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.
In Oscar winner James Cameron's epic, action-packed romance set against the ill-fated maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet star as Rose, a 17-year-old, upper-class American suffocating under the rigid confines and expectations of Edwardian society, and Jack Dawson, a free-spirited young steerage passenger.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Through drama and cutting-edge computer graphics, this programme re-creates the story of Jason and the Argonauts, looking beneath the surface of the myth to unveil its themes, some of which prove to be surprisingly modern.
Between July and August, 1916, the small village of Pozieres in northern France became the centre of one of the bloodiest battles of the Great War and the key to the success of the Battle of the Somme.
This documentary lifts the lid on the murderous and incestuous dynasty that gave rise to Egypt's most famous ruler and how Cleopatra, through ruthless political manoeuvring, family betrayal and sensual seduction, endured Rome became her greatest protector.
The Holocaust, also referred to as the Shoah, was a genocide during World War II in which Nazi Germany lead by Hitler murdered about 6 million European Jews. View and share this collection with your class.
At 11am on November 11, 1918, World War I formally ended after more than four years of fighting in Europe. Share the significance of the centenary of the armistice with your students with the help of these videos.
The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, is the perfect excuse to explore India's vibrant culture with your students. Discover the ancient origins and modern shape of the globe's second most populous nation.
Discover digital solutions that are relevant in a world where digital realms are transforming education, business and many other industries while informing students of the change in technology overtime.
Nonviolent resistance is the practice of achieving goals such as social change through protests and civil disobedience whilst remaining nonviolent. In this collection find out about nonviolent movements and information about nonviolent resistance advocates.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
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)
From the dramatisation of the American Revolution in Sons of Liberty through to how Gene Sharp's nonviolent revolutionary theories helped inspire the Arab Spring, see how revolution has reshaped the world.
Before European people arrived in Australia in 1788, the way indigenous people lived was very different to how we live today. Find out more about their life pre colonialisation. (ACHASSK107,VCHHC082,VCHHC097,VCHHC121)
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)
Australia as a nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073)
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.
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. (ACHASSK064, VCHHK076, VCHHK144)