This telemovie tells the story of Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo, the Torres Strait Islander, who left school at 15, yet spearheaded the High Court challenge that overthrew the fiction of terra nullius. It traces Koiki's life, through his early exile from his beloved Murray Island, his years of working on the trochus trawlers and the outback railways, to his decision to embrace activism. It also tells of his struggles to begin a school specifically for Aboriginal and Islander children.
The remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, who leaves the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert, accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels.
This film tells the story of one man's struggle under the constant surveillance of Big Brother. Winston Smith endures an abject existence in totalitarian Oceania, employed to rewrite the history books for the Ministry of Truth in order to support the current party line and perpetuate a false legacy. Disillusioned by the state of affairs and ill with the burden of lies, his life takes a horrifying turn when he begins a forbidden love affair and commits the crime of independent thought. Sent to the Ministry of Love, he is placed at the mercy of O'Brien, an imperious leader determined to not only control his thoughts but crush his soul. Title also stylised as 1984.
In the most famous horror story of all time, young Victor Frankenstein (Kenneth Branagh) leaves Geneva for university, leaving behind his adopted sister (Helena Bonham Carter). Inspired by the sinister Professor Waldman, Victor becomes obsessed and reclusive as he experiments with the possibilities of man-made creation. But one night as his Creature (Robert de Niro) struggles to life, Victor realises too late the full horror of what he's done, and vainly tries to destroy his creation. Believing the Creature has perished of cholera, Victor returns home and makes plans for his marriage. Alone, despised and driven by a rage born of emotional agony, the Creature sets off to find his maker, and so begins the nightmare that will engulf Victor Frankenstein and all those he loves.
This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.
Based on the award winning stand-up of writer and star, Ivan Aristeguieta, Lost in Pronunciation follows the arrival in Australia of a Venezuelan comedian, Ivan, whose heart is set on breaking into the local comedy scene.
Tilly Dunnage, a beautiful and talented misfit, after many years working as a dressmaker in exclusive Parisian fashion houses, returns home to the tiny middle-of-nowhere town of Dungatar to right the wrongs of the past. Not only does she reconcile with her ailing, eccentric mother Molly and unexpectedly falls in love with the pure-hearted Teddy, but armed with her sewing machine and incredible sense of style, she transforms the women of the town and in doing so gets sweet revenge on those who did her wrong.
In this no-nonsense approach to health and medicine, anatomy expert Dr Alice Roberts takes us on a high-energy revelatory trip around the body, giving us an essential guide to our internal organs. This week, she looks at the heart. As a hard-working organ, making sure that every muscle, tissue and cell in the body gets just what it needs, the heart is in need of some love.
Things go from bad to worse as Britain is gripped by an economic depression in the early 1880s. As unemployment jumps from 2-10 percent, some of the men find themselves out of work. The work shortage in the slum is exacerbated by an influx of new immigrants: descendants of Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe and English workers from the countryside. Space is now at even more of a premium, and work is scarce, pushing up the rent and causing outrage. With hungry mouths to feed, some of the mums go in search of poverty relief - and encounter the little provisions available to Victorians in desperate straits. Qualifying for extra food and funds is hard, and their morals, parenting and housekeeping is questioned. The slum is reaching breaking point.