Tensions are building at the mosque as leader Imam Uzair and his right-hand man Ali Kadri try to steer their community through the headwinds of Muslim and nationalist extremism. It seems everyone is ready to take offence as Ali struggles to reconcile attitudes to the hijab or head scarf and Imam comes under fire from extremists abroad, all the while dealing with the deeply emotional realities of life and death. Study guide available at http://bit.ly/mosquenextdoorguide.
Peter FitzSimons journeys from 1952 to the present as Australians riot their way to becoming one of the most successful multicultural nations on Earth. In the "Lucky Country" race riots help work out who gets a fair share of the luck. As the 1950s dawns, Australia booms. Our grand nation building schemes need people to construct them. Enter some Continental Europeans, lured with an assisted passage and the promise of work. Peter FitzSimons tucks into a classically Anglo-Australian dinner as he discovers what incited 1000 Italians to riot in our largest migrant camp called, Bonegilla, in country Victoria, in 1952.
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. Study guide available at http://bit.ly/mosquenextdoorguide.
Hosted by Ira Glass, each episode explores one theme through first-person storytelling. We see three people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by their outcomes.
Hosted by Ira Glass, each episode explores one theme through first-person storytelling. We see three people who hatched plans in the hopes of making their dreams come true, but were snapped back to reality by the outcomes.
The Brits leave Madagascar and head to one of Africa's poorest countries, Ethiopia, and its capital Addis Ababa where they join some of the thousands of locals who rely on the leather industry to survive.
The third and final leg of Simon's Russian journey takes him from Crimea to the historic Baltic city of St Petersburg. In Crimea, Simon meets the eccentric and fearless owner of a safari park who likes to get up close and personal with his pride of lions. Travelling across Russia's vast western plains, Simon discovers depopulated villages and a rural community clinging on to existence and feeling abandoned by central government. Finally, after a journey spanning more than 6000km, Simon arrives in St Petersburg, where he joins fighters at a martial arts club. He is keen to get involved, but ends up with more than he bargained for.
Darren goes behind the scenes with the hardcore feminist group Femen, tries to impress the self-proclaimed king of a museum Viking Village, and takes on the ultimate challenge to become a champion Chessboxer in just 7 days.
This week the Brits travel to Ghana to mine one of our oldest and most precious luxuries, gold, but also discover the impact of one of Africa's newest imports, e-waste. Joining some of the thousands of men and women who mine gold by hand, the Brits struggle to cope as exhaustion bites, tempers fray and Shievonne collapses - making the Brits question if gold truly deserves its luxurious label. But nothing the Brits have seen so far prepares them for the electrical dump site.
Eddie Huang travels from Cape Cod to Peru to Tokyo and Dubai to explore the gains of globalisation versus what's lost on the plate in front of us. Eddie explores Hawaiian identity in the margins of its own habitat and how Hawaiians seek to take the island back.
The Voice's Darren McMullen is rolling up his sleeves to live, work and play alongside some of the wildest characters in Europe, getting stuck into their strange and terrifying activities. He spends time with various cultural communities, spiritual groups, traditional clans and modern subcultures to gain an insight into their worlds, and wherever possible, he'll join in and participate in their traditions, customs, ceremonies, spiritual beliefs and practices. In the first episode Darren finds out what it takes to be accepted by Europe's largest gathering of My Little Pony fans; attends his own funeral at the Near Death Fiesta in Northern Spain; then discovers his inner heavy metal Viking in Sweden.
Darren McMullen finds out why men are lining up to get moustache implants in Turkey, tries to become a peasant for the day in rural Romania, and is transformed into an Alternative model, complete with tattoos and lip rings.
Hamish travels to Moscow to get a glimpse inside the world of Russia's rich and beautiful; he then visits a prison to see justice in action and discuss it with a UK journalist who served time for murder.
The Brits travel south to the famous coffee plantations of Yirgacheffe and the remote mountain village of Biolya. Here, life gets even tougher as for the first time they have no help from a local family and must survive only on the wages paid to a coffee worker. But will they be able to do enough work to afford to eat and pay rent on their simple mud hut?