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?
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.
For the first time after their immersive four-week journey in Aboriginal Australia, the participants of First Contact season two - singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield, TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, comedian Tom Ballard, former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris, and actress Nicki Wendt - reunite in a special forum hosted by Rhoda Roberts to discuss their experience and how it has impacted them.
The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there's hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travellers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk and vulnerable. It's not long before tempers flare.
Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season, over three big nights. In this episode, the group heads due south towards the tiny town of Elliott, half way between Darwin and Alice Springs, and a place that has been called the 'forgotten town'. They meet local 'SK' who currently lives in a four-bedroom house with anywhere up to 20 other people. Natalie and Nicki are both shocked by what they are seeing in their own country. Then the six separate as the women head to Cootamundra and the men to Kempsey to visit sites of the former girls' and boys' homes that the Stolen Generations were sent to.
Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia. The participants are singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia; ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield; TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson; comedian Tom Ballard; former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris; and actress Nicki Wendt. In this episode, the journey begins in Uluru before host Ray Martin directs the group to Kununurra in the Kimberley, Western Australia, where the Aboriginal community is battling against alcohol, family violence and suicide.
After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to discover what life is like on the inside.