The South African children filmed at 7, 14 and 21 are now 28. We follow their adult stories through joy and despair for a complex look at South Africa in 2013.
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.
Most of us lose our virginity in our teens or early twenties. But for some, problems having sex for the first time overshadow their lives. Clive, aged 45, from Hertfordshire in the UK, and 29-year-old Irish-born Rosie, are both virgins and not through choice. Now they've decided it's time to lose it.
In 1964 fourteen children were interviewed for the documentary, 7 Up. All of these children were seven years old and from completely different backgrounds. The basic premise was to examine the Jesuit theory, "Give me a child until he is 7, and I will show you the man." Is a person's fate sealed at birth? Every seven years after that acclaimed director Michael Apted returned to those children to chart their progress through life. In so doing, Apted has created the longest running real-life documentary ever made.
Four years ago David Smith weighed nearly 300kg, he was eating himself to death and doctors predicted he wouldn't hit the age of 30. Now having lost over 180kg he's fighting fit and hoping to make up for lost time... by finding himself a girlfriend for the first time ever in his life.
Hosted by Luke Carroll, 480 will cover themes of ANZAC, Mabo, land rights, native title and NAIDOC and aim to recognise and celebrate important events and anniversaries occurring in 2012 for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people - all in less than 480 seconds. Two men; one from the sky - Leonard Waters and the other from the trenches - Albert Knight, made Australia and their people proud when they enlisted for war.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the High Court's decision in the MABO case, Message Stick has produced 480: MABO - a 5 x 8' mini-documentary series which looks back over the history of land rights, Eddie Mabo and his role in a landmark decision made by the courts that overturned the legal doctrine of terra nullius.
Charles Mene is one of Australia's unsung heroes. 480 looks at his story and the act of bravery that earned him the Military Medal for his courage under fire.
Through the 60s and 70s the Land Rights movement erupted onto the streets across the nation. The Gurindji people walked off Vesty's station and the Aboriginal people of Wreck Bay rejected the government's offer of a lease, stating they wanted full title over their land. For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander nations the dream of regaining their land again was becoming a reality.
Eddie Koiki Mabo was more than just a court case. Through the eyes of his daughter Gail Mabo we take a personal look into the man who was an obstinate, passionate family man and who was consumed with fighting for the culture and ownership of a tiny island in the Torres Strait.
Follow the story of two soldiers with very similar goals, yet their journeys turn out completely differently. It was during the time when Indigenous men were not allowed to serve due to the colour of their skin.
Eddie Koiki Mabo won his way into history when the highest court in the country ruled in his favour and disproved the law of terra nullius.
Reg Saunders had a philosophy that any task, no matter how small, should be done to the best of one's ability. This philosophy helped promote Reg up the military ranks during WWII.
Mabo's legacy resulted in the Native Title Act of Australia of 1993 - an important step forward for the country in land use, access and ownership.
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the High Court's decision on the MABO case in 1992, this half-hour special delves into Eddie Mabo's life away from the courts and the media headlines. It is seen through the eyes of Mabo's daughter Gail who speaks intimately about his personality, family and his passion and drive to make things right again. We also hear from his wife, Bonita Mabo. Inevitably his fight for land rights turned him into one of the most controversial Australian figures of the twentieth century.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was one of Australia's leading Aboriginal poets. She helped her country during war time, a phase in her life
This fascinating documentary by Director Michael Apted is the latest instalment in a series that continues a social experiment from 1964, which aimed to explore the adage 'Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man.' World in Action filmed a group seven-year-olds, and every seven years, Michael Apted visits them. At 49, 12 agree to talk about the current state of their family, work, hopes, and reflections on the series. We also get to see footage from previous interviews.
Michael Apted's latest instalment in the groundbreaking 7 Up series. In 1964, to explore the adage "Give me a child until he is seven and I will give you the man," filmmakers interviewed a group of British children aged seven from widely ranging backgrounds, about a range of subjects. Apted took the reins for the second series and the 'children' have been followed up every seven years since. At 49, twelve agree to talk about family, work, their hopes and the series.