The Vietnam War was a decade-long struggle that humbled America. It has never before been told start to finish purely as a first person military chronicle: the raw, horrifying war as experienced by the men who fought it, believing they were there to win. Their experiences revolve around "tipping points", affecting the crucial events that shaped military decisions and, ultimately, determined the outcome of the war. From the rise of Ho Chi Minh in 1959 and the subsequent formation of the Vietcong to the deadly battle in La Drang valley in 1965 through to the quagmire of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s and its eventual conclusion in 1975, no detail is spared in this three-part, back to back special.
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.
This week Morgan discusses British food with Diane Smith, Dave Gorman and Britain's favourite culinary face, Jamie Oliver, before he takes on a transatlantic eating challenge, and visits a black pudding factory in Bury.
First-time director Miraz Bezar presents a raw and confronting story set in Diyarbakir, Turkey in the 1990s. Ten-year-old Gulistan and her younger brother Firat are normal, happy-go-lucky kids until they witness the murder of their journalist father and mother by a secret paramilitary force. After their caretaker auntie also disappears in mysterious circumstances, the children are left to fend for themselves on the tough streets of one of Turkey's most dangerous cities. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2009 Ghent International Film Festival.
In Barcelona, a metropolis without barriers or taboo, sexual freedom is one of the demands made by a society that claims to be more tolerant. Turned towards the Mediterranean, Barcelona makes an impression on hearts and bodies with its character, which is resolutely turned towards pleasure. Everyone is attentive to everyone else in their demanding, unabashed search for pure pleasure.
Untold Australia is a documentary series that goes inside three very different communities which exist within unique pockets of Australia, whose presence and way of life remain widely unknown to outsiders of these close-knit cultural groups.
Karl travels to Mexico to perform an underwater inspection in raw sewage and meets a man who's recycled plastic bottles into his own island. In the US, he meets a man who eats roadkill and helps clean up a hoarder's house.
In Montreal, the capital of liberal sex, saucy old songs coexist alongside the most revolutionary of behaviours. Night birds are prepared for all sorts of dramatisations. Glamour networks abound on the internet and the Fetish Weekend is a roaring success. But whereas gays and straights did not really used to mingle, today's youth wants to do away with ghettos, which doesn't stop them taking precautions against STDs.
Morgan Spurlock, the Oscar-nominated US filmmaker, presents a satirical talk show that takes a comedic look at the differences between British and American culture. Morgan will be joined in the studio by top celebrities, a live band and comics from both sides of the Atlantic with plenty to say about US/UK relations and the good and bad in both countries.
In 2014, one of the last tribes that had had no contact with the outside world emerged from the Amazon rainforest. This documentary has exclusive access to the tribe and documents first contact with members of the previously isolated tribe called the Txapanawa on the bank of the Envira River in the village of Simpatia in Brazil. An anthropologist, Jose Carlos Meirelles goes deep into the Amazon to learn whether the emergence of a long-hidden tribe signals the end of humans living in total isolation.
A stopover in Beirut, where poverty and luxury exist side by side, everything happens far from the public eye. In a society dominated by patriarchy, homosexuals are seen out together, while lesbians hide away. Some people advocate a radical change and would like to establish a secular State, but religion remains a sensitive subject. Yet when it comes to eroticism, tongues start to loosen.
In Buenos Aires, the men are still hot-blooded and the women are refusing the status of "big-boobed bimbos". Here, gay marriage is legal but women still must fight for their rights. In order not to be considered bimbos, some women resort to provocation and pornography. While transvestites tour the parks at night, youngsters learn the rudiments of sexuality in high-school toilets, plus a certain collector's dream of a Museum of Eroticism.
In Stockholm, anything goes, except what's forbidden. The Swedish capital, known for its open-mindedness, knows how to cultivate a paradox. Prostitution is authorised, but being a client of one is forbidden.
Set in the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.
Ali and Sharin are newlyweds from Afghanistan. They have spent the last month camping on the streets, of Thessaloniki, waiting for smugglers to get them across the heavily guarded borders into Macedonia and Serbia. This is not the honeymoon they dreamed of.
Budhia Singh was born in India and, at the age of three was sold by his impoverished mother to a street hawker. Destined to lead a desperate existence as a beggar, Budhia was rescued by Biranchi, a concerned judo coach, who ran an orphanage for slum children. It didn't take long for Budhia to reveal his remarkable talent for running, leading Biranchi to embark on a mission to turn Budhia into India's greatest runner. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
In Spirit Time, Imran Farook offers his take on spiritual yoga, or 'spoga'. The Prince of Mumbai is casting hopeful girls for his new reality series 'Make Me a Princess'. Nazeem is on the streets as a charity collector with a bucket, but definitely without a cause. Prince Harry's humanitarian, army hero body-double Gary is here to help him keep up royal appearances while he is partying hard on his gap year.
Fears about Muslims, mosques and home-grown terrorists are hitting the headlines. Mosque leader Imam Uzair is doing all he can to guide his community through these troubled times, and embrace multiculturalism, but he soon finds himself confronting crisis after another. Meanwhile, as Christmas approaches, a controversial YouTube video has gone viral among the Muslim and non-Muslim community. Determined to confront extremists head-on, Ali issues a statement, but just 12 hours later, there's backlash within his own community.
In tonight's finale, Uncle Sam gives his Islamic Australia dream one last chance by making it onto the news. Imran Farook gives some particularly deep spiritual makeovers in Spirit Time. In Flip World where White Australians are the minority, there's an alarming security incident at the airport. Nazeem hits the streets in a social experiment to test public generosity for some controversial 'causes'.
In Flip World, casting auditions are taking place for the token white best friend in a romantic comedy. Uncle Sam attempts to secure the grey vote and takes his campaign to the elderly. Nazeem helps a group of recent immigrants by teaching them a lesson in Australian culture 101. The Indian Action Hero takes on a street gang armed with a burger, and The Hollywood Arab tries a spot of shopping.
Alaigie is preparing to leave Gambia to travel 'the back way', 6000km to Italy to find work. Following his father's death, Alaigie's dreams of becoming an engineer were shattered and he needs to earn money to support his family. He films the dangerous journey through Africa via a network of smugglers, at the mercy of thieves and violent border guards, across the Sahara in overloaded trucks to Tripoli where he is kidnapped and held for ransom.
In 2015, filmmakers gave 75 cameras to people from all over the world to film where regular film crews can't go: on the inflatable dinghies crossing from Turkey to Greece; in the back of lorries entering Eurostar; or on open trucks driven by people smugglers across the Sahara. The result is this award-winning documentary: a terrifyingly intimate and uniquely epic portrait of what has become the biggest story of the decade: the migrant crisis. This first episode begins as hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria arrive in the Turkish port of Izmir.
Imran Farook is back to make a guest invisible in Spirit Time. In his latest social experiment, Nazeem is making more unusual, illegal deliveries from the back of his dodgy truck to see if anyone will stop him, or turn a blind eye. Tension is building in the Muslim Shore house as some serious hygiene issues are revealed. A range of race-specific toy dolls are unleashed on the public. (S.1 Ep.7)
Ahmad's journey continues through this episode. A Syrian Kurd, he has reached Athens, and rather than take the long and uncertain overland route through Europe, he negotiates with a smuggler for a fake passport that he can use to fly to France. Also leaving Athens is 21-year-old Sadiq from Afghanistan, fleeing Taliban repression and violence for Finland - a country of which he's never even seen a picture. Meanwhile, 11-year-old Isra and her family group of 16 people are approaching the Serbian border. They're shocked by the total chaos that greets them and are forced to spend hours in the mud and pouring rain with no certainty that they'll be able to continue their journey to Germany.
In Spirit Time, Imran Farook is cleansing spirits during 'spoga', or spirit yoga. It's Ramadan in the Muslim Shore house and the fasting housemates are in for a big surprise - an arranged marriage. The Prince of Mumbai tries to win over the ladies of Sydney with stand-up comedy. Nazeem carries out spot citizenship tests to gauge whether Aussies are fit to live in the country.
Nazeem Hussain takes to the streets ready to sign autographs and pose for photos as 'ethnic' celebrities - Sachin Tendulkar, will.i.am and Jackie Chan, to see if anyone will spot the difference. The Prince of Mumbai is going speed dating to find an Aussie bride, and Uncle Sam continues on the campaign trail for Prime Minister. Meanwhile, there's a new kid on the block. He's five years old, and may just be the world's cutest terrorist.
Comedian Nazeem Hussain hosts this comedy series parodying many aspects of the Australian culture, including race relations, local and international politics and pop culture. In this episode, we meet some of the comical and controversial characters, including Uncle Sam, a taxi driver turned Prime Ministerial candidate and Imran Farook, a spiritual leader with some challenging advice for his clientele. Plus Nazeem hits the streets with a hidden camera in 'The People Smuggling Experiment'.
The Hollywood Arab is still on a search for a new career path, and is teaching an art class with a twist. Petition in hand, Nazeem campaigns to raise awareness of some particularly pesky first world problems. A theological debate about cheese rocks the Muslim Shore house. Uncle Sam has a radical plan to move all Muslims to Tasmania, to create the great state of 'Islamania'.
Nazeem Hussain hosts this outrageously funny comedy series, parodying many aspects of Australian culture, including race relations, local and international politics and pop culture. In this episode, 'The Hollywood Arab' gives a cooking lesson, there's a scandal in the Muslim Shore household and Imran Farook displays his psychic abilities in 'Spirit Time'. Meanwhile, the white intervention is enforced in 'Flip World', and Nazeem tackles antisocial behaviour in his latest experiment.
When Australian kickboxing champion Roger Abbas was killed in mysterious circumstances in Syria in late 2012, it set off a chain of stories in the national media about Australian citizens heading over there to take part in the war - either as humanitarians or 'jihadists'. But why would born and bred Aussies like Roger want to put their lives on the line for a country they have no connection to?
Bestselling author, columnist, and raconteur Peter FitzSimons takes an explosive journey across Australia, reliving the country's forgotten race riots. In his inimitable style, FitzSimons exposes heroes and villains on a journey that spans more than 170 years, and the breadth of the country. Along the way, he demonstrates how mobs of every ethnicity have transformed our nation.
South Africa is a vibrant, multi-racial democracy, a model of reconciliation and opportunity. But Louis visits for a different story - he's heard about a group of whites opposed to the new regime, determined to build communities for whites only.
Sabour heads to Arnhem Land to spend two weeks in a small town called Yirrkala living completely under the rules of the Intervention. On his first night a suicide attempt by a young future leader shocks him to his core. Sabour starts asking around and finds out that this is a common thing amongst boys in the community.
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 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.
Head First returns for a second series and Sabour Bradley is back to take you on a wild ride into the outlandish lives of everyday Australians. Welcome to the world of porn addiction, tailor-made bodies, stem cell tourists, 'orphan' traffickers, and Aussie-led paramilitary rangers at war with poachers in Africa. Armed with a sense of humour and a willingness to get involved in the action, Sabour takes you inside those worlds.
As Melbourne struggles with increased youth crime, one particular group have fallen under the spotlight. The so-called Apex have captured the attention of the media, the police, and the imagination of the public, but who are they? Are they a serious threat or just a bunch of kids demonised out of proportion to their activities? This documentary seeks to look beyond the media hype at a community under intense scrutiny. Working closely with the South Sudanese community, this documentary goes to the heart of what it takes to make a multicultural society and gives pause to those who have forged a view of migrant communities based on stereotypes by separating myth from reality.
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.
It's a business that's enabling one of the darkest crimes of this century and Australians are unwittingly helping the business to grow and flourish. It's the twisted world of orphanage tourism in Cambodia, where 'orphans' - around 75% of whom have parents - are used as pawns in an industry that turns over huge amounts of money annually, much of it coming from well-intentioned Australians.
This week, Sabour gets unparalleled access to the controversial world of anti-aging clinics - specifically the one at the centre of the Essendon supplements scandal. He puts his body - and ethics - on the line to test the hormones involved, and is dragged into other worlds of drugs, money, exploitation, controversial science and steroid vacations.
After 9/11 the War on Terror makes many in the Lebanese Australian community feel their loyalty is being unfairly questioned. Zaky Mallah is a Punchbowl teenager recovering from the early death of his parents. Searching for answers in Islam he looks for meaning in jihad. As the Howard Government introduces new anti-terrorist laws, Zaky becomes the first Australian in history to be charged under the new counter-terrorist laws with planning acts of terrorism.
A look behind the scenes of Australia's most controversial beauty pageant. For 16 years, the pageant has attracted the who's who of Sydney's Lebanese community, as the daughters of proud families compete to be crowned Miss Lebanon Australia. The documentary is seen through the eyes of the contestants and the pageant's 'glam squad', who create the perfect beauty queen over a five-week period. The winner will go on to compete in the prestigious Miss Lebanon Emigrant Beauty Pageant in Beirut, with a history of past queens going on to achieve international stardom in the Middle East.
Louis Theroux investigates the world of extreme professional wrestlers in the southern United States, where wrestling is more like avant-garde theatre than an Olympic bout. The participants are very athletic, the outcome is predetermined and it's very big business with millions of fans. But, as Louis discovers when he meets the AIWF in Southern Carolina, their style of wrestling is also gory. They hit each other over the head with chairs wrapped in barbed wire and throw drawing pins down on the mat to roll around on. They're not actually trying to hurt each other, but they want to make it look as if it hurts, so they use hidden razors to make the blood flow - a practice called juicing, as in juicing an orange. Most of the wrestlers are well paid, and the world surrounding this sort of wrestling radiates good energy. Louis explains: "There's an atmosphere of Am-Dram weekends; the audience is mainly male, but of all ages, including lots of kids, like a pantomime crowd there is a warm, fuzzy feeling to the people involved."
Darren trains with England's crime-fighting Ninja, jumps in deep with a religious community that believes humans were created by Aliens and tours around Amsterdam's red light district with twin prostitutes in their 70s.
Louis Theroux heads off to Southwest America to hunt out the people who hunt out the aliens. At Palm Springs he has a close encounter with alien killer, Thor Templar who claims to have notched up twenty alien kills over the years. Then Louis joins Ron and Shari in a friendlier alien environment as they take one of their field trips which aims to make friendly contact with beings from outer space.
At 55 years of age, Sue's been told she has four weeks to leave her home. With little money, and a growing public housing waiting list, she faces the very real prospect of homelessness. Kiwi parents Jarrod and Sharon agree to part ways in an attempt to clean up their lives, as welfare authorities are called. Meanwhile, things are looking up for Michael. He's about to get a new set of teeth - but will his renewed confidence be enough to get him back on his feet and into work?
The new series of Struggle Street offers a raw and unflinching portrayal of struggle and hardship in Australia. In episode one, we meet Australians from diverse backgrounds facing a range of challenges, from unemployment to addiction and a lack of housing. Single mother Norma is facing homelessness and Kiwi shelter residents Jarrod and Sharon battle to overcome addiction.
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
Indonesia is a diverse country with over 300 ethnic groups, and home to more than 700 living languages. Find all about Indonesian food, culture, language and relationship with Australia in this playlist.
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)
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)
It is important to know about different individuals that seek refuge in Australia and around the world. Watch this playlist to get an insight into the life of refugees. (ACHASSI099,ACDSEH146,VCHHK095,VCGGK124,VCHHK159).
Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, is a special time for Muslims. See how the community fasts from dawn and dines together come sunset with Behind the News and Compass. (ACHASSK065,VCHHK077)
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.