Travelling through five continents in a year, the docobites team introduce a stranger a day via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries, each as unique as the stranger it features. This docobite is a story from Maya and Amy about their love for writing free poetry for people on their typewriters.
The amazing story of five exceptionally talented people includes three child prodigies, a man with a photographic memory who was the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman in the film Rainman, and a British man who has the world record for memorising a pack of cards. A self-taught 13-year-old artist who claims God taught her to paint when she was four, is now a million-dollar business. A 10-year-old musician from Israel had his destiny decided before he was even born when his parents bought him a grand piano. He played his first concert at five and with an orchestra at seven.
The Indus Civilisatino is one of the world's oldest. Presented by children, this series visits the ruins of two Indus cities. Archaeology is introduced as a method of learning how the Indus people lived, with comparisons to present day lifestyles in the region. Harappa is one of the most important archaeological sites from the Indus civilisation. The young hosts of this program visit Harappa to learn about archaeology and use it to piece together how people may have lived in 2500BC.
Monty Don continues his journey with a trip to the Mediterranean - cradle of European civilisation. In Italy, he visits some of the elaborate high Renaissance gardens which have hugely influenced Western garden design. But he also travels to Marrakech to visit the oldest continuously maintained garden in the world and on to Spain to visit the Alhambra, thought by many to be the most perfect garden in the world.
We go on a journey of personal discovery as a diverse range of nine compelling adults reflect on themselves as children, sharing the 'spark' moments and epiphanies that changed their lives - and motivated rewarding careers.
What is it like to be taken from your Chinese foster family, put on a plane and then wake up in a new country, family and culture? This is the story of Fang Sui Yong, an eight-year-old orphan, and the Sadowskys, the Long Island Jewish family that travelled to China to adopt her.
A fascinating 6-part series that looks at contemporary solutions to age-old parenting problems by exploring the work undertaken by Karitane; an innovative service that offers practical help to families overwhelmed by the challenges of raising young children. Parent Rescue mixes just the right amount of drama and humour to show a diverse group of families, from a mix of different cultures, who are all touched by Karitane's unique approach to supporting, nurturing and promoting family.
This week on Talking Heads Peter Thompson is joined by one of the most loved and respected surfers on the planet, Mark Occhilupo. Occy burst onto the surfing scene as a precocious teen with outrageous talent. He became a child star by 16, was ranked third in the world at only 17 and adored as a surfing superhero in America. But within five years Occy's life was spiralling out of control.
Les Murray is in the super league of the world's greatest wordsmiths. According to the New Yorker Magazine, he is 'now routinely mentioned among the three or four leading English-language poets.' But as Peter Thompson discovers on Talking Heads, you'd have been very hard pressed to envisage the impoverished young Murray would one day front the Queen, wearing a suit, and accepting a grand award. Murray describes his young self as one of those 'furtively farting' kids who avoided poems.
This week on Talking Heads, Peter Thompson's guest is an Australian legend. On the one hand, Victor Bray's gourmet tomatoes have been praised by Stephanie Alexander and food writers, and on the other hand he's much loved by folk who like their cars to go 400 kilometres an hour.
Episode three has the troupe on a non-stop itinerary in Egypt, which includes Cairo, the Nile, Abu Simbel, the temple of Sobak, Luxor, the Pyramids and a dawn trek up Mount Sinai. There are challenges at every turn, with the food, the hygiene, physical stamina, culture clashes, homesickness and dealing with each other. But the excitement and achievement of dealing with a strange new world brings joy and fulfillment. How will it change them?
The US Open is the climactic final event of the US Synchronized Swimming season. We follow two teams of ambitious and athletic girls - and one very determined teenage boy, through their intense training and team bonding until they meet in a spectacular display of churning water and synchronous limbs.
Best-selling author and life-hacker Tim Ferris pushes himself to the edge, deconstructing and decoding tough-to-master tasks - parkour, rally car racing, surfing, starting a new business - with master efficiency. In each episode of The Tim Ferris Experiment, Ferris takes viewers through the tasks, step-by-step, providing takeaways that people can translate into their own everyday lives.
We follow Simeon, Waldyr and their three dogs as they go on a holiday to Inverness in search of the Loch Ness monster. Meanwhile Jo Good and Anna Webb prepare a tea party for their dogs and dog guests.
Love And Fury celebrates the life, work and love of two remarkable Australians: Judith Wright and HC 'Nugget' Coombs. Their clandestine relationship over 25 years has been one of the best-kept secrets in Australian literary and political public life. The story of their meeting, their love and their shared passions provides unique insights into the dreams and disappointments of a generation.
Both teams arrive on Italy's Amalfi Coast. After a gruelling 12-hour overland journey, classical cellist Li Lu and soprano Lindsey Crow are in Positano, ready to perform for wealthy Italian holiday makers with deep pockets.
The 365 docobites team, Epiphany and Carl, travelled through five continents for an entire year to introduce the 365 docobites community to a stranger a day via a vlog of short and shorter documentaries. Each docobite is as unique as the stranger it features, allowing their identity to drive the content. It captures the essence of that time in their life: humorous or horrific, dramatic or delightful. What do these people look like, what do they think about, what makes them laugh, cry, scream and shout, what is life like for the strangers of the world? Let's get introduced.
Mr E is an enigmatic vigilante courier delivering packages that need to be hidden from an oppressive government, who monitor everything. But what will happen when the government catches on to Mr E's mischievous movements?
My brother's bedroom door was always closed. I was never allowed into his bedroom. What was the mystery? I couldn't stand it any longer and had to risk everything to have a look at what was behind his bedroom door.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archive footage.
The Wall Street Crash spread around the world like a malign infection. It humbled the rich and destroyed the savings of millions of ordinary people. It brought mass unemployment and near starvation to Europe and Asia, and slowed world trade for nearly a decade. The Crash also re-painted the political landscape, triggering the rise of ruthless dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
1929: The Year of The Crash follows the wondrously decadent trail of the decade known as The Rolling Twenties the years in which Americans celebrated their post war status as world leaders in industry and modern invention, in which Jazz set the style for a worldwide generation and Hollywood movies featured glittering stars that bewitched a global audience.
Setting the scene for a nation's dizzying rise, the film then plunges into the depths of its terrible fall, exposing the poverty, dole queues and squalid soup kitchens which followed in the wake of the Wall Street Crash. Finally, it reveals how an unlikely hero, Franklin Roosevelt, rode to the rescue of his wounded country, bringing hope and optimism back into the hearts of his people.
Jasmine's Grandma is very special. They do lots of different things together. On the shelf in Grandma's place sits a pink dotted box whose contents had remained a mystery to Jasmine. Will Jasmine ever find out what's inside?
Robynn Cook is a midwife at Coffs Harbour Hospital. After 40 years on the job, she's lost count of the number of babies she's helped enter the world but she continues to bring her warmth to the birthing rooms.
Mount Isa sporting fans would recognise Phil Makkai as "The guy on the gate; the bloke with the cheeky grin'. Phil has overcome a serious brain injury and is making the most of his second chance at life.
Tasmanian photographer Francois Fourie likes taking night photographs of star-filled skies but when he accidentally captured the green glow of an Aurora Australis he developed a new night photographic passion.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
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)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.