Cinema Asia
51:01

Cinema Asia: India

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 February 3, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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A behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest film industry. Traditional culture has been a big influence in Indian films where music and dance dominates. The program talks ...

A behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest film industry. Traditional culture has been a big influence in Indian films where music and dance dominates. The program talks to director Yash Chopra, the father of Bollywood, and visits the Mandir Theatre, where only one film has screened for the past ten years, and also takes a look at new trends of Bollywood films.

Cinema Asia
51:01

Cinema Asia: China

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 January 27, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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This five-part documentary series takes viewers into the most dynamic film scene on the planet. China is now the world's third-largest producer of cinema films.

This five-part documentary series takes viewers into the most dynamic film scene on the planet. China is now the world's third-largest producer of cinema films.

Cinema Asia
50:11

Cinema Asia: Iran

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 February 24, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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In 1979, the Islamic Revolution not only threw the Shah out of Iran, it also turned the vibrant local cinema scene on its head. Filmmakers had to learn how to make films in a ...

In 1979, the Islamic Revolution not only threw the Shah out of Iran, it also turned the vibrant local cinema scene on its head. Filmmakers had to learn how to make films in a strictly Islamic environment. How they met the challenge of making films with chador-clad leading ladies and prohibitions on filming within the puritanical strictures of Islam is revealed in this program.

Empires of Silver
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Empires of Silver

Episode 2 The History Channel March 20, 2019

History

Asia and Australia

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11-12
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Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that ...

Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that extends from the Himalayas to the Yellow Sea.

Empires of Silver
58:35

Empires of Silver

Episode 3 The History Channel March 27, 2019

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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With the Qing Empire badly beaten by the British in the first Opium War, they are forced to make significant trade concessions, and the island of Hong Kong is ceded to the ...

With the Qing Empire badly beaten by the British in the first Opium War, they are forced to make significant trade concessions, and the island of Hong Kong is ceded to the British. It's a critical turning point in the relations between the empires of China and Great Britain. The balance of power has shifted. The sun is setting on the Chinese Empire but the British now have an empire, where they proudly boast, the sun will never set.

Transmitters of Heritage
43:39

Transmitters of Heritage

Discovery Channel November 17, 2018

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants. China has a vast territory with different climates and cultural traditions, which lead to its different ...

Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants. China has a vast territory with different climates and cultural traditions, which lead to its different humanistic characters.

Trekking the Great Wall
45:00

Trekking the Great Wall

National Geographic November 29, 2018

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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A British writer and historian explores the most remote parts of China's national monument. He questions peasants and herders, experts and scholars, in a bid to learn how long ...

A British writer and historian explores the most remote parts of China's national monument. He questions peasants and herders, experts and scholars, in a bid to learn how long the Great Wall is.

Angkor Rediscovered
52:49

Angkor Rediscovered

SBS August 23, 2015

Ancient history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and ...

How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and documents handed down by Louis Delaporte - one of the first explorers of Angkor in the 19th century - researchers have been able to uncover how Khmer temples operated, the meaning of their architecture, and how the capital of the Empire grew to become the largest city in the world at the end of the 13th century.

Two Men In China
58:07

Two Men In China: Beijing

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 13, 2014

Geography

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
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This video has closed captioning
They navigated the Murray Darling, traversed the Great Divide, and straddled the Top End. Now, John Doyle and his mate Tim Flannery are off on a new adventure - to discover China!

They navigated the Murray Darling, traversed the Great Divide, and straddled the Top End. Now, John Doyle and his mate Tim Flannery are off on a new adventure - to discover China!

Man Made Marvels
43:15

Man Made Marvels: Ancient Beijing

Season 1 Episode 2 Discovery Channel September 30, 2017

Intercultural understanding

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
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Beijing is transforming into a thrusting modern metropolis with buildings and a growing infrastructure to support its huge population.

Beijing is transforming into a thrusting modern metropolis with buildings and a growing infrastructure to support its huge population.

In My Shoes
6:21

In My Shoes

ABC2 February 1, 2015

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

5-6
7-8
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This video has closed captioning
In My Shoes explores what it's like growing up transgender, intimately told through the eyes of five young Australians.

In My Shoes explores what it's like growing up transgender, intimately told through the eyes of five young Australians.

Scene By Scene
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Scene By Scene

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC November 29, 2009

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia ...

An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

Scene By Scene
52:58

Scene By Scene

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 6, 2009

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia ...

An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

Mao Tse Tung
43:22

Mao Tse Tung

The History Channel May 23, 2011

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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The extraordinary life of the farmer's son who ruled communist China with an iron fist. Includes harrowing eyewitness accounts of the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap ...

The extraordinary life of the farmer's son who ruled communist China with an iron fist. Includes harrowing eyewitness accounts of the Cultural Revolution and the Great Leap Forward.

Two Men In China
56:48

Two Men In China: Chengdu

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC May 27, 2014

Geography

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
John Doyle and Tim Flannery are on the final leg of their great adventure through China. Chengdu is the proud and ancient capital of Sichuan province in western China. Chengdu ...

John Doyle and Tim Flannery are on the final leg of their great adventure through China. Chengdu is the proud and ancient capital of Sichuan province in western China. Chengdu is also the poster child for China's rapid development.

Empires of Silver
58:30

Empires of Silver

Episode 1 The History Channel March 17, 2019

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
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China has become rich through tax reform and trade. Underpinned by silver, its economy is booming. But the 19th Century is fast approaching and a new Empire, Great Britain, is ...

China has become rich through tax reform and trade. Underpinned by silver, its economy is booming. But the 19th Century is fast approaching and a new Empire, Great Britain, is emerging to challenge China. For now these 'foreign barbarians', as the Chinese call them, are under control, but for one Emperor there will be war and humiliation in the century ahead.

Man Made Marvels
44:30

Man Made Marvels: The Sydney Opera House

7mate May 12, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Its breathtaking shape defied every engineering and construction rule in the book. Danish architect Jorn Utzon's original plans were so radical that they were physically ...

Its breathtaking shape defied every engineering and construction rule in the book. Danish architect Jorn Utzon's original plans were so radical that they were physically impossible to build using existing technology. Completion of the Opera House was supposed to take five years at a cost of seven million dollars. In the end, construction took 14 years and cost over 100 million dollars.

Two Men In China
56:55

Two Men In China: Shanghai

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC May 20, 2014

Geography

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Second stop for John Doyle and Tim Flannery is the city of Shanghai. The ancient fishing village turned international port was once known as the Pearl of the Orient - a ...

Second stop for John Doyle and Tim Flannery is the city of Shanghai. The ancient fishing village turned international port was once known as the Pearl of the Orient - a decadent hub of foreign trading and subversive political intrigue. Now it's a glitzy, glamorous city and the poster child for China's rapid urbanisation. It is China's most populous city and home to 24 million people.