When current affairs becomes advertising
2:27

When current affairs becomes advertising

Clip from Shaun Micallef's Mad as Hell

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In a satirical Media Sasquatch segment, Shaun Micallef and the "dean of journalism at the University of Coober Pedy" discuss the reporting of department store sale prices ...

In a satirical Media Sasquatch segment, Shaun Micallef and the "dean of journalism at the University of Coober Pedy" discuss the reporting of department store sale prices during current affairs broadcasts.

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable
25:19

Lawrence Leung's Unbelievable: The Experiment

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC July 20, 2011

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9-10
11-12
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Filmed with hidden cameras, Lawrence's final investigation tests the boundaries of rationality by confronting an unsuspecting individual with increasingly unbelievable ...

Filmed with hidden cameras, Lawrence's final investigation tests the boundaries of rationality by confronting an unsuspecting individual with increasingly unbelievable experiences. Can Lawrence turn a sceptic into a believer?

Science of Stupid
22:03

Science of Stupid

Season 1 Episode 4 National Geographic August 10, 2014

Critical thinking

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The 'Cannon Ball Ice Dude' racked up 2 million views on YouTube with his attempt to jump into a frozen pool. We break down the science behind what went wrong.

The 'Cannon Ball Ice Dude' racked up 2 million views on YouTube with his attempt to jump into a frozen pool. We break down the science behind what went wrong.

Uncle Sem And The Bosnian Dream
52:45

Uncle Sem And The Bosnian Dream

SBS May 3, 2011

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Intercultural Understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When Semir Osmanagic, an American businessman originally from Bosnia, arrived in the small Bosnian village of Visoko, he claimed that the hills surrounding the town were ...

When Semir Osmanagic, an American businessman originally from Bosnia, arrived in the small Bosnian village of Visoko, he claimed that the hills surrounding the town were actually covering pyramids that were thousands of years old. From that moment, life in Visoko was never the same. And Semir became a celebrity; a national hero. This film is a human comedy that recounts a year in the life of this community just after the pyramid discovery.

Artscape
26:50

Artscape: The Living Artist

ABC February 9, 2010

Critical thinking

Visual arts

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same ...

Insightful, entertaining, and a little tongue in cheek, The Living Artist is the story of what happens when a lucrative arts prize is offered in a small community, the same community from which the money will also be raised. And what happens when the artists all know each other and the judges know all the artists - how can the process be fair, balanced and focused?

Conspiracy Road Trip
56:25

Conspiracy Road Trip: UFOs

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 April 3, 2013

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9-10
11-12
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Are we alone in the universe? Or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is 'yes', have the world's governments been covering up this incredible ...

Are we alone in the universe? Or have we been visited by aliens? If the answer to the last question is 'yes', have the world's governments been covering up this incredible 'truth'? UK comedian Andrew Maxwell is a logical guy and he's going to tackle these big questions on an American road trip, travelling from Los Angeles to Area 51.

You Can't Ask That
28:27

You Can't Ask That: Down Syndrome

Season 2 Episode 2 ABC April 12, 2017

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Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
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People with Down syndrome are often faced with a world that believes they don't have much to contribute. In this heart-warming and challenging episode, we give them a chance ...

People with Down syndrome are often faced with a world that believes they don't have much to contribute. In this heart-warming and challenging episode, we give them a chance to speak for themselves.

Adam Ruins Everything
20:55

Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins The Hospital

Season 2 Episode 3 SBS Viceland August 15, 2017

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11-12
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Adam drops by to explain why our hospital visits rack up huge bills and why antibiotics won't solve all our medical problems. Also, we learn about the truth behind mammograms.

Adam drops by to explain why our hospital visits rack up huge bills and why antibiotics won't solve all our medical problems. Also, we learn about the truth behind mammograms.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
1:55:05

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

SBS August 20, 2017

Critical thinking

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for ...

Alex Gibney turns his gaze to Scientology in this provocative documentary based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright - a tale of ego, exploitation and lust for power. Gibney profiles eight former members of the Church of Scientology, whose most prominent adherents include A-list Hollywood celebrities, shining a light on how the church cultivates true believers, including their experiences and what they are willing to do in the name of religion. Fearless and fascinating, this latest cinematic opus is a powerful exploration of the psychological impact of blind faith: what Lawrence Wright calls the prison of belief.

Adam Ruins Everything
21:04

Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins The Suburbs

Season 2 Episode 10 SBS Viceland October 3, 2017

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11-12
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Adam explains how the idealised lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, and that the design of the suburbs is slowly killing you. Plus, the racist history of suburban planning led ...

Adam explains how the idealised lawn is an unnatural monstrosity, and that the design of the suburbs is slowly killing you. Plus, the racist history of suburban planning led to today's institutionalised segregation in schools.

Adam Ruins Everything
21:05

Adam Ruins Everything: Adam Ruins the Economy

Season 2 Episode 11 SBS Viceland October 10, 2017

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11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Adam explains why lobbying makes filing your taxes so complicated, and why the economic numbers we focus on don't provide the whole story. Plus, American manufacturing can't ...

Adam explains why lobbying makes filing your taxes so complicated, and why the economic numbers we focus on don't provide the whole story. Plus, American manufacturing can't come back because it was a fluke to begin with.

You Can't Ask That
29:49

You Can't Ask That: Intersex

ABC April 17, 2019

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A subject that is still widely misunderstood, secretive and rarely spoken about in detail: eight individuals reveal the complexities of being born with an intersex variation.

A subject that is still widely misunderstood, secretive and rarely spoken about in detail: eight individuals reveal the complexities of being born with an intersex variation.

You Can't Ask That
29:25

You Can't Ask That: Carnies and Show People

ABC April 24, 2019

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Travelling show people, or carnies as they are colloquially known, have a reputation that precedes them. What is life on the road really like for these Aussie nomads?

Travelling show people, or carnies as they are colloquially known, have a reputation that precedes them. What is life on the road really like for these Aussie nomads?

You Can't Ask That
29:08

You Can't Ask That: Alcoholics

Season 4 Episode 6 ABC May 8, 2019

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
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What happens when drinking habits become problematic? Eight former alcoholics open the lid and share their sobering truths.

What happens when drinking habits become problematic? Eight former alcoholics open the lid and share their sobering truths.

People Magazine Investigates: Cults
43:43

People Magazine Investigates: Cults: Yahweh Nation

Episode 5 Discovery Channel November 25, 2018

Critical thinking

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Yahweh Ben Yahweh is a respected religious leader in the 1980s, but behind the facade, he rules his followers with terror and violence.

Yahweh Ben Yahweh is a respected religious leader in the 1980s, but behind the facade, he rules his followers with terror and violence.

The Enfield Haunting
46:36

The Enfield Haunting

Season 1 Episode 2 BBC First June 22, 2016

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Science

9-10
11-12
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The investigation continues as Guy calls on the services of a medium, much to Maurice's annoyance, and light is shed on the dark entity they're dealing with.

The investigation continues as Guy calls on the services of a medium, much to Maurice's annoyance, and light is shed on the dark entity they're dealing with.

The Enfield Haunting
45:54

The Enfield Haunting

Season 1 Episode 1 BBC First June 22, 2016

Critical thinking

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on the most-documented account of poltergeist activity in British history, a London family call on Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair when their home is beset by a ...

Based on the most-documented account of poltergeist activity in British history, a London family call on Maurice Grosse and Guy Lyon Playfair when their home is beset by a mysterious spirit.

People Magazine Investigates: Cults
43:27

People Magazine Investigates: Cults: Jonestown Massacre

Episode 3 Discovery Channel November 11, 2018

Critical thinking

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the late '50s, Jim Jones founded the People's Temple. By 1975, he was setting up what was supposed to be a utopia known as Jonestown. But utopia quickly turned into hell.

In the late '50s, Jim Jones founded the People's Temple. By 1975, he was setting up what was supposed to be a utopia known as Jonestown. But utopia quickly turned into hell.