A documentary chronicling the Cocos Keeling Islands - where Muslims outnumber Christians by more than five to one, and the Southern Star and the Islamic crescent moon sit side by side on the islands' flag. As Australian strategists eye up the value of the Cocos as a military outpost, the locals are forced to confront that their lives are in the hands of a government almost 6000km away in Canberra, and they are part of a country that barely even knows they exist. The Cocos Islanders respond by formulating a plan that will ensure they have a voice in determining the future of their homeland. All it requires is for the man who expected to become the next 'King of the Cocos' to collaborate closely with the Malay people whose ancestors treated virtually like slaves. What could possibly go wrong?
Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Marshall Curry's documentary tells a timely story of political action and environmental beliefs at loggerheads. His reconstruction of the recent history and unravelling of the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) is a fascinating exploration of a modern revolutionary movement and its efficacy. Fusing fervent concerns about ecological imbalance and capitalism run amok, ELF members and sleeper cells destroyed facilities involved in deforestation to remove the profit potential from companies wreaking environmental destruction. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
Everybody knows the names of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin but America's journey into space is much bigger than that. It was the result of the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of men and women who worked behind the scenes in crucial ways - ordinary people who had 'the big idea'. Men and women who could watch the launch of rockets, the voyages of spaceships and the building of the international space station and know it wouldn't have happened without them. This is the story of the unsung heroes who took America into space. This episode looks at the engineers who, against all odds, built humanity's most powerful machine - the Saturn V rocket.
Whether we like it or not we are heading towards a profound change. The climate, population growth, species extinction, resource consumption and such are just running wild. More and more people are becoming aware about these challenges and are engaging in different plans and initiatives in order to change the world before it's too late. This program introduces some of the people at the forefront these initiatives.
On July 20, 1969, astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong made history, becoming the first humans to set foot upon the Moon. But landing on the lunar surface challenged a dedicated team of engineers for almost a decade, designing a unique spacecraft - the Lunar Module. This is their remarkable story.
This is the remarkable story of the people whose engineering prowess and persistence eventually leads to the creation of the most complex structure ever built in orbit: the International Space Station, humanity's first permanent outpost in space.
The incredible story of the first mission to look for life on another world - told by the engineers charged with safely landing a spacecraft on the surface of Mars and creating a miniaturised laboratory to search for life on the Red Planet.
This is the extraordinary story of the engineers who push the envelope to create the world's first reusable space vehicle, the most complex machine ever made and one that promises to make spaceflight routine.
In tonight's episode, account manager Ronnie has no control over his little pug and it's causing a rift between him and his girlfriend; the issue is even stopping them from having children. Meanwhile beauty therapist Holly lets her dog defecate all over her mum's house causing big arguments between mother and daughter. Ronnie and Holly leave their dogs behind and travel to Hollywood to spend a week working with acting dogs.
Twenty-two-year-old Holly loves her dog Suki, she paints Suki's nails and puts diamantes on them and feeds her non-stop treats. Mikki lives in a rough part of London, so for protection he is training his six-month-old pup Chicka to bite. While on the street, he never has his pup on the lead, posing a danger not only to Chicka but others on the street. In the hope of becoming better pet owners, Holly and Mikki travel to South Africa to spend a week with dogs that are trained to track down rhino poachers.
In tonight's final episode of Don't Blame the Dog, British hairdresser Amy lacks the confidence when it comes to controlling her basset hound, while student drop-out Tyler refuses to take responsibility for walking, feeding and cleaning up after his dog. Amy and Tyler leave their dogs behind and travel to Alaska to spend a week working with dogs that race sleds for a living.
Mishak from Wembley doesn't believe his staffie-cross dogs should be on a lead and breeds them for money while glamour model Amy doesn't believe in training her pet Jack Russell, Milo. Could the fact that she never got over the death of her previous pet dog have something to do with her lack of effort?
Essex hairdresser Ed treats his two little pugs like royalty. He feeds them the finest human food, dresses them in the latest fashions and lets them have the run of the house. The dogs' behaviour is becoming a growing issue for Ed's partner, who is fed up. Single, stay-at-home mum Bexy is trapped in her house, spending more time looking after her unruly labrador than her three-year-old son. Ed and Bexy both leave their dogs behind and travel to Canada to spend a week working with a special operations group and their army dogs.
Asteroids, sometimes called minor planets, are rocky remnants left over from the early formation of our solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. Find out how they reshaped the Earth here. (ACSSU115, ACSSU153, ACSSU180, ACSSU188)
Capture students’ interest and find out what they think they know about how living things, such as small animals. Make their playground experience more meaningful with this curated playlist. (ACSSU017,ACSSU211,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Living things live in all different types of habitats. In this playlist, you'll learn what a habitat is and the different types of habitats there are, along with which animals reside in each of the habitats. (ACSSU044,ACSSU072,ACSSU073,ACSSU043,ACSSU094,VCSSU042,VCSSU043,VCSSU057)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
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.