Malcolm X
3:13:16

Malcolm X

Masterpiece October 31, 2016

Media arts

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An amazing biopic of one of the most influential African American leaders to date. It follows the life and times of Malcolm Little through his transformation to Malcolm X.

An amazing biopic of one of the most influential African American leaders to date. It follows the life and times of Malcolm Little through his transformation to Malcolm X.

The Last Emperor
2:34:57

The Last Emperor

Masterpiece January 29, 2017

Media arts

History

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor ...

This sweeping cinematic spectacle follows the tumultuous life of Pu Yi, the last Chinese emperor, from his elite origins in the Forbidden City - where a new English tutor opens the boy's mind to the outside world - to his forced abdication in 1912 and his return to the throne under Japanese rule. Inextricably intertwined with the history of modern-day China, the story ends with the once-privilege emperor living a working-class life under communist rule.

A Royal Affair
2:12:13

A Royal Affair

SBS October 14, 2016

Media arts

Intercultural Understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution, risking everything in their pursuit of freedom for the Danish people and changing ...

This is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen's heart and starts a revolution, risking everything in their pursuit of freedom for the Danish people and changing a nation forever.

Finding Forrester
2:10:33

Finding Forrester

Masterpiece November 27, 2017

Media arts

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this stirring drama, a brilliant author with writer's block befriends an African-American boy, newcomer Jamal, whose writing talents are buried beneath a bad attitude. An ...

In this stirring drama, a brilliant author with writer's block befriends an African-American boy, newcomer Jamal, whose writing talents are buried beneath a bad attitude. An unlikely friendship is born, and with the encouragement of his new mentor, Jamal accepts a place at a top school, where the relationship takes an unexpected turn.

London: The Modern Babylon
2:07:49

London: The Modern Babylon

ABC July 12, 2015

Intercultural Understanding

Music

Visual arts

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how ...

From musicians, writers and artists to dangerous thinkers, political radicals and above all ordinary people, this is the story of London's immigrants, its bohemians and how together they changed the city forever.

Ghosts of Mississippi
2:05:15

Ghosts of Mississippi

Masterpiece March 1, 2017

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor for James Woods; Alec Baldwin stars as an assistant DA seeking justice for the 1963 murder of civil rights ...

Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Supporting Actor for James Woods; Alec Baldwin stars as an assistant DA seeking justice for the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers.

Departures
2:05:14

Departures

SBS June 24, 2015

Media arts

Intercultural Understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. This exploration into Japanese perceptions ...

Daigo, a depressed and unemployed cellist, inadvertently finds himself after he takes a job preparing the dead for funerals. This exploration into Japanese perceptions surrounding death won the 2009 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

The Kite Runner
2:02:44

The Kite Runner

Masterpiece June 5, 2016

Media arts

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literature

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark ...

Based on Khaled Hosseini's stuning debut novel. As young boys, Amir and Hassan were inseparable friends, until one fateful act tore them apart. Years later, Amir will embark on a dangerous quest to right the wrongs of the past and redeem himself in ways he never expected, by displaying the ultimate in courage and devotion to his friend.

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.

Once Upon a Time in Rio
2:00:41

Once Upon a Time in Rio

SBS May 26, 2016

Media arts

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An epic tale about two star-crossed lovers living on opposite ends of Rio de Janiero's two-tiered society. Young De lives with his mother Bernadette in a cramped Cantagalo ...

An epic tale about two star-crossed lovers living on opposite ends of Rio de Janiero's two-tiered society. Young De lives with his mother Bernadette in a cramped Cantagalo slum apartment, selling hot dogs on the beach in order to make the rent. One day, while working on the beach, he meets Nina, the only child of a successful lawyer. Directed by Breno Silveira and stars Cyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa and Vitoria Frate.

A Separation
1:57:51

A Separation

SBS September 17, 2014

Media arts

Intercultural Understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent ...

A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.

Where To Invade Next
1:56:04

Where To Invade Next

SBS February 26, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet. In this riveting documentary, Moore plays ...

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet. In this riveting documentary, Moore plays the role of the 'invader', visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and Tunisia to commandeer policies and ideas that will improve prospects in America. What he finds is that the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world - they're just waiting to be captured.

Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence
1:56:01

Merry Christmas, Mr Lawrence

Fox Classics May 22, 2017

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
During World War II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

During World War II, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Inside the Desert City
1:54:35

Inside the Desert City

SBS June 11, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Zaatari is no ordinary city. It's a refugee camp in Jordan, and home to some 80,000 Syrians who have fled the bombs and bullets of Syria's civil war. What was once a temporary ...

Zaatari is no ordinary city. It's a refugee camp in Jordan, and home to some 80,000 Syrians who have fled the bombs and bullets of Syria's civil war. What was once a temporary camp has now become a city the size of a small country town. This incredible documentary gets beneath this surprising metropolis, a place of huge logistical challenges and extraordinary human stories. Presenters Anita Rani, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim and hostile-environment expert Ben Timberlake immerse themselves in the life of the camp, reporting from behind the scenes and meeting the families who call Zaatari home.

Confronting ISIS
1:53:33

Confronting ISIS

SBS January 8, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey, frontline correspondent Martin Smith presses government and military officials to describe the conflict from their ...

Reporting from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan and Turkey, frontline correspondent Martin Smith presses government and military officials to describe the conflict from their perspective, and give their recommendations on how to move forward. This program examines the successes, failures and challenges of the US-led fight to degrade and destroy ISIS. No one wants to see ISIS succeed, but the lack of common priorities between the US and Middle Eastern allies has complicated the fighting process. This special investigates as ISIS loses ground in the region, but strikes out abroad.

No
1:53:18

No

SBS World Movies May 21, 2016

Media arts

Intercultural understanding

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum and free his country from oppression.

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum and free his country from oppression.

Floating Lives
1:53:00

Floating Lives

SBS October 2, 2017

Literature

Intercultural understanding

English

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family ...

This film draws us into the colourful daily life of the seemingly unsophisticated peasants of the mysterious Mekong Delta, in Vietnam. It offers a rare glimpse into a family life separated from the mainstream of modern society, yet shows the similarities in emotions experienced by people everywhere. Adapted from Nguyen Thi Ngoc Tu's award-winning short story, Boundless Rice Field. Directed by Phan Quang Binh Nguyen and stars Tang Thanh Ha, Ninh Duong Lan Ngoc and Dustin Nguyen.

The Coming War on China
1:52:38

The Coming War on China

SBS April 16, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Coming straight after the election of US President Donald Trump, this film is one of John Pilger's most timely and urgent investigations. As Trump threatens China with a trade ...

Coming straight after the election of US President Donald Trump, this film is one of John Pilger's most timely and urgent investigations. As Trump threatens China with a trade war and worse, this documentary is both a warning and an inspiring story of people's resistance. Through key interviews - from Pentagon war planners in what is now Donald Trump's Washington, to members of China's new political class who rarely feature in Western reports - Pilger's film challenges the notion of the world's newest, biggest trading nation as an enemy.