Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene, and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, they must find somewhere to sleep for the night and wait for the morning train, but all the hotels refuse to let the young family hire a room. After work the next day, Eddie takes a small stand against the endemic racism First Nation people face.
Koiki 'Eddie' arrives home announcing he has quit the railroad. Bonita reminds him of his responsibility to his family and the difficulties of being an outspoken Indigenous person. Eddie reminds her of the injustices she faces every day and the satisfaction of resisting the status quo. Archival footage shows the beginning of the resistance, the government's response and instances segregation. Koiki 'Eddie' Mabo becomes a person of interest. Later, a university professor sees Eddie in the librar
Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, the young family must find somewhere to sleep for the night, awaiting the morning train. All the hotels refuse to let the young indigenous family hire a room. After work the next day, Eddie takes a small stand against the endemic racism Indigenous people face.
Eddie attends a meeting on land rights. Together with family, heritage, cultural knowledge and the Cairn's Aboriginal Legal Service, Eddie sets out the fight the government and the legal fiction of terra nullius. In an attempt to thwart the Mabo case, premier Bjelke-Petersen passed the Queensland Coast Islands Declaratory Act 1985.
Melbourne's Tivoli Theatre was a landmark in children's entertainment until it was closed in 2012. Meet the eccentric couple who fought the greedy property developers that threatened their magical world, in a battle to remain open.
With a sense of fun and playful naivety, My America challenges the anti-American rhetoric of the last decade to discover what America stands for in 2010 and what it means for billions around the world whose lives it impacts.
This shocking true story follows a crew of young drug dealers who operated in south Chicago between 2001 and 2005, and how the feds set them up in a wired house and caught them, leaving behind a spate of devastated lives.
Screening on SBS ONE, on the same day that Americans vote in mid-term elections, is Outrage, a searing indictment of the hypocrisy of closeted politicians with appalling gay rights voting records, who actively campaign against the community they covertly belong to.
In January 1981 the biggest manhunt in Britain came to an end when the police arrested Peter Sutcliffe, the serial killer dubbed the Yorkshire Killer. Over five years Sutcliffe murdered thirteen women claiming it was a divine mission to rid the world of prostitutes.
The dramatic conclusion to Better Man, based on the true story of Van Nguyen. When Kim Nguyen discovers that her son has been imprisoned in Singapore for drug trafficking, she seeks out a lawyer to help him.
This World goes to Nigeria, where the Shari'ah experiment is now six years old, to find out how Shari'ah law works in reality alongside the official British-style secular legal system - both inside and outside the courtroom.
Told by the people who were there, The Tasty Bust Reunion is a passionate film about the events surrounding the 1994 police raid on Tasty, a gay dance club where 463 patrons were bailed up at gunpoint and strip searched for drugs.
Insight into the life of Dennis Nilsen who was London's most macabre serial killer, who preyed on the lost and the vulnerable. He murdered fifteen men without the police realising a killer was at large.
The 1967 war ended with Israel's victory; colonising Jerusalem, Gaza and the West Bank. One month after the war, author Amos Oz recorded soldiers who were talking about what really happened. The recordings were deleted from Israeli history and censored by the army - until now.
The award-winning documentary Same Sex America weaves the stories of seven gay and lesbian couples on their emotional journey to the altar with the dramatic showdown at Massachusetts' constitutional convention, a vivid demonstration of democracy in action that may change the course of history.
Every September Sydney's Leichhardt Council elects its mayor. This film takes a behind-locked-doors look at how politicians get the numbers. Incumbent Larry Hand faces 12 councillors. Some are after his job. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
On 17 July 1918, Tsar Nicholas II and his entire family were murdered and buried in a nearby wood. For more than seventy years their whereabouts was unknown, but new material released from Russia now conclusively reveals their fate.
On 6 October 1981, the Egyptian President was shot down by four uniformed men who machine-gunned him as he was watching an Egyptian Air Force fly-past. The conspirators killed five people, including foreign envoys attending the parade, and the entire assassination was recorded on film.
Manson is a fascinating docu-drama that takes viewers deep inside a twisted world of hate, fear, sexual transgression and mind control. It shows how one man transformed a harmless group of hippies into a gang of sadistic murderers.
Exploring a decade long struggle for independence in Timor-Leste (East Timor) and the ongoing peace-building effort through the story of Kirsty Sword Gusmao, a human rights activist and former First Lady of East Timor.
Operation Neptune Spear. After an intense, decade-long manhunt, the world's most wanted terrorist, Osama Bin Laden, is killed. As details of the raid are released, the public is eager to know more about the commandos that pulled it off.
Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Using rarely scene footage this intimate portrait examines the life and struggles of blockbuster actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Award-winning National Geographic writer Neil Shea goes to the frontlines of the fight with the Islamic State to explain how this cultural mix makes the Kurds the best unified front to end ISIS, one of the most powerful terrorist networks in history.
Told through the point of view of their biggest rivals, these are the stories behind the world's greatest icons. Using rarely scene footage, this intimate portrait examines the life and struggles of blockbuster actor turned politician Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Although there had been two previous attempts to kill Hitler, including poisoning a bottle of Cointreau on his aircraft, the assassination attempt which nearly worked at his Prussian forest hideaway in Rastenburg resulted in the perpetrators being tortured.
Take a chilling journey to Snowtown, the South Australian town where one of the world's most heinous crimes took place. A serial killing truly unique to all others for one reason - the perpetrators believed they were doing the right thing.
Few things unsettle the male mind like a lady in arms. The Kurds of northern Iraq have long recognised this principle and incorporated it into their quest to build a Kurdish homeland in the overlap between Iraq, Iran, Turkey and Syria. Fighting alongside their male comrades in a region not exactly known for its progressive stance on women's rights, the female Peshmerga guerrillas of the Kurdish Liberation movement built a reputation for themselves in the '70s and '80s. This documentary shines a light on the youngest of these new Kurdish guerrilla groups, PJAK, the Free Life for Kurdistan Party, to see how their female fighters are helping their people draft a definitive answer to the Kurdish Question that's vexed Middle Eastern politics for the last century.
Nominated for an Academy Award in 2004, this film tells the story of a US organisation named the Weather Underground, known colloquially as The Weathermen, a radical left group known mainly for their outrage at US involvement in Vietnam. The Weather Underground explores the rise and fall of this radical movement as former members speak candidly about the passion that drove them at the time.
April 15, 2013 saw a horrific terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon. Inside the Hunt for The Boston Bombers follows lead investigators across the next five days as they scramble for information against a ticking clock. False leads, false alarms and a wealth of evidence and information present a significant challenge for law enforcers, but they work through the nights and through the pain. Their city depends on them.
This provocative one-hour special offers never-before-seen intimate interviews with more than a dozen of Bill Cosby's accusers. First-hand accounts from the women themselves help examine the allegations, decade by decade to reveal new information regarding the downfall of one of the most respected entertainers in American history, as well as providing new insight into the case.
This documentary from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park in 1989. The film chronicles the case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
Tens of thousands of fresh American troops are now on the move in Afghanistan, led by a new commander, and armed with a counter-insurgency plan that builds on the lessons of Iraq. But can US forces succeed in a land long known as the 'graveyard of empires'? Journalist Martin Smith travels across Afghanistan and Pakistan to see first-hand how the president's new strategy is taking shape.
This playlist focuses on Australia post 1900 and includes topics such as race, rights and immigration in Australia since 1900. Also find out more about migration experiences to Australia. (VCHHC097,VCHHC098,VCHHC100)
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.