JFK: A Presidency Revealed
2:36:22

JFK: A Presidency Revealed

The History Channel November 18, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The 35th president of the US. He was the youngest ever to be elected president and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, after only serving two years in office. Kennedy's ...

The 35th president of the US. He was the youngest ever to be elected president and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, after only serving two years in office. Kennedy's life and the subsequent conspiracy theories surrounding his death have been the topic for many films.

Zero Dark Thirty
2:30:03

Zero Dark Thirty

SBS September 5, 2015

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin ...

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Lincoln
2:24:35

Lincoln

One September 14, 2015

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to ...

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

A Time To Kill
2:20:11

A Time To Kill

One July 19, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In a southern Mississippi town the KKK is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a 10-year-old black girl.

In a southern Mississippi town the KKK is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a 10-year-old black girl.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
2:15:28

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Masterpiece March 17, 2015

Media arts

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before ...

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Snowden
2:07:48

Snowden

Premiere July 16, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

ICT capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is ...

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication - not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

In the Name of the Father
2:07:22

In the Name of the Father

Masterpiece October 24, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this emotional true story directed by Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan as Gerry Conlon, one of four men coerced into signing false confessions ...

Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this emotional true story directed by Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan as Gerry Conlon, one of four men coerced into signing false confessions for the IRA bombing of the Guildford pub that killed five people.

Being There
2:05:07

Being There

9Gem June 25, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

W.
2:04:14

W.

Masterpiece November 14, 2014

Media arts

Critical thinking

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, ...

Whether you love him or hate him, there is no question that George W. Bush is one of the most controversial public figures in recent memory. In an unprecedented undertaking, acclaimed director Oliver Stone brings the life of the 43rd president to the big screen as only he can.

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks
2:04:06

We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks

ABC2 Kids December 11, 2016

Ethical understanding

Digital technologies

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Screening as part of SUNDAY BEST, the ABC2 season of feature documentaries, this film is a riveting look at Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, the controversial website which ...

Screening as part of SUNDAY BEST, the ABC2 season of feature documentaries, this film is a riveting look at Julian Assange's WikiLeaks, the controversial website which facilitated the largest security breach in U.S history.

Fahrenheit 11/9
2:02:59

Fahrenheit 11/9

SBS January 30, 2019

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the US. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense ...

Filmmaker Michael Moore predicted that Donald Trump would become the 45th president of the US. Travelling across the country, Moore interviews American citizens to get a sense of the social, economic and political impact of Trump's victory. Moore also takes an in-depth look at the media, the electoral college, the government agenda and his home town of Flint, Michigan.

Selma
2:02:42

Selma

Masterpiece February 9, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting ...

This is the story of a movement. The film chronicles the tumultuous three-month period in 1965, when Dr Martin Luther King Jr led a dangerous campaign to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition. The epic march from Selma to Montgomery culminated in President Johnson signing the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most significant victories for the civil rights movement.

Queen of the Desert
2:02:39

Queen of the Desert

SBS April 5, 2018

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The story of Queen of the Desert is based on the true-life story of Gertrude Bell, who was a British political officer and archaeologist but ultimately a trailblazer on her ...

The story of Queen of the Desert is based on the true-life story of Gertrude Bell, who was a British political officer and archaeologist but ultimately a trailblazer on her terms. The story details the extraordinary adventures of Bell wrestling with the conflicts of love and tragedy, enemy and friend, and foreign and familiar as she sought to understand and unify people from different cultures.

V For Vendetta
2:02:03

V For Vendetta

9Go July 7, 2015

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A masked freedom fighter known only as V has taken up arms against the totalitarian government. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman, V urges the citizenry to fight the ...

A masked freedom fighter known only as V has taken up arms against the totalitarian government. Finding an unlikely ally in a young woman, V urges the citizenry to fight the oppression of the state.

The Manchurian Candidate
2:01:27

The Manchurian Candidate

FOX Classics August 11, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

A former Korean War POW is brainwashed by Communists into becoming a political assassin. But another former prisoner may know how to save him.

Get On The Bus
1:59:42

Get On The Bus

NITV January 26, 2014

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
BAFTA award winning Spike Lee directs Get On The Bus, a moving drama which follows the lives of a group of disparate African-American men. The men are travelling on a cross ...

BAFTA award winning Spike Lee directs Get On The Bus, a moving drama which follows the lives of a group of disparate African-American men. The men are travelling on a cross country bus trip to Washington, DC in order to participate in the politically charged Million Man March.

Walesa: Man Of Hope
1:59:25

Walesa: Man Of Hope

SBS August 3, 2015

Media arts

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This biopic tribute to Lech Walesa, the Nobel peace prize-winning politician and human rights activist, is an enjoyable look at an unconventional hero. How could one man have ...

This biopic tribute to Lech Walesa, the Nobel peace prize-winning politician and human rights activist, is an enjoyable look at an unconventional hero. How could one man have such an impact on the modern world?

Runaway Jury
1:58:55

Runaway Jury

Foxtel Thriller July 5, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Set in New Orleans, Nick Easter gets himself on the jury of a landmark case against a gun manufacturer in an attempt to influence the other jury members to vote a certain way.

Set in New Orleans, Nick Easter gets himself on the jury of a landmark case against a gun manufacturer in an attempt to influence the other jury members to vote a certain way.