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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A group of Serbian nationalists were determined to kill the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Two of the assassins had bombs and one had a pistol. The Archduke and his wife were mortally wounded. The events of that day on Sunday 28 June led to the outbreak of World War I.
At the age of 28, Yariv Mozer was drafted as a reserve soldier in the second war in Lebanon in 2006. He took his camera with him, and over time interviewed many soldiers and officers. Through their stories he shows the devastation and the destruction caused by this war.
Detective Bechara Jahlk is the most famous private eye in Brazil, known for employing a team of young female agents. This documentary follows a case brought to Jahlk's attention by a 68-year-old import-export entrepreneur, who suspects a link between his company and drug-trafficking in Rio's harbour, and fears that his son Luiz might be involved. Discretion is paramount, so Jahlk sends in his three 'angels', armed with sophisticated surveillance equipment, to infiltrate Luiz's social network.
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 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.
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.
On September 27 1996, a group of parents, teachers and students attending a primary school surfing excursion huddled under a limestone cliff to keep out of the pouring rain. Suddenly and without warning, a portion of the cliff face collapsed. Five adults and four children were crushed to death in what became known as the Gracetown Tragedy. Was the cliff collapse a natural disaster or was it an accident that could have been prevented?
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.
On the morning of 10 June 10 1942, whilst driving his open-top Mercedes to his office, Hitler's effective deputy and architect of the Final Solution was blown to pieces by a bomb thrown by two Czechoslovakian agents parachuted in by the British Royal Air Force. Hitler exacted a terrible revenge on the village of Lidice.
Reporter Peter Taylor has spent five years since the events of September 11, 2001, researching Al-Qaeda in Britain and around the world. In this program, Taylor investigates the changing face of terrorism and its influence on the world. Taylor concludes that Iraq has become the dominant radicalising and recruiting force for many Muslims and that British support for US foreign policy has made Britain a prime target. With the so-called War on Terror far from won, and August's chaos at UK airports, is it time to consider a new approach? To try and end the violence, is it time to engage with Al Qaeda?
Twenty years after his death, drug lord Pablo Escobar's impact on the cocaine trade is still felt in Peru and Colombia - from the hired killers he trained as his army of underage hit men to the remote cocaine labs and clandestine air strips in the jungles of Peru helping feed the world's hunger for coke. Many locals still struggle to find new crops with which to replace the traditional coca economy.
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.
Raul Castells was born in Che Guevara's village and admires Che's convictions. In 2006, Castells opened a community kitchen to feed the city's poor, in the centre of Puerto Madero, the most affluent area in Buenos Aires. Local restaurant owners and patrons were non-plussed. Raul is a walking, talking, pushing, barging force of nature. Raul The Terrible is a warts-and-all portrait of a man driven to change his world. The program is also an insight into the politics of poverty in twenty-first century Argentina.
A number of American lawyers and union officials firmly believe that US multinational corporations should be held accountable for the shabby practices of their business associates throughout the world. To lead their battle, they resort to a law dating back to the origin of the American Constitution - The Alien Tort Claims Act - which allows foreigners to file suit in the US against Americans who violate international laws. The film tells the story of their fight against one of America's stellar icons: the Coca-Cola company.
One of the most charismatic leaders in the struggle for Irish independence from British rule, Michael Collins came to realise that only compromise could secure southern Ireland's independence and peace. Many of his former colleagues disagreed and, on 22 August 1922, as newly-independent Eire lapsed into civil war, Collins was gunned down in an ambush.
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.
Tonight, the focus moves to the everyday workplace and how three ordinary Australians, the cop, the accountant and the nurse reacted when exposed to events that demanded they blow the whistle. Simon Illingworth, the cop who fought corruption for 17 years, but went public when crooked cops and organised crime colluded to kill him; Jeff Simpson, the mild mannered but determined accountant who tried to warn of the biggest corporate collapse in Australian history; and Karen Smith - the nursing aide, who tried to speak up for patients being abused in nursing homes, and who was sacked when she went to the media.
In August 1945 the US dropped two nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, devastating the Japanese cities. See the aftermath of the attacks while exploring the history of nuclear disasters. (ACDSEH107, ACDSEH127)
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.