America's religious landscape. The series looks at the role persecution played in defining this religious group, and follows the Mormon's transformation from a polygamist theocracy to a flourishing mainstream religion.

Into The Deep - America, Whaling And The World
1:51:32

Into The Deep - America, Whaling And The World

SBS March 29, 2011

Business and economics

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. ...

For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century, to its precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the world's most multicultural workforce, and shrunk the globe by bringing once remote reaches of the earth into contact as never before - all the while capturing the American imagination.

Bhutto
1:51:08

Bhutto

SBS December 28, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the ...

As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto's life story unfolds like a tale of Shakespearean dimensions. Her father, the first democratically elected president of Pakistan, chose Benazir over his eldest son to carry his political mantle. Accused of rampant corruption, imprisoned, then exiled abroad, Bhutto was called back in 2007 as her country's only hope for democracy. When she was struck down by an assassin, her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world.