During his relatively short life Bob Marley achieved almost Saint like status with his spiritual message of one love and world peace. Featuring his music, film footage shown for the first time and exclusive interviews, we seek to examine the motivations of the man, to provide an in-sight into his relationships and the development of his musical excellence through the people that knew and worked with him.
Academy Award winning director Oliver Stone tells the true story of courage and survival of two Port Authority policemen - John McLoughlin and Will Jimeno - who were trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Centre on September 11, 2001.
An in-depth look into the Branch Davidians, the religious cult, led by David Koresh in the late 1980s and early 1990s, that ultimately met with a tragic, fiery end. The revealing documentary features candid interviews with survivors of the tragedy and rarely seen footage of David Koresh and other members of the group inside the compound throughout the siege of the property.
Sam Neill examines the enduring myths of the Anzac legend, sharing his family's war stories and uncovering forgotten truths that haunt us still today. From the Gallipoli Peninsula back to the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand, where he grew up; across the Tasman to Australia where he has lived for 35 years; and over to the killing fields of Belgium, France, Crete and Italy, Sam Neill probes why New Zealand and Australia are bound by the blood shed during a century of warfare.
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best, including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens blends with footage from Vidal's legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Gore Vidal's professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the twenty-first century. Featuring candid verite footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the current state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique and incisive. This is Gore Vidal's last word and testimony.
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.
This film is based on the true story of Walter Keane who was one of the most successful painters of the 1950s and early 1960s. The artist earned staggering notoriety by revolutionising the commercialisation and accessibility of popular art with his enigmatic paintings of waifs with big eyes. The truth would eventually be discovered though: Keane's art was actually not created by him at all, but by his wife, Margaret. The Keanes, it seemed, had been living a lie that had grown to gigantic proportions. This film centres on Margaret's awakening as an artist, the phenomenal success of her paintings, and her tumultuous relationship with her husband, who was catapulted to international fame while taking credit for her work.
Directed by award winning filmmakers, Michael Winterbottom and Mat Whitecross, this powerful and provocative documentary based on Naomi Klein's bestselling book of the same name, is the gripping story of how America's 'free market' policies have come to dominate the world through the exploitation of disaster-shocked people and countries.
The People Speak is a documentary that celebrates and encourages the influence seemingly powerless people can effect when they rally for their cause through the spoken word and its dramatic delivery. It is a thematic history of dissent and protest as captured by the words people have used when they felt the need to be heard. The form is simple: fine actors take to a clean, leanly designed stage to delivery rousing monologues derived from letters, songs, poems, speeches and manifestos.
What better way to tell the tale of Salvador Dali and the Surrealists than with a comic drama as weird and wonderful as their world? Dali takes us from present-day London to Paris in 1934 where he sits trial for crimes against surrealism.
The 10 Conditions Of Love is a love story of a woman, a man, a family, a people and a homeland. It is the story of Rebiya Kadeer, the woman China has accused of inciting terrorism within its borders. It is also the story of the country its people call East Turkestan, but which the Chinese call Xinjiang Province. It is a big story: a story of the struggle for autonomy; of the global politics of energy; of politicking over the 'War on Terror'; and of the pain of a family torn apart.
In 1976 Kerry Packer declared war on the cricket establishment by secretly forming a rebel competition with the world's best players. Packers' World Series Cricket challenged the establishment and changed public opinion.
The Most Dangerous Man In America is the story of what happens when a former Pentagon insider, armed only with his conscience, steadfast determination, and a file cabinet full of classified documents, decides to challenge an "Imperial" Presidency-answerable to neither Congress, the press, nor the people-in order to help end the Vietnam War. In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg shook America to its foundations when he smuggled a top-secret Pentagon study to the New York Times that showed how five Presidents consistently lied to the American people about the Vietnam War that was killing millions and tearing America apart.
While the Medici are in exile in Venice, the situation deteriorates day by day in Florence, with Albizzi imposing his rule over a city gravely depleted by the absence of the Medici. Contessina remains alone in the city, where she is at risk, but Cosimo is too busy to defend himself from Venetian plots or to find a way to safeguard his wife's fate. Meanwhile, Contessina encounters Ezio Contarini, a childhood sweetheart she has never forgotten.
A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
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.
Stacey travels to the current most dangerous place in the world to be a woman, Honduras, which has the highest murder rate of women. She uncovers how years of conflict and civil war have led to women routinely being targeted and killed. And she reveals a country scarred by violence, shockingly macho attitudes and little justice or help for young women, 16 of whom are murdered during Stacey's two-week visit.
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.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Chicago 10, presents a mix of archival footage, animation and music to look back at the build-up to and unravelling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial where eight anti-war protesters were put on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Faced with their own mortality an improbable group of mostly HIV-positive young men and women broke the mould as radical warriors, taking on Washington and the medical establishment. How to Survive a Plague is the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.
An Aboriginal community of Nyikina/Mangala people from Australia's tropical north-west tell the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and local pastoralists. In telling this story, they return to the area where the killings took place to ceremonially put to rest the spirits of the dead.
Salam Ziusudras last saw his father in 1982. His mother, Mey, remembers the exact moment: five-year-old Salam clinging to his Dad as Saddam Hussein's henchmen took Hussain Ziusudras away for 'questioning'. Almost 30 years later, Hussain's remains were found in a mass grave near Baghdad. It's this discovery that prompts Salam Father, Salam's deeply-moving quest to uncover who his Dad really was, and why he was murdered.
Iran vs Carter. Iran vs Reagan. Iran vs Bush. Iran vs Obama? Part of the "Axis of Evil", a rising nuclear threat? The two-part documentary series, Iran and the West explores the tense relationship between Iran and the West, through the words of the inside players. How did Iran manage to seize the US embassy and bring down the Jimmy Carter presidency? What role has Iran played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and what are their nuclear intentions?
This series explores the tense relationship between Iran and the West, through the words of the inside players. How did Iran manage to seize the US embassy and bring down the Jimmy Carter presidency? What role has Iran played in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and what are their nuclear intentions?
A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labour camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him.
Three-time World Heavyweight Champion Muhammad Ali defeated almost every top fighter of the golden age of boxing and symbolised the sport for generations of fans. Now, ten of his acclaimed rivals pay tribute to perhaps the world's most beloved and inspiring athlete in Facing Ali.
A new revolutionary culture was emerging in America and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defence would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. This documentary is the first to showcase the Black Panther Party's significance to broader American culture. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure of rare archival footage with the voices of people who were there.
This Steven Spielberg film, is a cinematic masterpiece that has become one of the most honoured films of all time. Winner of seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director, the film presents the indelible true story of the enigmatic Oskar Schindler, a member of the Nazi party, womaniser, and war profiteer who saved the lives of more than 1100 Jews during the Holocaust.
Packer's plans for World Series Cricket are in disarray following attacks from the media, the establishment, and conflict among the players. Facing financial ruin, Packer and his team take radical steps to win over the public and players.
Winner of the Camera d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in the 82nd Academy Awards - Samson and Delilah was one of the most critically and commercially successful Australian films for this year. It has played to sold-out audiences around the world and is about to open in England and France. Samson and Delilah's world is small - an isolated community in the central Australian desert. When tragedy strikes they turn their backs on home and embark on a journey of survival. Lost, unwanted and alone they discover that life isn't always fair, but love never judges.
The Signoria now has a vacant chair, and Cosimo is asked to choose who should occupy it. Meanwhile, Lucrezia, sure of Lorenzo's innocence, helps him - along with the accountant UGO and Piero - to find evidence that seems to shift suspicion about Giovanni's death to someone else: Marco Bello.
Michael is Australia's public advocate #1 for smoking Marijuana. He is ambassador for life at Nimbin's Hemp Embassy, a co-creator of Australia's annual celebration of all things hemp, Mardi Grass, a foundation member of the Help End Marijuana Prohibition (HEMP) political party and a man who has smoked his own body weight in marijuana over the course of his lifetime. Kerryn is a former junkie who is now a drug educator and a woman who believes marijuana is the gateway to a lifetime of potential addiction and ruin. Will they find a greater understanding of one another after ten days - or remain enemies?
The return of SBS's critically acclaimed series East West 101 explores the fallout from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through a series of violent crimes committed in Australia. In episode one, the sophisticated robbery of an armoured guard van leaves four dead, including some of the robbers themselves.
On Anzac Day 2006 the Beaconsfield gold mine collapsed, trapping Todd Russell and Brant Webb for 15 days in an area the size of a dog kennel. This is the gripping story of the miners who rescued them, the media who covered the rescue, and the families they left behind.
The shooting of Inspector Patricia Wright's brother unites the team at Major Crime. Can they bring the killers to justice? While the detectives gather together to help their boss, a respected transplant surgeon is murdered. And Malik's wife, fed up with his obsession with work, leaves with their children.
Essie Coffey's first film, My Survival as an Aboriginal is now a classic. It introduced us to the life of her family and her community in far northwest New South Wales. Essie's second film returns to her home in Dodge City fifteen years later. There Essie and the A-Team are nominating for the local Shire elections. Intercutting between 1993 and the same people and places of the past as documented in My Survival as an Aboriginal, Essie shows us that some things have changed, but some have stayed the same.
Major Crime and NSO unite once again as a terror attack looms as a real possibility. Detective Zane Malik uses everything in his power to discover the conspirators and in doing so finally finds out why Agent Angleton was killed.
In 1978, Cleve Jones, Ken Jones and Roma Guy work together to fight Proposition 6, which would ban the LGBTQI community and their allies from working in California public schools. Ken lives secretly with his boyfriend, Richard, a social worker who would lose his job if the ballot measure were to pass. Meanwhile, Roma quickly discovers that living with her ex-girlfriend Diane and her current girlfriend, Jean, isn't exactly ideal when Diane announces that she's going to have one of the first ever lesbian "turkey-baster" babies. Now living in the Castro with friends Marvin and Scott, Cleve works on the campaign to elect Harvey Milk as San Francisco City Supervisor. Victory soon turns to tragedy when Milk is assassinated. The ballot box, the police, and the courts unable or unwilling to protect them, our characters rise up and take to the streets. Stars Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Mary-Louise Parker, Michael Kenneth Williams, Rosie O'Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg.
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?
Steve owns nearly three hundred guns. He thinks animals have a right to life and humans have the right to shoot them. The most pigs he's ever shot in one day is 70. Felicity is a vegan and an animal liberationist. She is so committed to the cause she even lives at Animal Liberation Victoria's headquarters. Which is where Steve spends the first half of the experiment going on a duck hunting protest and meeting animals Felicity has 'liberated' from battery farms.
When Akmal is killed in prison, Malik is determined to find out the truth behind his murder and the murder of the NSO agent. Going to Canberra with the NSO agent's widow leads Malik to an old foe. But his absence causes problems when the squad investigates a mysterious crossbow killing. And Inspector Wright juggles professional and personal problems, as her own brother is the target of an intended hit.
An ambulance officer is stabbed to death by a kid in an Ice induced rage. When Detective Sonny Koa delivers the death knock, he bonds with the dead man's Maori family. In investigating the Ice racket, the detectives find a link to the stolen arms that killed the NSO agent in a car bomb. But can Malik convince his imprisoned target, Akmal, to help?
The final episode of the multi-award winning drama series East West 101. The series has been exploring the fallout from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan through a series of violent crimes committed in Australia.
The Surgery Ship follows the remarkable story of the Mercy Ship docking in Guinea for 12 months and performing thousands of life changing and life-saving surgeries for conditions that have often long since been eradicated in the Western world. Amongst the volunteers are a dozen Australian doctors and medical staff taking this special journey.
Superintendant Patricia Wright becomes personally involved in a case when a young woman is found raped and murdered after being last seen getting into a taxi late at night. The suspect is taxi driver Roman Wisniewski who was investigated and charged by Wright many years before. Wisniewski walked free with the help of a QC on that prior occasion. Now Wright sees this as a chance to put him away for a long time.
Mere Hahunga has problems with her youngest son, Sam, and enlists the help of Detective Sonny Koa. Sam is going off the rails and Mere pleads with Koa to help save him. However, stopping a youth on a mission of self-destruction is a very difficult task.
Meet Eddie Huang. He went to law school, told jokes, opened a restaurant, wrote a bestseller, and now he's here, drinking burgundy in Burgundy, eating acient foods in Istanbul, and dropping lines like 'the politics is in the plate'. In this episode, Eddie heads home to spend Chinese New Year with his family and reflect on how the bizarre culture in Orlando, Florida has influenced his life and career.
In the face of California's Proposition 8 stripping away the rights of the LGBTQI community to marry, a newly energised Cleve inspires a younger generation to organize a march on Washington to demand full, federal LGBTQI equality in all matters. Meanwhile Roma uses her lessons learned as a women and LGBTQI activist to fight for healthcare in San Francisco. Ken is struggling to reconcile his sexual orientation with his love of God, so recruits an old friend to help fund a meal program for an LGBTQI-inclusive church.
Chronicles the personal and political struggles, set-backs and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the US Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th-century to the once unfathomable successes of today. The period piece tells the history of the gay rights movement, starting with the Stonewall Riots in 1969.
Morteza is a 30-year old, former 'boat person' who landed on Xmas Island after fleeing Iran. He spent four uncertain years in detention during which he converted to Christianity, escaped from Woomera Detention Centre, sparked the riot that burned down the Port Hedland Detention Centre and famously sewed his lips together in the Villawood Detention Centre. He is exactly the sort of asylum seeker Jenni from Queensland says should not be allowed to stay in Australia.
When Abraham arrived in Australia he knew two words in English, 'yes' and 'no', and he consistently confused the two of them. He is now the Slam Poet Champion of Victoria and recently came third in the national titles. He is also about to have his second book published and perform at the Glastonbury festival. However, he still can't get a job, is subjected to daily racism. Nick is the founder of a fledgling political party who says allowing Africans like Abraham into Australia is asking for trouble. He believes they can't assimilate, are a welfare drain on the economy and have nothing to contribute to a society built on Anglo-Celtic foundations.
Almost half the Muslims in Australia live in south-western Sydney. The majority in just five suburbs centered on Bankstown. Ben was born and bred in Bankstown, he's seen his world change as Arab Muslims have stamped their identity on his home suburb, and he doesn't like what he sees. Ahmed and Lydia are a devout Muslim couple living in western Sydney. Ahmed is from Egypt, Lydia is a convert who grew up in a country pub. Lydia converted as a result of the September 11 terror attacks. She wanted to find out why they had happened, what motivated the hijackers. Instead of discovering a religion of hate and war, she says, she discovered a religion of peace and justice. Ben believes there is no such thing as a moderate Muslim. Can Lydia and Ahmed convince him otherwise?
Malik works with Agent Skerritt from the NSO to track down the car bomb killers. The prime suspect is a Lebanese businessman, but is he an arms dealer? Malik goes undercover to find out, leaving a gap in the Major Crime detective unit. Also, a murder investigation reveals Chinese student, Jenny, was from a wealthy family. Her parents received ransom demands and paid the money. So why was she killed?
A decade has passed, it's the early 90s, HIV/AIDS continues to ravage the LGBTQI community, and Cleve, Ken and Richard now know they have this deadly disease. In order to get the country, the U.S. government and the President to give those dying of AIDS any attention, Cleve dedicates his waning energy to creating the Names Project AIDS Memorial quilt. Ken's home ripped away from him and his health failing, Cecilia Chung helps him enter a VA hospital to receive the treatment any veteran deserves - but in this era of Don't Ask Don't Tell, this environment proves challenging. Roma lives with Diane and Diane's daughter, Annie, now a young pre-teen. When Annie begins asking about her father, Roma and Diane set out to find him, but are surprised to learn his identity and must make changes to their treasured little family.
The mysterious double murder of a Jewish couple in an affluent suburb leaves police baffled with little evidence to go on. Soon after, two drug importers end up in the morgue after being shot at close range. Now the Major Crime Squad detectives must determine whether this murder is in any way linked to the robbery they are investigating or something separate.
Detective Zane Malik is deep undercover, and in danger. His mission is to link arms dealer, Akmal, with the car bomb murder of an NSO agent. But when Akmal's girlfriend, a Russian prostitute, is killed, Akmal orders a hit on the man who killed her - a sleazy sex trafficker - and he wants Malik to do it.
The armed robbery and subsequent escalating violence seems to hold a link with a drug ring and criminal activity including a massacre in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Malik is hoping that visiting Afghani police officer, Khan, can help in the investigation.
In episode two,a Somali teenage boy is found viciously bashed to death in a lonely railway tunnel. When the investigation leads Malik and Sonny Koa to a group of white youths, the detectives must determine if this murder was a result of racial conflict.
In this final episode of First Contact season two, the group finds themselves at the West Kimberley Regional Prison to experience what life is like in an Aboriginal prison. As night falls, they have a decision to make. A cell is available. Who in the group will take up the offering of joining the 10,000 Indigenous people locked up every night in Australia? In the morning, the group heads due east to the tiny town of Coen in far north Queensland, one of four communities to be part of a radical welfare reform experiment. They experience a controversial teaching technique that aims to close the education gap and get Aboriginal kids reading, writing and ultimately into work to escape the cycle of welfare dependency, and debate and opinions are stirred up again.
More than six out of ten people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. Legendary journalist Ray Martin takes a group of six non Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with varied opinions, and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.
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.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
Commemorate the 1915 struggle that saw enormous courage in the face of enormous loss at Gallipoli, which many consider the psychological birth of Australia. Start with the Peter Weir classic, Gallipoli.