BirdWatchers
1:39:27

BirdWatchers

SBS June 13, 2016

Media arts

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An Amazonian Guarani tribe makes a modest living entertaining tourists, however life is much tougher on their reservation. When village elder Nadio decides to move his people ...

An Amazonian Guarani tribe makes a modest living entertaining tourists, however life is much tougher on their reservation. When village elder Nadio decides to move his people back to their ancestral homelands, they anger local land owners who now occupy the land. Then, when one of the young tribesmen falls for a farmer's daughter, tensions escalate to dangerous proportions.

Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy
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Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy: Brazil

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 30, 2012

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Virologist and explorer Dr. Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. In this episode Dr. Mike embarks on a mission to meet some of ...

Virologist and explorer Dr. Mike Leahy is on a high-stakes mission to meet the deadliest creatures on the planet. In this episode Dr. Mike embarks on a mission to meet some of Brazil's toughest inhabitants.

Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy
47:03

Bite Me With Dr Mike Leahy: USA

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS June 11, 2012

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
From the Everglades of Florida to the deserts of Southern Arizona, Dr Mike's latest vacation tests his endurance in more ways than one. He goes stormwater drain diving and ...

From the Everglades of Florida to the deserts of Southern Arizona, Dr Mike's latest vacation tests his endurance in more ways than one. He goes stormwater drain diving and takes a shot in the head with a deadly toxin.

Blackfish
1:19:24

Blackfish

ABC2 November 9, 2014

Geography

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. The controversial documentary, Blackfish, shows the ...

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. The controversial documentary, Blackfish, shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries
56:34

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries: Leather

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 April 13, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
The Brits leave Madagascar and head to one of Africa's poorest countries, Ethiopia, and its capital Addis Ababa where they join some of the thousands of locals who rely on the ...

The Brits leave Madagascar and head to one of Africa's poorest countries, Ethiopia, and its capital Addis Ababa where they join some of the thousands of locals who rely on the leather industry to survive.

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries
56:17

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries: Coffee

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 April 20, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
The Brits travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have ...

The Brits travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have no help from a local family and must survive only on the wages paid to a coffee worker. But will they be able to do enough work to afford to eat and pay rent on their simple mud hut?

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries
56:38

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries: Gold/Computers/E-Waste

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC2 April 27, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
This week the Brits travel to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste. ...

This week the Brits travel to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste. Joining some of the thousands of men and women who mine gold by hand, the Brits struggle to cope as exhaustion bites, tempers fray and Shievonne collapses - making the Brits question if gold truly deserves its luxurious label. But nothing the Brits have seen so far prepares them for the electrical dump site.

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries
57:03

Blood, Sweat And Luxuries: Technology

Season 1 Episode 5 ABC2 May 4, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Now on the final leg of their journey the Brits are leaving Africa for the Philippines to discover where components for our mp3 players, dvds and computers come from. The ...

Now on the final leg of their journey the Brits are leaving Africa for the Philippines to discover where components for our mp3 players, dvds and computers come from. The Brits join the workers in the ultra competitive world of electronics: where productivity is everything and factories produce hundreds of thousands of components a day.

Blown Away
57:14

Blown Away

ABC December 23, 2014

Media arts

History

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died* ...

*Adult Themes, Coarse Language* *Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following program contains images and voices of people who have died* Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia's history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. Now 40 years later, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents. Extraordinary archival footage, immersive animation and in-depth interviews tell a powerful story revealing the legacy and myths of Cyclone Tracy including the coming of age of Darwin, the heroism of Darwinians, and the politicisation of the rebuild. The failure of most official records of the disaster to mention Indigenous people is addressed with stories from Aboriginal people who lived through the storm, and accounts of traditional Aboriginal beliefs that explain from a cultural standpoint the cyclone and resulting devastation. PRODUCTION DETAILS: Brindle Films and Nirvana Films. Produced with assistance of Screen Territory in association with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia. Produced by Rachel Clements and James Bradley. ABC Executive Producer and Head of Indigenous Sally Riley.

Born Into Brothels
1:24:40

Born Into Brothels

ABC2 October 30, 2011

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the dark underworld of Calcutta's overcrowded red light district appear a group of unforgettable children. Feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny - they are the children of ...

In the dark underworld of Calcutta's overcrowded red light district appear a group of unforgettable children. Feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny - they are the children of prostitutes. Born Into Brothels chronicles their transformational journey with New York based photographer Zana Briski. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Burma with Simon Reeve
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Burma with Simon Reeve

Episode 1 SBS July 25, 2018

Geography

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Simon travels to Burma to find out the roots of this crisis. He heads to Bangladesh to witness the drama of this still unfolding crisis. He begins his journey in the biggest ...

Simon travels to Burma to find out the roots of this crisis. He heads to Bangladesh to witness the drama of this still unfolding crisis. He begins his journey in the biggest city in the country, Yangon, and drives north into Burma's Buddhist heartlands and the stunning ancient capital of Bagan - a sight that rivals the great wonders of the world. He meets the monks who supported the people through the darkest days of dictatorship, and he's granted an audience with some of the most contentious figures in the country - ultranationalist monks preaching hate against the country's Muslim Rohingya.

Capsized: Blood In The Water
1:28:10

Capsized: Blood In The Water

Discovery Channel December 7, 2019

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
After a yacht bound for Florida capsizes during an unexpected storm, its crew is left to drift for days in the Atlantic, where they become prey to a group of tiger sharks.

After a yacht bound for Florida capsizes during an unexpected storm, its crew is left to drift for days in the Atlantic, where they become prey to a group of tiger sharks.

Charlie Bird Explores
51:48

Charlie Bird Explores

SBS2 June 18, 2011

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Journalist Charlie Bird sets off to explore one of the most remote and remarkable places on our planet. Starting at the source of the Amazon over 5000 metres above sea level ...

Journalist Charlie Bird sets off to explore one of the most remote and remarkable places on our planet. Starting at the source of the Amazon over 5000 metres above sea level in the Peruvian Andes, Charlie makes his way though sweltering jungle down the second largest river on earth to the Atlantic Ocean. It's an arduous 6,000 kilometre journey across the continent of South America - camping, sweating and doing it the hard way.

Chasing Birds
54:16

Chasing Birds

ABC April 11, 2010

Personal and social capability

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take ...

Australia is home to over 800 species of birds from honeyeaters to hawks, from spoonbills to cockatoos. It is also home to different species of bird lovers, some of whom take their interest to the extreme...'twitchers' is the commonly used name for such enthusiasts. Chasing Birds follows three teams - the Hunter Thickheads, the Hunter Home-Brewers and the Whacked-Out Woodswallows as they compete in an annual 'Twitchathon'. The aim is to spot as many species as possible in 24 hours. Not easy at the best of times - but especially difficult with a camera crew tagging along.

Child Slavery
46:03

Child Slavery

BBC Knowledge May 31, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
About 14 million children are enslaved today worldwide - more than at any time in history. Now, in a remarkable journey across five continents, six children tell their ...

About 14 million children are enslaved today worldwide - more than at any time in history. Now, in a remarkable journey across five continents, six children tell their stories. Children are bought and sold like bags of sugar. They break stones in quarries, clean and cook for their owners, work the plantations and service Western sex tourists. They are beaten, abused, denied any contact with their family and often worked to death. Many of their captors do not see the practice as wrong.

Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth
49:54

Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth

Episode 1 SBS January 25, 2017

Asia and Australia

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the planet, and every year a sixth of the world's population travels home to celebrate with their families. Based in the heart ...

Chinese New Year is one of the biggest events on the planet, and every year a sixth of the world's population travels home to celebrate with their families. Based in the heart of Beijing, Kate Humble, Jing Lusi and Ant Anstead offer a front-seat view of one of the most spectacular events on earth. In this episode, the trio follow the weeks leading up to New Year at the Harbin Ice and Snow Festival, an extraordinary sub-zero celebration in China's far north east.

Colour Change
53:59

Colour Change

NITV August 4, 2014

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and ...

NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and petroleum company, responsible for dumping billions of tonnes of copper waste into their rivers.

Cooking In The Danger Zone
25:59

Cooking In The Danger Zone: Arctic

Season 2 Episode 2 SBS November 26, 2009

Design and technologies

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, ...

Food writer Stefan Gates explores some of the most controversial food issues and dangerous places in the world. Tonight he is in one of the harshest climates of the planet, 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle, Stefan travels to the town of Igloolik where he discovers people still hunting whale and seal. He goes on a 10-day hunting trip with his Inuit guide Theo, and is forced to put aside any qualms about the hunting of seals and whales. He also discovers that global warming is threatening the Inuit way of life.