Following the New York City ballet's performance of Jerome Robbins' 1958 'ballet in sneakers', this short documentary charts the progression of the latest production and looks back at how the original performances wowed audiences around the world.
A documentary on the 1970s African American punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
A Boy Called Alex is the true story of cystic fibrosis sufferer, 17-year-old Alex Stobbs. He's a musical prodigy who has been playing the piano since he was three. His goal is to conduct Bach's great choral piece, The Magnificat, before an audience of 500 in the stunning 15th century chapel of his school, Eton. This is an ambitious task for any teenage boy, but for Alex the stakes are much higher. With each year that passes, his lungs and digestive system are slowly giving up on him and there is no cure.
A Boy Called Alex: the Concert is the sequel to Alex: A Passion for Life. The concert features highlights from the astonishing production of Bach's St Matthew Passion, conducted by Alex Stobbs. Cambridge music scholar and cystic fibrosis sufferer, Alex Stobbs captured the heart of the nation with his inspiring story of hope and determination. Battling his crippling disease, Alex continues to turn his musical dreams into reality.
He conducted the St Matthew Passion in front of a packed house of 800 paying audience members at the famous Cadogan Hall in London.
Constantinople was once called the 'new Rome'.
The liberation of East Timor pushed Australia and Indonesia to the brink of confrontation, but diplomacy and a peacekeeping mission led to the birth of a nation. Twenty years on, we talk to those involved about the lasting legacy.
Nautilus Aviation's Jenna Ryan discusses her career change from primary school teacher to helicopter pilot, and how she approached the challenge.
World War I was the first war in which the newly invented movie camera was used on a wide scale. A terrorist attack on the Balkan Peninsula triggered a war that spread instantly, strewing seeds of misery that still plagues the world today: Science and technology that serve the war, regimes of terror, the conflict in the Middle East... The world we live in is in itself a product of World War I.
At the end of World War I, the US replaced the European nations as a superpower. The country's driving force was the giant family-run conglomerates. The successors entered numerous new industries, transforming the young country into an "empire of capitalism." We will look at the evolvement of modern capitalism by using private footage released by the families of JP Morgan "the Finance King," JD Rockefeller "the Oil Baron," and the auto tycoon Henry Ford.
World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history killing more than 50 million people. But the world was not driven into the tragedy of invasion by a single dictator. People with disdain for capitalism turned to fascism, and the world's big businesses supported the Nazi regime. How did people let the dictators come to power? Newly discovered footage brings to life a story of those who put their future in the hands of dictators and opened the gates to disaster.
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.
An interactive documentary which explores the experiences and challenges faced by international students, focusing on the Indian student community in Victoria in 2009 and 2010.
Presented by Heather Ewart, a seasoned political reporter who grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in National Party country in Victoria, A Country Road: The Nationals is a rollicking political and social history across time - and across this vast country. The first episode explores the early history of the National Party, through to what many consider its heyday when the trio of Doug Anthony, Peter Nixon and Ian Sinclair reigned supreme.
Episode two focuses on Queensland and the disastrous 'Joh for PM' campaign which destroyed the Federal Coalition and almost brought down the party. It created fertile ground for One Nation's Pauline Hanson, who captured large sections of the National Party vote in her home state.
The final episode follows the rise of the independents with three former National Party members deciding the fate of the Federal Government in 2010. Two of them - Rob Oakeshott and Tony Windsor - would settle on Julia Gillard and hold the balance of power.
We're running out, and we don't have a plan. This is the story of how our civilisation's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world's top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion, our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.
If there is one day on which a boy turns into a man, it's the day he becomes a dad himself. Award-winning filmmaker Kira Phillips follows three men in the weeks before and after this day. She watches the struggle to be 'new men', the drama of birth and joins them on the steep learning curve of paternity leave.
Join Sir Richard Branson, jet-setting billionaire, Founder of the Virgin Group's 300+ companies, and devoted philanthropist - as he takes us through a day in the life of one of the world's most successful entrepreneurs. After an evening at Buckingham Palace with Queen Elizabeth II and President Obama, Branson hops on a plane to Chicago, where he's launching two new routes from Los Angeles and San Francisco. Following a slew of press interviews, Branson heads downtown to rub shoulders with celebrities and journalists at the launch party. As the soiree rages on, Branson slips out to catch the red-eye back to Europe.