Hawking
1:28:22

Hawking

SBS March 2, 2014

Science

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This drama documentary chronicles the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who despite being diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of ...

This drama documentary chronicles the life and work of the theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who despite being diagnosed with motor neuron disease at the age of 21, has galvanized the scientific world with his groundbreaking work on the nature of the cosmos.

Reel Injun
1:28:22

Reel Injun

ABC June 12, 2011

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A documentary looking at depictions of Native Americans in Hollywood films from the silent cinema, through the Golden Age and to the present day.

A documentary looking at depictions of Native Americans in Hollywood films from the silent cinema, through the Golden Age and to the present day.

A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures
1:28:24

A Complete History Of My Sexual Failures

ABC2 May 18, 2014

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When scraggly, endearingly hapless filmmaker Chris Waitt gets dumped by his girlfriend - the last in a long line of disastrous affairs - he resolves to find out what exactly ...

When scraggly, endearingly hapless filmmaker Chris Waitt gets dumped by his girlfriend - the last in a long line of disastrous affairs - he resolves to find out what exactly is wrong with him. Why have all his relationships ended in acrimony or indifference? What will it take for him to dodge everlasting loneliness? The only way to find out is to ask his past paramours point blank.

Deep Water
1:28:27

Deep Water

SBS October 26, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Deep Water is the amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. It portrays ...

Deep Water is the amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. It portrays individual endeavour at its most isolated and extreme, set against a canvas of terrifying seas. Described as one of the most extraordinary stories on the high seas, it follows nine men competing to be the first to sail alone and non-stop around the world.

Manda Bala
1:28:31

Manda Bala

SBS March 1, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rain forests and vibrant culture. However, in recent years the country has developed a reputation for corrupt politicians, ...

Brazil is known for its beautiful beaches, lush rain forests and vibrant culture. However, in recent years the country has developed a reputation for corrupt politicians, kidnapping, and plastic surgery. Manda Bala (which means "send a bullet") is a film which connects these seemingly disparate elements to create a dazzling, yet harrowing, examination of the political corruption which exists in Brazil.

Wagner And Me
1:28:34

Wagner And Me

ABC November 6, 2011

Music

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner.

Actor and writer Stephen Fry explores his passion for the world's most controversial composer - Richard Wagner.

Who Killed the Electric Car?
1:28:35

Who Killed the Electric Car?

SBS Viceland November 4, 2019

Design and technologies

Business and economics

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.

Make Me Young - Youth Knows No Pain
1:28:36

Make Me Young - Youth Knows No Pain

ABC2 June 29, 2014

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
What would you do to look young again? In Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain, an age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon (filmmaker Mitch McCabe) takes a journey through ...

What would you do to look young again? In Make Me Young: Youth Knows No Pain, an age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon (filmmaker Mitch McCabe) takes a journey through America's $60 billion a year anti-aging world.

The Trials of Muhammad Ali
1:28:37

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

SBS May 25, 2014

Modern history

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

Religious studies

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to ...

Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to change his "white man's name" of Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Ali refused to serve in the Vietnam War - even after his status as a conscientious objector was denied - on the grounds of protesting racial injustice at home. This documentary explores what made him such a controversial, charismatic and influential figure, not only in the sporting arena, but in world history generally.

Where Soldiers Come From
1:28:41

Where Soldiers Come From

ABC2 September 1, 2013

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever ...

From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. This is a film about growing up, an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from.

Whispering Death: Beaufighter
1:28:43

Whispering Death: Beaufighter

The History Channel October 21, 2011

Modern history

Design and technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A documentary about the World War II aircraft the Beaufighter, the crews who maintained them and the thousands who helped produce them in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The ...

A documentary about the World War II aircraft the Beaufighter, the crews who maintained them and the thousands who helped produce them in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. The historic significance of the Beaufighter is immense, as along with the Kittyhawk, it was Australia's choice as its frontline attack aircraft.

The Fight
1:28:43

The Fight: The Fight of the Century

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS June 23, 2013

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 1938, America was in the throes of the Great Depression, and World War II was looming. On June 22 of that year, in New York's Yankee Stadium, German Max Schmeling and ...

In 1938, America was in the throes of the Great Depression, and World War II was looming. On June 22 of that year, in New York's Yankee Stadium, German Max Schmeling and American Joe Louis were squaring off for the heavyweight championship of the world. This film tells the interweaving stories of these two men, culminating in what was one of the most politicised sporting events in history.

Wings Of Defeat
1:28:44

Wings Of Defeat

SBS September 28, 2010

Modern history

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. Yet few outside Japan know that ...

Internationally, Kamikaze pilots remain a potent metaphor for fanaticism. In Japan, they are largely revered for their selfless sacrifice. Yet few outside Japan know that hundreds of kamikaze pilots survived the war.

Egypt: What Lies Beneath?
1:28:45

Egypt: What Lies Beneath?

SBS October 3, 2014

history

Ancient history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one ...

The ancient Egyptians have fascinated humanity for centuries. The Pyramids of the Pharaohs and the Sphinx are fabulous monuments to their past glory. But according to one scientist, Dr Sarah Parcak, the astonishing antiquities already discovered are just a tiny percentage of what was left behind. Egypt What Lies Beneath is a visually stunning film which takes viewers on a remarkable voyage of discovery to unlock the history of ancient Egypt.

All Governments Lie
1:28:47

All Governments Lie

SBS Viceland February 17, 2019

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticise government policies. With state surveillance never more extreme, independent voices are ...

Giant media conglomerates are increasingly reluctant to investigate or criticise government policies. With state surveillance never more extreme, independent voices are crucially important. All Governments Lie is a theatrical documentary created by a team of Emmy Award-winning filmmakers who subscribed to IF Stone's newsletter in their teens. IF Stone's Weekly inspired them then, and compels them now to tell the story of a new wave of independent, investigative, adversarial journalists following in Stone's footsteps.

Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine
1:28:49

Stephen Hawking: A Brief History of Mine

SBS August 8, 2016

Science

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with ...

This is the extraordinary story of the planet's most famous living scientist, Stephen Hawking, told for the first time in his own words and by those closest to him. Made with unique access to Hawking's private life, this is an intimate and moving journey into Stephen's world, both past and present. Despite the constant threat of death, Hawking has continued to make many remarkable scientific discoveries, and his bravery which has influenced his inspirational life has propelled him to fame and super-stardom.

Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word is Power
1:28:50

Margaret Atwood: A Word After a Word After a Word is Power

SBS December 1, 2019

News and current affairs

Personal and social capability

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies, ...

Margaret Atwood has never been more relevant than she is today. Readers are turning to her work as they face the rise of authoritarian politics, rapidly evolving technologies, and the slow-motion disaster of climate change. Her poetry and books are about survival, but they are also survival tools in and of themselves. The recent success of the television adaptation of her novel, The Handmaid's Tale, has made Atwood a household name. Yet few know the private Margaret Atwood. Who is the woman behind these stories? How does she seem to know what is to come? With exclusive access over a 12-month period, this documentary follows Atwood and her partner, author and activist Graeme Gibson, as they jet to speaking engagements around the world.

Shadows Of Liberty
1:28:52

Shadows Of Liberty

SBS May 12, 2013

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Business and economics

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For ...

Filmmaker Jean-Philippe Tremblay takes an intrepid journey through the darker corridors of the American media landscape, where global conglomerates call the shots. For decades, their overwhelming influence has distorted news journalism and compromised its values. In highly revealing stories, renowned journalists, activists and academics give insider accounts of a broken media system.