Alex participates in a Manu Toa Haka group. The tradition originated in New Zealand from Maori dances and a war dance in particular. Older schoolage boys have adapted this mode of energy release and bonding to help their brothers meet their goals in life. For instance, to make good grades, and stop slacking off. Performing traditional dance and embracing their cultural identity has indeed helped give each of the young men in the group renewed focus and drive in their individual lives.
Alex interviews Bolivian dancers, both male and female, to share with us Bolivian tradition of dance and music, and how the fantastically colourful costumes represent this. We're shown a traditional Bolivian folk instrument that really helps keep the rhythm and pace of these festive, carnival dances. To watch beautiful young Brazilian women who speak with an Aussie accent, is to witness a faraway family culture being embraced and maintained. Good on us, with all the colour and passion we get to
When Muslims participate in the holy month of Ramadan, they fast from sunrise to sundown and spend a lot of time praying and studying their holy book. We meet a couple of kids who participate and they tell us what it means to them and why it's an important part of their religion.
After a school trip to Zambia, Chloe is excited to have us tag along as those same students from Zambia come to visit her and her friends in Australia. Through the two trips, they learn about each other's cultures, foods and animals and discuss important topics like conservation.
Christmas Island is best known for the detention centre that's found there, but there are lots of other people that choose to call it home. It's a diverse mix of families that have integrated some different aspects of their culture into daily life. Find out what life is like on a part of Australia you may not be all that familiar with.
Rookie reporters Jacob, Nathan and Kate explain what an expatriate is, what life is like for them living in Oman, what some of the differences they've noticed are, why learning Arabic was important to them, and how home schooling is managed.
Festival of Tibet organiser Tenzin Choegyal reveals some of the traditional art and music from the "Roof of the World", including sand mandala, and composer Michael Askill demonstrates the use of singing bowls.
A children's choir from Uganda visits Australia to sing for a good cause. Though all of the children have faced great hardships, they travel the world singing, bringing joy and helping raise awareness about some of the struggles in their country.
Imagine moving to a new school where not only do you not know anybody, but you don't even speak the same language! That can be a bit scary but one school is making sure that new students feel welcome with a program that allows them to be mentored by other students. Find out how much showing someone around, playing games and just getting to know them can really help with the transition.
Travelling through five continents in a year, the 365 Docobites team introduce a stranger a day via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries, each as unique as the stranger it features. This docobite is a story from Maya and Amy about their love for writing free poetry for people on their typewriters.
An eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are choosing to marry outside their ethic background and customs, family and culture become entwined as people fall in love with others from different backgrounds.
Features an inspiring collection of films from six promising Chinese filmmakers. In this episode, Mongolians who move to the bustling, modern city are facing the threat of losing their language and their culture.
Host Flora Montgomery visits the vibrant city of Istanbul, famously the only city in the world stretched across two continents, and discovers a culture rich in food, shopping, architecture, sport, crafts and history.
This series shows the real lives of German speaking young people in today's Europe. In each episode, a young person invites the viewer into their homes to introduce their families, friends, local area and schools.
The journey to school's a very special type of life experience shared by millions of children around the world but in different ways. What happens between the two most important places in a child's life, their home and school?
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
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)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
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).
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.
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.