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Behind The News reveals some of the major differences between Indonesia and Australia, and observes how a sister school program is developing intercultural understanding.

Behind The News reveals some of the major differences between Indonesia and Australia, and observes how a sister school program is developing intercultural understanding.

It started as a simple homework assignment and soon transformed into an exciting school trip to China! Hear the story from Connor and Lucy as they show us what they saw and ...

It started as a simple homework assignment and soon transformed into an exciting school trip to China! Hear the story from Connor and Lucy as they show us what they saw and learned as guests of the Chinese government on their trip to China.

How is China run and how do people have their say? A look at online media, literature and a booming film industry seeking to surpass Hollywood.

How is China run and how do people have their say? A look at online media, literature and a booming film industry seeking to surpass Hollywood.

No country has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. But is there a price to this rapid economic growth?

No country has risen so quickly from poverty to prosperity. But is there a price to this rapid economic growth?

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Each film focuses on an element of the ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Each film focuses on an element of the child's daily life - be it home, school, family or play - and shows how each individual geographical setting moulds and influences these routines.

Tonight's train journey takes us from Rameswaram past Bombay, Ahmedabad and Delhi to Amritsar and the Pakistani border. In the train there are discussions with travellers from ...

Tonight's train journey takes us from Rameswaram past Bombay, Ahmedabad and Delhi to Amritsar and the Pakistani border. In the train there are discussions with travellers from several religions about the role of religion in modern society. Outside of the train there are interviews with the mayor of Ahmedabad, who is teaching Hindus and Muslims to live side by side, and a Hindu-Muslim couple in Bombay who publish a magazine on religious conflict.

China's economic role in the world is growing at a record pace, and it is also now a key player in world politics, The country has no doubt become a global manufacturing ...

China's economic role in the world is growing at a record pace, and it is also now a key player in world politics, The country has no doubt become a global manufacturing giant, but how will it deal with issues on the home front such as increase in pollution and water shortages? Although it has been confronted with tough environmental problems, efforts are being made to solve these. In the final episode of this series, through a range of interviews from Africa, the EU, the US, and China, we find out how it is positioning itself as a major global player.

Travelling south from Bangkok towards Malaysia, we meet a transsexual coping with modernity and a Muslim teacher discussing Muslim separatism. Passing the Malaysian border, ...

Travelling south from Bangkok towards Malaysia, we meet a transsexual coping with modernity and a Muslim teacher discussing Muslim separatism. Passing the Malaysian border, people on the train talk about former Prime Minister Mahathir's leadership. The train travels through Malacca and Kuala Lumpur to end at the Thai border town, Hat Yai.

Tonight's train journey takes us on a trip from the Pakistani-Iranian border via Zahedan to Tehran, and from there to Istanbul. In the train, young Iranians talk about their ...

Tonight's train journey takes us on a trip from the Pakistani-Iranian border via Zahedan to Tehran, and from there to Istanbul. In the train, young Iranians talk about their relationship with the Ayatollah regime and its repressive policies. Once the train crosses the Turkish border though, everything that is illegal - such as alcohol, card games, singing and being unveiled - comes out as soon as Iran is behind them.

Portrays modern China through the lives of the people living in one of its busiest and most iconic cities. Tonight, a portrait of the life of Lui Wei, close friend of the ...

Portrays modern China through the lives of the people living in one of its busiest and most iconic cities. Tonight, a portrait of the life of Lui Wei, close friend of the director and a man who epitomises his vision of Shanghai, its peoples, and life in the bustling metropolises of urban China.

Tonight's train journey travels from the Lebanese side of the Israeli-Lebanese border via Hama and Homs, through Syria to Gaziantep in Turkey, and on to Ankara, Istanbul and ...

Tonight's train journey travels from the Lebanese side of the Israeli-Lebanese border via Hama and Homs, through Syria to Gaziantep in Turkey, and on to Ankara, Istanbul and Kapikule, a town on the Bulgarian border. On board the train, passengers discuss topics to do with the Turkish wish to become part of the EU; entering Europe with or without a veil; and issues to do with Christian and Kurdish minorities.

Following the revolution of 1949, legislation regarding equality was passed, which was a huge step forward for China at the time. And the economic reforms of recent decades ...

Following the revolution of 1949, legislation regarding equality was passed, which was a huge step forward for China at the time. And the economic reforms of recent decades have further improved the lives of women, yet it is the only country in the world where more women than men commit suicide, according to the World Health Organisation. So, as China surges forward, how will society change and what role will the new generation play in this new global powerhouse?

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: Examines life on the university campus in Beijing.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: This program showcases the diverse foods in Chinese cuisine and looks at how to order food.

'Operation Babylift', supervised by the Australian Government, transported 292 Vietnamese orphans to Australia, including the filmmaker Leigh Bancroft, whose original name is ...

'Operation Babylift', supervised by the Australian Government, transported 292 Vietnamese orphans to Australia, including the filmmaker Leigh Bancroft, whose original name is Le Thi Thoa. In this program she returns to Vietnam in search of her birth parents.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Lijiang

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  ABC  |  August 8, 2013
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Lijiang is situated in the ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Lijiang is situated in the shadow of the foothills of the Himalayas, and a magnet for tourists.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Chan'gou

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  ABC  |  August 15, 2013
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, He Ruigin lives in Chan'gou, a ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, He Ruigin lives in Chan'gou, a remote village about three hours from the ancient city of Lijiang.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Sandouping

Season 1  |  Episode 6  |  ABC  |  August 29, 2013
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Li Memgke lives near Sandouping ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, Li Memgke lives near Sandouping in the shadow of the Three Gorges Dam.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Tian Chang

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  ABC  |  August 22, 2013
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, an introduction to Tian Chang, ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Today, an introduction to Tian Chang, a city in eastern China in the province of Anhui.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Yangshou

Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  August 1, 2013
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. ...

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.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: How the Chinese celebrate New Year. We also learn how to buy tickets for a night out in China.

In My Shoes: China
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In My Shoes: China: Xing-Ping

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  ABC  |  July 25, 2013
The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Each film focuses on an element of the ...

The series provides a balanced perspective of the country and uses illustrated graphics maps to help locate the children geographically. Each film focuses on an element of the child's daily life - be it home, school, family or play - and shows how each individual geographical setting moulds and influences these routines. Today, Zhao Zhenhui shows us the beautiful karst peaks and life on the banks of the Li River.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: What are the best to travel around China - taxi, coach or train? Features the Great Wall of China.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: Explores both the old and new sides of Beijing.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: Cafe society is on the rise. In this episode we learn how to order drinks Chinese-style.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: We look at Beijing's addiction to shopping and learn how to browse and buy 'Chinese style'.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: Learn how western values and trends are starting to influence Chinese views.

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten ...

The real China is revealed in this series of concise and informative programs. It provides a guide to Chinese lifestyle and language as we meet the people and explore ten aspects of China's culture in detail. Today: This program looks at how to book a holiday and the best in leisure activities.

Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final episode from Hong Kong, looking at what happens right after New Year. This great port city is a strange mix of ultra-modern and ...

Kate Humble and Ant Anstead present the final episode from Hong Kong, looking at what happens right after New Year. This great port city is a strange mix of ultra-modern and traditional. Kate trains with a top dragon-dancing troupe and discovers that not only is it a highly demanding kung fu-based art, it is also taken very seriously as Hong Kong people sincerely embrace the tradition of lucky lions and dragons at New Year. Meanwhile, the Hairy Bikers are in Beijing at the Temple Fair, where they explore a tradition from Imperial China. The Emperor starts the New Year by renewing his mandate of heaven.

The Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King go to New Year's Eve in Beijing, following an extraordinary day in China's capital city. They experience life in the mega-city on this ...

The Hairy Bikers Dave Myers and Si King go to New Year's Eve in Beijing, following an extraordinary day in China's capital city. They experience life in the mega-city on this special day, from preparations at the bell tower, which can only ring on the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve, to the home of a Beijing family, the Zhangs, who are getting ready for the biggest family get-together of the year. The whole city comes to a halt as everyone gathers round dinner tables to tuck into the traditional reunion dinner.

In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often ...

In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often overlooked and yet the place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people - the Sogdian's - whose role was pivotal to its success. He travels through Tajikistan to meet the last survivors of that race and discovers how they were built by armies of captive craftsmen for one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen: Timur. He then goes back to school to learn where modern mathematics and astronomy were born.

For Hindus, Mother Ganga is a sacred spirit. It rises in an ice-cave in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal. But the Ganges has become so badly polluted that it ...

For Hindus, Mother Ganga is a sacred spirit. It rises in an ice-cave in the Himalayas and empties into the Bay of Bengal. But the Ganges has become so badly polluted that it is dangerous to bathe in let alone to drink from it.

In this episode, Ken and Ching explore the effects of sweeping modernisation in China's fastest growing city, Chengdu.

In this episode, Ken and Ching explore the effects of sweeping modernisation in China's fastest growing city, Chengdu.

Celebrating the ever-changing nature of man's relationship with the earth's amazing water systems, Rivers And Life is a six-part series exploring six of the world's most ...

Celebrating the ever-changing nature of man's relationship with the earth's amazing water systems, Rivers And Life is a six-part series exploring six of the world's most iconic watercourses: the Amazon, the Nile, the Mississippi, the Ganges, the Yangtze, and the Rhine.

In the final leg of their travels, Ken and Ching make an emotional return to their ancestral homes. They begin first in the dim sum capital Guangzhou to explore the birthplace ...

In the final leg of their travels, Ken and Ching make an emotional return to their ancestral homes. They begin first in the dim sum capital Guangzhou to explore the birthplace of Cantonese cuisine, the food most familiar to the West, before heading their separate ways.

Indonesia is a diverse country with over 300 ethnic groups, and home to more than 700 living languages. Find all about Indonesian food, culture, language and relationship with Australia in this playlist.
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
It is important to know about different individuals that seek refuge in Australia and around the world. Watch this playlist to get an insight into the life of refugees. (ACHASSI099,ACDSEH146,VCHHK095,VCGGK124,VCHHK159).
This week investigate the world’s cultural diversity, including the culture of indigenous people. gain insights into different cultural groups, beliefs and customs.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Take your class on a trip behind the red curtain with these videos that will help young minds better understand Chinese language, culture, history and modern life. (ACLCHU110,VCZHU110)
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