Anglican priest Rod Bower is well known for the controversial signs he puts up outside the Gosford Church. But there's a lot more to this compassionate man, whose commitment to social justice has made him a major target.
Geraldine Doogue and a panel of high profile international and Australian guest speakers attend the Parliament of the World's Religions in Melbourne. It is the largest gathering of religious leaders in the world.
We follow the stories of four women whose husbands fought in different conflicts - World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the first Gulf War and Afghanistan. Although from different eras, their stories of anguish transcend time and place.
The stories of three courageous individuals who defy death threats, carry out daring rescues and challenge powerful interests in the battle to end slavery in the 21st century, filmed in India, Togo and Pakistan.
A story about faith, religion, love and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak about how they came to be missionaries in the 1960s and '70s and how these young idealists developed much broader ideas about faith.
When Amna Karra-Hassan played her first game of Aussie Rules football she was hooked. She convinced friends to start training with her and form a women's team. Five years later the Auburn Giants are top of the ladder.
Chaplain Kim Miller visits James who will soon be released from Lithgow Correctional Centre. To help James adjust to life on the outside Kim offers him a place at Friendship House. But will James turn up?
Following two Jehovah's Witness families who stand firm for their often controversial Christian faith, this episode opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses and reveals how they have helped shape history beyond the doorstep.
Hitler admired one country more than any other, Great Britain. His favourite film was the Bengal lancers which told the story of the British in India. In Mien Kampf he spoke of expanding German territory to the East. How was it possible then that in 1939 he ended up fighting the one country that he had started out wanting as an ally, Great Britain, and allied to the one country he had intended to take land from, Russia?
Buckle up as we take a provocative and humorous journey to the heart of the real Australia as seen from the back seat of a taxicab. The cabbie comedians include Andrew O'Keefe, Mel Buttle, Ronny Chieng, Tommy Little, Jordan Raskopoulos and Tegan Higginbotham.
On Anzac Day, Compass tells the story of Sister Susan Connelly's bid to have East Timor officially honoured for its wartime assistance to Australia. Sister Susan is a Josephite nun based in Sydney's western suburbs. Since 1994 she and other members of the Mary MacKillop East Timor Mission have been supporting the people of this struggling new nation.
This series takes a group of high street fashion victims - with closets full to the brim with cheap, chic brands - and makes them live the life of the Indian factory workers they unknowingly rely on! Tonight, the six Brits travel to West Delhi to live and work alongside the migrant tailors of a backstreet workshop. Here the workers can work up to 15 hours a day for as little as 15 pence per garment.
How was it possible that the holocaust ever happened? With access to extraordinary new material from Lithuania including an interview with a member of the Nazi killing squads, this program examines how the Nazis could commit acts which have caused estimates of how low humans can sink to be altered forever.
In the final episode of our men's dinner series, Geraldine invited five men who have moved into a later stage of life. Most are retired or they have stepped back from full time work or their main career. So what are they doing? Have they become grumpy old men? Or, are they having a ball in this, their second or maybe third life?
Poland was to become the epicentre of Nazi brutality, the place were Nazism achieved its purest and most bestial form. This is the story of the first two years of the Nazi occupation of Poland and the vicious power battles between the Nazi barons.
In the summer of 1943, the Italians voted Mussolini out of office, declaring the war over. Why couldn't the Germans do the same? Why did it take the near total destruction of their country for them to give in?
Produced by famed street artist Banksy, this program charts the history of behaving badly in public. It examines the stories behind some of the most audacious stunts of recent times and what motivates the perpetrators, from mindless boredom to heartfelt political beliefs.
Josephine's high profile asylum seeker kidnapping case is further complicated when Callum intervenes, landing Josephine's witness, and himself, in hot water. Stars Claudia Karvan, Toby Schmitz, Brett Tucker.
Imagine a group of men from tough backgrounds who try to make their living as labourers, miners, and security guards in post apartheid South Africa. Now imagine this same group of men donning their Pierre Cardin suits and engaging in underground fashion shows every Saturday night for prizes, and more importantly - self-respect. Danish filmmaker Jeppe Ronde's The Swenkas takes its title from the name by which these men are known.
If you went missing... would anyone come looking for you? Young, attractive and vivacious Joyce Vincent died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. With the television and heater still on, she was surrounded by half-wrapped Christmas presents. In 2006, the British press reported on Joyce's death: she was discovered in a north London council flat some three years after she had died. But who was Joyce? And how was it possible that no-one noticed her disappearance?
British shop girl Stacey Dooley, championing the cause against child slave labour, travels to the Ivory Coast, West Africa, where tens of thousands of children are believed to be working in the cocoa plantations that supply half the world's chocolate makers.
A young Parisian Jew was kidnapped recently and held for ransom in the false assumption that his family had plenty of money. When the ransom was not forthcoming, his tortured body was dumped and left to die. In Russia, the famed Jewish oligarchs are either imprisoned or in exile. The head of the world's largest bank is Jewish. This film examines how the myth of shadowy 'international bankers' ruling the world came about and considers studies that purport to show that Jews are wealthier than average (at least in America) and even genetically predisposed to become successful financially.
After Pia learned that her friend had been killed by a schizophrenic man wielding a gun in 1996, she became a gun control advocate who has fought to pass stricter gun laws in the U.S. Pia believes that the world would be free from gun violence only by prohibiting the sale of guns to anyone outside of law enforcement and armed services.
The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously step up to life's challenges.
Tom is a 26 year old who feels compelled to give away a kidney to a complete stranger. Tom's friends and family are struggling with the idea of him donating a major organ to someone he will never meet. As Tom approaches a decision that will change his life forever, this film explores the boundaries of modern altruism.
Ifrah Ahmed is the founder and organiser of the Miss Ethnic Ireland contest, a pageant she created to raise awareness about female genital mutilation of which she herself was a victim ... when she was 8 years old.
Tonight, Scott talks to Rolf de Heer, the writer and director of Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby and ten other Australian feature films. With over 20 major awards to his name, Rolf is one of our most prolific and respected film directors. Rolf discusses racism, incest, torment, murder, loyalty and love... because these are all themes his films have explored.