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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Gauguin
1:59:01

Gauguin

SBS April 2, 2011

Visual arts

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Art critic Waldemar Januszczak's epic biopic of Paul Gauguin follows the painter through countless twists and turns in a remarkable life that takes him from an idyllic ...

Art critic Waldemar Januszczak's epic biopic of Paul Gauguin follows the painter through countless twists and turns in a remarkable life that takes him from an idyllic childhood in Peru to a terrible death on the Marquesas Islands. He questions whether the fame of Gauguin's Tahiti pictures has blinded us to the bigger truth about his achievements.

Hugh Hefner
1:59:09

Hugh Hefner

SBS May 3, 2012

Personal and social capability

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire, Hugh Hefner. With humour and insight, Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious ...

An intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire, Hugh Hefner. With humour and insight, Hefner's fierce battles with the government, the religious right and militant feminists are explored through rare footage and compelling interviews with a remarkable who's who of 20th Century American pop culture.

Flying
1:59:26

Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS March 9, 2011

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
To celebrate International Women's Day, award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox explores the changing role of women in the modern world. Jennifer talks to a number of women from ...

To celebrate International Women's Day, award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox explores the changing role of women in the modern world. Jennifer talks to a number of women from various cultural backgrounds about the problems they face in personal relationships.

Flying
1:59:37

Flying: Confessions Of A Free Woman

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 16, 2011

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Part two of Jennifer Fox's film in which she lays bare her own turbulent life to penetrate what it means to be a free woman today. As her drama of work and relationships ...

Part two of Jennifer Fox's film in which she lays bare her own turbulent life to penetrate what it means to be a free woman today. As her drama of work and relationships unfolds over four years, our protagonist travels to over seventeen countries to understand how diverse women define their lives when there is no map. Employing an ingenious camera technique, called "passing the camera", Fox creates a documentary language that mirrors the special way women communicate.

Gonzo - The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
1:59:46

Gonzo - The Life And Work Of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

SBS December 14, 2010

History

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Narrated by Johnny Depp, this is a probing look into the life of gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. The film looks at the major touchstones in Thompson's life, ...

Narrated by Johnny Depp, this is a probing look into the life of gonzo journalism inventor Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. The film looks at the major touchstones in Thompson's life, including his intense and ill fated relationship with the Hell's Angels, his near-successful bid for the office of sheriff in Aspen in 1970, the notorious story behind the landmark Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, and his deep involvement in Senator George McGovern's 1972 presidential campaign.

Gasland II
2:00:19

Gasland II

Showcase December 18, 2013

Geography

Personal and social capability

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the original 2010 film Gasland, director Josh Fox profiled hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting a pressurised mixture of water, sand and chemicals ...

In the original 2010 film Gasland, director Josh Fox profiled hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting a pressurised mixture of water, sand and chemicals down a drilled well, causing layers of rock deep in the earth to crack and release natural gas. The film inspired a national dialogue over the multi-layered environmental dangers potentially at risk. With Gasland Part II, Fox examines the long-term impact of the controversial process, including claims of poisonous water, earthquakes and neurological damage, placing his focus on the people across the globe who say their lives have been irreparably changed.

Capitalism
2:02:03

Capitalism

SBS August 19, 2012

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
On the 20-year anniversary of his ground-breaking masterpiece Roger and Me, filmmaker Michael Moore returns with Capitalism: A Love Story, exploring further the issue he's ...

On the 20-year anniversary of his ground-breaking masterpiece Roger and Me, filmmaker Michael Moore returns with Capitalism: A Love Story, exploring further the issue he's been examining throughout his career: the disastrous impact of corporate dominance on the everyday lives of Americans (and by default, the rest of the world).

Fahrenheit 11/9
2:02:59

Fahrenheit 11/9

SBS January 30, 2019

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the US. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense ...

Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the US. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the electoral college, the government agenda and his home town of Flint, Michigan.