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Trillion Dollar Island
58:56

Trillion Dollar Island

ABC2/Kids May 4, 2016

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

Business and economics

9-10
11-12
Classification: General Classification: General
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Trillion Dollar Island - Thousands of kilometres away from the United Kingdom lies a secretive slice of Britain; a small sun-soaked Caribbean paradise - the Cayman Islands. ...

Trillion Dollar Island - Thousands of kilometres away from the United Kingdom lies a secretive slice of Britain; a small sun-soaked Caribbean paradise - the Cayman Islands. Watched over by a governor appointed from London, the Caymans are well and truly British, but with one big difference: no-one seems to be paying a penny of tax! Not locals. Not expats. Not big global corporations. And thanks to this tax-free status, Cayman has built a finance industry that's brought one and a half trillion pounds into its banks. There are twice as many companies registered in the Caymans as there are people. But what's really going on? Is it tax avoidance on an epic scale? President Obama thought so - he described one building in the Caymans, Ugland House, home to nearly 20,000 registered companies, as "either the biggest building, or the biggest tax scam, on record". Now investigative reporter Jacques Peretti has been given unprecedented access to Cayman's politicians and financiers, its millionaires and the ordinary British expats who've built a life here in the sun. Peretti is on a mission to get to the heart of what makes Cayman tick and to uncover the unexpected truth about what its existence really means for everyone in Britain.

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1929: The Year Of The Crash
50:02

1929: The Year Of The Crash

The History Channel November 2, 2009

Personal and social capability

Business and economics

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: General Classification: General
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the ...

Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archive footage. The Wall Street Crash spread around the world like a malign infection. It humbled the rich and destroyed the savings of millions of ordinary people. It brought mass unemployment and near starvation to Europe and Asia, and slowed world trade for nearly a decade. The Crash also re-painted the political landscape, triggering the rise of ruthless dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin. 1929: The Year of The Crash follows the wondrously decadent trail of the decade known as The Rolling Twenties the years in which Americans celebrated their post war status as world leaders in industry and modern invention, in which Jazz set the style for a worldwide generation and Hollywood movies featured glittering stars that bewitched a global audience. Setting the scene for a nation's dizzying rise, the film then plunges into the depths of its terrible fall, exposing the poverty, dole queues and squalid soup kitchens which followed in the wake of the Wall Street Crash. Finally, it reveals how an unlikely hero, Franklin Roosevelt, rode to the rescue of his wounded country, bringing hope and optimism back into the hearts of his people.

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Noma Australia
25:45

Noma Australia

Episode 2 SBS May 26, 2016

Design and technologies

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
Classification: General Classification: General
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noma australia is an enticing three-part adventure series that will document the inspirational journey behind one of the most anticipated culinary events of 2016 the opening ...

noma australia is an enticing three-part adventure series that will document the inspirational journey behind one of the most anticipated culinary events of 2016 the opening of noma australia restaurant at Barangaroo, Sydney. With exclusive access, the cameras follow Ren Redzepi and his international team, as they forage, taste and imagine their way through an avalanche of flavours on their Australian adventures. The journey follows the relocation of one of the worlds greatest restaurants from Copenhagen to Sydney to create an original menu that reflects the unique and vibrant Australia landscape. The stories behind the dishes will be revealed, and audiences will be invited to experience just what has inspired the noma team in their expedition across Australia and to Sydney. Episode Two: In the second episode, work continues at the restaurant; from the building of the kitchen and dining room, to the development of the menu in the noma test kitchen. As the project continues, the noma team explore the sights and sounds of the Sydney foreshore whilst gaining a different perspective on what the city has to offer. Follow the conversation on twitter: #nomaaustralia

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