The Last Emperor
2:34:57

The Last Emperor

Masterpiece January 29, 2017

Media arts

History

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor ...

This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.

Blue
1:51:21

Blue

SBS2 November 15, 2015

Asia and Australia

Media arts

Music

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This Bollywood quest to the bottom of the ocean features a stunning performance by Australia's own singing sensation Kylie Minogue. Sameer flees to the Bahamas to hide with ...

This Bollywood quest to the bottom of the ocean features a stunning performance by Australia's own singing sensation Kylie Minogue. Sameer flees to the Bahamas to hide with his brother, after he gets in debt with the intimidating criminal Gulshan. After Gulshan finds them in the Bahamas and kidnaps Sameer's brother's girlfriend, the two brothers are forced to go on an expedition to the depths of the sea in search of a sunken treasure that will help them pay the ransom.

Daughter From Danang
1:21:24

Daughter From Danang

ABC2 July 29, 2012

Asia and Australia

Modern history

Personal and social capability

Intercultural Understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A riveting and moving film about longing and the personal legacy of war. In 1975, when the Vietnam War was ending, seven-year-old Heidi Bub (aka Mai Thi Hiep) was one of the ...

A riveting and moving film about longing and the personal legacy of war. In 1975, when the Vietnam War was ending, seven-year-old Heidi Bub (aka Mai Thi Hiep) was one of the thousands of Amerasian chlldren brought to the US. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

The Story of China
59:08

The Story of China: The Age of Revolution

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS May 18, 2016

History

Ancient history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Inspired by the Christian story and calling himself God's ...

Between 1850 and 1950, three cataclysmic revolutions shook China to the core, but out of them, today's China emerged. Inspired by the Christian story and calling himself God's second son, Hong unleashed the bloodiest war of the 19th century, the Taiping Rebellion. As imperial China weakened, foreign influence grew: treaty exports expanded, bringing growth and wealth, trams, railways and western sensibilities. This provoked another surge of violence, the Boxer Rebellion, an attack against foreigners.

Tsunami: Survivors' Stories
57:33

Tsunami: Survivors' Stories

ABC December 30, 2014

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Ten Years after the Boxing Day Tsunami we hear the stories of how those left behind continue to live with the consequences of one of the world's biggest natural disasters.

Ten Years after the Boxing Day Tsunami we hear the stories of how those left behind continue to live with the consequences of one of the world's biggest natural disasters.

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
54:14

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Indonesia

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 25, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Crushed by the disappointment of not being able to get into West Papua on foot, Charley Boorman is forced to take a series of commercial flights in order to resume his journey ...

Crushed by the disappointment of not being able to get into West Papua on foot, Charley Boorman is forced to take a series of commercial flights in order to resume his journey north to Tokyo. Picking up his route in Indonesia, Charley is excited about a new country and a new adventure ahead.

The Story of China
54:10

The Story of China: The Ming

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS May 4, 2016

History

Ancient history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four ...

Michael Wood embarks on a great historical adventure, exploring the stories, people and landscapes that have helped create China's distinctive character and genius over four thousand years. In this episode, the Ming: Michael's exploration of China's most famous dynasty begins with the amazing story of how a peasant rebel, Hongwu, founded one of the greatest eras in Chinese history. Michael sees the giant fortifications of the Great Wall, the ritual enclaves of the Forbidden City in Beijing and travels with bargeman Mr Hu down the Grand Canal, Chinas great artery of commerce right up to the present day. As he delves into the culture of The Ming, Michael learns of Admiral Zheng's pre-Columbus exploration of Africa and the Gulf. He travels to Suzhou, the Venice of China. Staying in a merchants house where he discovers the silk industry, ceramic and lacquer-making and visits one of the most beautiful gardens in this city of gardens.

Kapyong
54:09

Kapyong

The History Channel April 24, 2011

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual ...

An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual in a struggle between a superpower and a cluster of other nations from across the world. They fought for a valley, the ancient and traditional invasion route to Seoul. If it had fallen, the southern capital and the war were lost.

Long Tan: The True Story
54:08

Long Tan: The True Story

The History Channel August 18, 2016

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and ...

Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to 1. For the Viet Cong, this was to be a master stroke - annihilate the soldiers of two nations thus forcing Australia and New Zealand to withdraw from Vietnam, embarrass the US, and influence the looming Manila peace talks. Masters of the annihilation ambush and with a much stronger force, the VC believed victory would take about 20 minutes. But in a grim firefight in monsoonal rain the Vietnamese were mauled badly, losing more than 500 men to D Company s 18 KIA. What went wrong for the invincible VC?

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
53:59

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Japan

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS February 15, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Finally arriving on Japanese soil, Charley heads straight for the Naha naval base to learn more about the battle of Okinawa. His great love of motorbikes continues when he ...

Finally arriving on Japanese soil, Charley heads straight for the Naha naval base to learn more about the battle of Okinawa. His great love of motorbikes continues when he visits the workshops of a custom-built bikes company.

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
53:59

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Papua New Guinea

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS January 18, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
On his way from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, Charley Boorman arrives in Papua New Guinea. There, he goes dirt biking with a group of locals on a previously unridden and ...

On his way from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, Charley Boorman arrives in Papua New Guinea. There, he goes dirt biking with a group of locals on a previously unridden and dangerous route. Aware that this country has one of the worst reputations in the southern hemisphere for hostility, Charley has to keep his wits about him.

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
53:59

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Taiwan

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS February 8, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Starting in the city of Kaohsiung on the south-west corner of the island of Taiwan, Charley stops at the country's largest Buddhist monastery, Fo Guang Shan. Then he heads ...

Starting in the city of Kaohsiung on the south-west corner of the island of Taiwan, Charley stops at the country's largest Buddhist monastery, Fo Guang Shan. Then he heads north on board the Taiwanese high-speed rail train into the Alishan Mountains where he visits award-winning tea farmer Hsiu-Mei.

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
53:58

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: The Philippines

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS February 1, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Charley is reeling from the disappointment of having to catch a commercial flight in order to reach the Philippines. He touches down on the island of Manado and embarks on an ...

Charley is reeling from the disappointment of having to catch a commercial flight in order to reach the Philippines. He touches down on the island of Manado and embarks on an epic journey across the Philippine Archipelago.

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means
53:58

From Sydney To Tokyo By Any Means: Australia

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 11, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
In this travel show with a difference, Charley Boorman attempts to travel north from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, using only local forms of transport. Tonight, Charley ...

In this travel show with a difference, Charley Boorman attempts to travel north from Sydney up the Pacific Rim to Tokyo, using only local forms of transport. Tonight, Charley heads up the east coast of Australia with a huge biker convoy in tow. Along the way he meets unique characters, travels in a replica Spitfire, tries his hand at cattle mustering, and even gets bitten by a snake.

Singapore 1942
53:30

Singapore 1942: End Of Empire

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 17, 2012

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl ...

Contrary to popular belief, the war in the Pacific commenced with Japanese air attacks against Hong Kong, Malaya and Singapore. Ninety-five minutes before America's Pearl Harbor was infamously bombed by Japanese aircraft on December 7, 1941, Britain's territories in the 'Far East' had already been attacked from the air. Just two months later, on February 15, 1942, the world watched in disbelief as the victorious Imperial Japanese Army marched into Singapore. It was Japan's greatest victory and Britain's worst defeat in World War II.. The final episode tells the story of the creation of the new nations of Singapore and Malaysia that rose from the ashes of the turmoil. Shot in key locations, the program includes first-hand accounts of surviving soldiers, airmen and nurses from the front line. Fundamental to the documentary are civilian Malaysian and Singaporean eyewitnesses.

Singapore 1942
53:00

Singapore 1942: End Of Empire

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 10, 2012

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Singapore 1942 - End of Empire, a 70th anniversary special, tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire ...

Singapore 1942 - End of Empire, a 70th anniversary special, tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire collapsed. For the first time this momentous 20th century battle, and its equally dramatic aftermath, will be told from a multi-national perspective, revealing new and challenging insights into a battle that turned the world upside down.

Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta
52:42

Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 22, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
It’s 1999 and Cabramatta’s never had it so bad. Cabramatta train station is awash with junkies and dealers, many just teenagers. It’s like this everyday. Self made ...

It’s 1999 and Cabramatta’s never had it so bad. Cabramatta train station is awash with junkies and dealers, many just teenagers. It’s like this everyday. Self made entrepreneurs in a local black market economy of drugs and gangland violence.

Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta
52:03

Once Upon A Time In Cabramatta

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 8, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta is the story of how the Vietnamese community fought back from adversity and found their place in modern Australia. Told for the first time by ...

Once Upon a Time in Cabramatta is the story of how the Vietnamese community fought back from adversity and found their place in modern Australia. Told for the first time by the community itself, this three-part series features interviews with the youth who got caught up in gang culture, politicians and police who were involved in Cabramatta's critical moments, and the ordinary people who lived through it all - from the crime and violence, the fear and racism, a heroin epidemic and the first political assassination in Australia's history.