As nations around the globe attempt to fight sex trafficking, many consider legalising prostitution. Two filmmakers, Jared Brock and Michelle Brock travel across ten countries to explore the issue and attempt to discover what lies at the root of it all.
As the shockwaves subside following the earthquake in Nepal, National Geographic Channel examines the human cost, shares astonishing stories of survival and looks at what lessons we can learn from the tragedy.
From his international debut in Paris and beyond, follow Australian artist John Kelly's remarkable journey from his Dobell's Cows series to his recent Kangaroo works, as he traverses the world in seven years. The program lures the viewer into a journey across Europe but also into Kelly's mind and arrives at a new, surprisingly humorous landscape.
On January 11, 2007, seasoned adventurer 39-year-old Andrew McAuley set out on his quest to become the first person to kayak from Australia to New Zealand across 1600km of one of the wildest and loneliest expanses of ocean on Earth: the Southern Ocean stretch of the Tasman Sea below the 40th parallel. Solo is an incredible story of adventure. It is a portrait of a complex man and his attempt to conquer the impossible. It is also a moving tragedy that questions and examines the extreme risk some adventurers are driven to pursue.
Everyday clean and earth-friendly environmental areas are being destroyed for oil and gas mining. Broome is located in the far remote Kimberley region, one of the greatest wilderness environments in Australia. This is where Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, and the multi-billionaire oil and gas company, Woodside, decided to settle the second largest Liquid Natural Gas precinct of the planet. Now Broome citizens and the traditional custodians of the land - the Goolaraboloo - are uniting together to protect what is priceless to them.
Set in the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.
Now an eclectic, artistic hub, the seaside port of Fremantle has come a long way from its convict outpost days. Greig discovers the waves of migrants who've added a splash of colour to the city; including 10-pound poms, Italian migrants and boatloads of young women who arrived on 'bride ships'. He explores the roots of Fremantle local and AC/DC legend Bon Scott, and learns about the Rajneeshees - an obscure religious cult that painted the city orange.
From one beast to another, Pablo's Hippos is a satirical look at thirty years of Colombia's bloody and painful history seen from the semi-submerged viewpoint of a hippopotamus! A tale of a ferocious, irresistible, territorial animal, Pablo Escobar, and the depths to which he and his bloat were prepared to plunge for him to become the undisputed Alpha male in the most ruthless business in the world, the cocaine trade.
The third and final leg of Simon's Russian journey takes him from Crimea to the historic Baltic city of St Petersburg. In Crimea, Simon meets the eccentric and fearless owner of a safari park who likes to get up close and personal with his pride of lions. Travelling across Russia's vast western plains, Simon discovers depopulated villages and a rural community clinging on to existence and feeling abandoned by central government. Finally, after a journey spanning more than 6000km, Simon arrives in St Petersburg, where he joins fighters at a martial arts club. He is keen to get involved, but ends up with more than he bargained for.
A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami. Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise, but on the morning of December 26, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the Earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. However, the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.
In the final episode, Joe turns the table on the aspiring young politicians. Now it's their turn to nominate an issue they think is sending us to Sh*tsville. Their challenge is to come up with a big idea to fix the issue. Who better to pitch it to than someone who's held the nation's top job and knows a thing or two about 'the vision thing'? What will the former prime minister make of their left field ideas?
The challenges of a life-changing 400km journey across the Andes continue for a group of raw and emotionally vulnerable disabled teenagers. The team of 10 is clicking better as a group, but their gruelling journey continues to throw surprises at them every day.
Eddie Huang travels from Cape Cod to Peru to Tokyo and Dubai to explore the gains of globalisation versus what's lost on the plate in front of us. Eddie explores Hawaiian identity in the margins of its own habitat and how Hawaiians seek to take the island back.
This program follows more than 10,000 engineers and construction workers as they fight to stop London's streets caving in or snarling up with traffic. They race to complete the brand new railway directly underneath the city, Crossrail, London's new underground, in time for the first trains to start running. Costing £15 billion, it's the biggest engineering project in Europe. Linda Miller is an engineer who is more at home constructing space launch complexes at Cape Canaveral. She must build what will become Britain's busiest station - Farringdon - an underground structure longer than the Shard skyscraper is tall.
The team of 10 young disabled trekkers, pushing their physical and mental capacities to the limit crossing the Andes, now have to negotiate the Ecuadorian mangrove swamps. As they descend towards the ocean from the Paramo grasslands, where the spectacular views came with biting winds and fierce night time temperatures, they must traverse those swamps that have not been converted into shrimp farms.
Engineers are constructing and fitting out a new station at Paddington, erecting a 230m-long great glass canopy to soar above the structure, and plugging directly into Brunel's original grade one-listed station - a nerve wracking feat. At Tottenham Court Road, workers are building underground platforms and concourses the size of an aircraft carrier in the heart of the world's busiest shopping district. The team must carefully remove enormous props that hold apart the station walls, as convoys of concrete trucks drive down Oxford Street where half a million shoppers and tourists visit, every day. In Derby, a father and son team race to construct 66 trains to ferry passengers across the 50km of Crossrail line.
A team of 10 young disabled people test their strength and spirit to the limit with a 400km trek across the snow-capped Andes over four weeks. With a variety of walking difficulties, speech and hearing impairment and manual dexterity problems, they must negotiate the treacherous Napo River, the main tributary of the mighty Amazon, to get across the mountains to the Pacific Ocean.
When global warning triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam and a small band of survivors attempt to ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature.
Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.
A group of 20 artists, scientists and educators travel to the remote and beautiful Arctic island of Spitzbergen to exchange ideas and plot ways of communicating to the wider world, concerns about the environment and climate change.
In 2006, author Colin, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter Isabella began the 'No Impact Man project'. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
In 2014, one of the last tribes that had had no contact with the outside world emerged from the Amazon rainforest. This documentary has exclusive access to the tribe and documents first contact with members of the previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. An anthropologist, Jose Carlos Meirelles goes deep into the Amazon to learn whether the emergence of a long-hidden tribe signals the end of humans living in total isolation.
*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died*
Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. Now 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents. Extraordinary archival footage, immersive animation and in-depth interviews tell a powerful story revealing the legacy and myths of Cyclone Tracy including the coming of age of Darwin, the heroism of Darwinians, and the politicisation of the rebuild. The failure of most official records of the disaster to mention Indigenous people is addressed with stories from Aboriginal people who lived through the storm, and accounts of traditional Aboriginal beliefs that explain from a cultural standpoint the cyclone and resulting devastation. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Brindle Films and Nirvana Films. Produced with assistance of Screen Territory in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia. Produced by Rachel Clements and James Bradley. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.
The Easter Island is lost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, but it has stirred up quite a commotion. It's home to one of the most precious treasures of humanity: the famous stone statues called 'moai'. Who were the Rapa Nui people who created such a masterpiece? Where did these men and women come from? How did they disappear? From Easter Island to the Marquesas Islands, from Brussels to Los Angeles, three world-renowned archaeologists have investigated for more than 20 years, and what they discovered presents a whole new story.
With jurisdictions covering nearly one and a half million square kilometres, Outback Coroner, Greg Cavanagh investigates the unexpected, unusual and violent deaths in some of the most isolated communities across Australia.
Tony returns to the Philippines by way of Manila, its crowded capital city. Home to 12-15 million inhabitants, Manila is hot, tropical, smoggy, fascinating, and especially chaotic in the lead up to Christmas.
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. The controversial documentary, Blackfish, shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.
Inspired by Kwaxsistalla, a Kwakwaka'wakw clan chief, the filmmaker embarks upon a cinematic journey contrasting the tree-farms that dominate the landscape surrounding his home on Vancouver Island with an ancient rainforest on the Pacific Coast of Canada.
In a new episode from season two of this powerful documentary series, charismatic host Diego Bunuel travels to Lagos, Nigeria. Home to some 18 million people Lagos, Nigeria is known for its epic traffic jams, pollution, poverty and corruption. Yet 6000 newcomers arrive in Nigeria every day in hope of finding a better life.
In the northern town of Burnie, Tasmania, Magistrate and Coroner Don Jones inquires into two coronial cases - a retired hobby farmer whose car was hit by a freight train and the unsolved disappearance of bushwalker Susan Maddern. Meanwhile, NSW Deputy State Coroner Paul MacMahon conducts an inquest into a young family who died in a light plane crash.
Tasmanian Magistrate and Coroner Stephen Carey investigates a tragic marine accident involving two cray fishermen off the coast of Port Davey and Northern Territory Coroner Greg Cavanagh conducts an enquiry into a fatal road accident involving three of Australia's most eminent architects.
With Kanye West's former manager John Monopoly as their guide Nick, Gonzo and Parv find themselves on the dangerous streets of south-side Chicago, where they discover that music is the only way to escape the ghettos for many of the young rappers who are the face of the burgeoning Chicago rap scene.
Raise awareness in your classroom about Threatened Species Day with the spotlight is on native plants, animals, and ecosystems that are under threat and reflect on how we can protect them into the future.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
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)
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)
Water and weather, and the world play a significant role in our lives. Watch this playlist to find out about the impact on the earth through hands-on scientific exploration and experimentation. (ACSSU096, VCSSU046, VCSSU06, VCSSU078, VCSSU099, VCSSU101)
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)
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)
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)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
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.