Part two of The Blues, under the guiding hand of film director Wim Wenders, artists - Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson and J. B. Lenoir - is a film that is part history and part personal pilgrimage.
Energy prices have doubled in the past five years and will double again in the next five. And now the battle to control energy supplies, and the consequences of burning it, are affecting things on a global scale. As one of the world's highest per capita energy users and biggest exporters of fossil fuels, Australia is bound to be deeply affected by the changes coming down the energy pipeline. How will we cope? Where will it all end? What are Australia's options?
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Yangshuo lies on the Li River. Local farmers access the markets via the river.
In this film, we explore the devastating impact that war has had on our troops through the story of a single Platoon that suffered one of the worst IED incidents of the Afghanistan war. It is an intimate portrait of the lives of young soldiers, as they come to terms with the mental and physical scars of war and try to rebuild their lives.
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.
The first program explores the story of the discovery that all life on Earth is made of cells. It was a shocking revelation that overturned centuries of scientific and religious dogma. However, it began not with a scientist but with a Dutch linen merchant, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek. Adam travels to van Leeuwenhoek's home town of Delft to discover how he revealed a hidden kingdom invisible to the naked eye, teeming with bizarre creatures he called animalcules.
Nearing the end of the trip, Scott Wilson and Justin Lukach fly to Thailand looking for unique experiences outside of traditional tourist stops.
This journey begins at the southern reaches of Saxony heading toward the historic city of Leipzig. It's then on to Colditz Castle, the infamous World War II prison.
In this eye-opening documentary, filmmaker Therese Shechter uses her own path out of 'virginity' to reveal the myths and misconceptions behind this so-called precious gift.
In 1908, amateur naturalist and pioneering filmmaker Percy Smith stunned early cinemagoers with his footage of the juggling fly. Hailed as the father of natural history film, Smith was a hugely influential visual pioneer, inventing many techniques that are still used today. Being both a genius and an eccentric, we follow his life from his earliest films, to the collapse of his house from his mould experiment to his ultimate suicide. We also meet natural history icon Sir David Attenborough, who was so amazed by Smith's films in the 1930s that they inspired him to get into natural history.
Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organises people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.
A compass. A pentagram. An all-seeing eye. Symbols, secrets, codes. For the last 300 years, one group has found itself as a fascinating subject of the conspiracy theorists: The Freemasons. But why? Are the Masons a secret society bent on world domination as some might suggest? Or are they just a fraternity who happen to have secrets? Why has this seemingly harmless gentleman's club been accused of everything from starting the French Revolution, to covering up the Jack the Ripper murders?
Four years ago Australian Story featured a farmer and horse breeder called Peter Andrews who seemed to have a rare ability to transform degraded Australian landscapes into thriving oases. He called it natural sequence farming and it was producing some spectacular results. But for nearly thirty years, Peter Andrews' work was rejected by scientists, bureaucrats and politicians alike - until the evidence became difficult to ignore.
Tonight's episode focuses on dramatic East Berlin escape stories of the 1970s and '80s as the GDR regime crumbled at the end of the Cold War. But as the GDR was planning a new, "gentler" Wall with infrared, laser, chemical and vibration detectors, U.S. President Reagan was exhorting the Soviet Union to "tear down this Wall."
This series features people from all walks of life telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.
We Are The Aliens is a thought-provoking look into the idea of extraterrestrial micro organisms that may have showered our planet and other areas of the universe. This process, known as Panspermia, is a solid theory on how life may have spread throughout the universe and how life may have possibly originated here on Earth.
Two young Aussie rookie producers attempt the seemingly impossible: to take an unknown musical straight to Broadway! Write a musical and get it on Broadway - maybe in your dreams. But for Marcus and Ken, unknown Aussie natives it's a whole new reality. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
While magazines reflect our values, they also have the power to change them. This episode examines the trailblazers including Playboy and Cleo and their impact on the sexual revolution and Ms. Magazine as a rallying cry for feminists in the 60s; from Rolling Stone's impact on the rock-n-roll generation to The Advocate, the latest revolutionary magazine still fighting for sexual and civil rights.