A series revolving around ancient Dreamtime stories, uniquely interpreted by contemporary animators, musicians, artists, writers and actors. The stories explore themes such as the diverse landscape of the Northern Territory; the Aboriginal moiety and kinship systems; Indigenous spirituality; power and responsibility in the community; safety and survival in the bush and Indigenous ceremonies.
Legendary director Trevor Nunn, (who has directed 30 of Shakespeare's 37 plays and is determined to complete them all), takes us through the magical and mysterious world created in The Tempest, Shakespeare's last complete play.
Alexandra Harris examines Virginia Woolf's classic novel Mrs Dalloway, and finds out how the post-war climate of confusion and uncertainty, but also of progression in the 1920s influenced the free-form style of the book.
Honoured with legions of critical acclaim, Disney's 36th animated masterpiece magically transforms an ancient Chinese legend into unparalleled fun and adventure that comes along but once every dynasty. Embraced for her lovable, spirited nature, Mulan is a young girl who doesn't quite fit into her tradition-bound society. When the invading Hun army comes charging over China's Great Wall, Mulan's ageing father is ordered into battle. To spare him from harm, Mulan disguises herself as a soldier and secretly takes his place in the Imperial army, training with a comical, ragtag troop, led by the courageous Captain Shang.
Aggressive trial lawyer Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) has never lost a case. But when he's sentenced to a community service assignment, he must coach a ragtag team of pee wee hockey players who can't skate, can't score and can't win! First, he teaches the hapless team everything about winning, and then they teach him that winning isn't everything. Watch the pucks fly as they battle their way to the most important game of their lives!
A sword mysteriously embedded in a massive stone offers this challenge: Whoever can pull it from the stone will become the king of England! Many try to remove the sword and fail, and for an awkward young squire-in-training, the quest seems ludicrous. But with help from a powerful wizard, Merlin, the young man learns that with persistence and belief in himself, even the most incredible dream can be realised. Join in all the wild marvels that make this film a heart-pounding adventure that serves up royal entertainment.
Lola and Lotta know everything about dogs and are really pleased when Marv lets them look after Sizzles. It all goes well until Sizzles disappears. Then they find not just one Sizzle, but two! How will they tell them apart?
The Norman invasion of 1066 relegated English from the primary language of the country to a poor third - after French, the tongue of the court, and Latin, the tongue of the church. This episode tells the story of its re-emergence.
Recounts the story of how English became the language of the English church. The long uphill battle begins with John Wycliffe and the first English translation of the Bible and the program goes on to describe how in the time of Henry V, political necessity made English the language of state, and how the work of the Chancery and later of the printers, helped to codify it.
Cinderella has faith her dreams of a better life will come true. With help from her loyal mice friends and a wave of her Fairy Godmother's wand, Cinderella's rags are magically turned into a glorious gown and off she goes to the Royal Ball to meet her Prince.
This classic has charmed audiences for generations with its irresistible tail-wagging stars, memorable story and wonderful blend of humour and adventure. Cruella De Vil, Disney's most outrageous villain sets the fur-raising adventure in motion when she dognaps all of the Dalmatian puppies in London - including 15 from Pongo and Perdita's family. Through the power of the 'Twilight Bark', Pongo leads a heroic cast of animal characters on a dramatic quest to rescue them all in a story the whole family will enjoy again and again.
Today Lola wants to do everything all on her own. In the park, Charlie and his friend Marv persuade her that a seesaw won't 'see' or 'saw' with only one person. When the boys get on the other end, up goes Lola, high in the sky, where she sees things she could only dream of. And, what's more, she saves Marv and Charlie from the ever-so-evil pirates. All on her own.
Lola's favourite red shiny shoes no longer fit, and Dad insists that she gets a new pair of shoes. Lola is not having any of it. Her old red, shiny shoes are her favourite and she is definitely not going to change them!
Lola is horrified because she has her first ever wobbly tooth and she does not ever, never want her wobbly tooth to fall out. She does not want a big gap in her teeth, even if Charlie does say that she will grow another one which is stronger and better. No, Lola's tooth is absolutely not going to fall out... Until she discovers there is a Tooth Fairy! Who brings presents! Suddenly, she cannot get that tooth out fast enough.
It's Lotta's birthday, and Lola wants to buy her the best present. She's over the moon when she finds a doctor's kit! But it's really hard to give your best friend the best present ever when you like the present yourself!
If you wanted to write your own story, where would you even start Why not find out from a professional Children's author Andy Griffiths visited a group of students and shared his thoughts on what makes a good story and helped them write some of their own.
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Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)