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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As well as lying at the heart of American car manufacture, Michigan is also home to demolition derby, the epitome of car destruction. This week, Louis Theroux tries to infiltrate this subculture by driving in a derby himself. He seeks advice from ice deliverer and demo derby driver Jon Lipka, who warns him that a scared person isn't going to be a good driver. After watching Lipdka in competition,Theroux begins to wonder if he is up to the challenge.
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.
Narrated by Ian McKellen, this powerful documentary introduces the members of Britain's underground Muslim drag queen community. How do gay Muslims publicly reconcile their secularity with their cultural identity?
The world of extreme bodybuilding - a subculture of people who push their bodies to the limits of human capacity - but just how far are they prepared to go. And is Louis prepared to go there too? Louis travels to California, home of the body beautiful, to see if he can join the world of extreme bodybuilding.
Jarrod and his two eldest children find themselves on the streets and struggle to get emergency assistance. Nearby, Sue is battling housing authorities as she attempts to find alternative accommodation, and mother and daughter Michelle and Jess are coming to terms with life on the poverty line. Michelle has had to leave her job to care for daughter Jess, who suffers a rare genetic disorder - and it seems their financial plight means even a wheelchair is out of their reach.
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.
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.
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.
Louis Theroux continues his journey with a trip to Thailand - arriving in Bangkok with an appointment at Thai Anglo Introductions, a marriage agency where Western men are introduced to prospective Thai brides.
Riley, 15, was born a boy, but is starting to go to school as a girl and pondering hormone treatment at age 16. Her parents are agonising over the decision because hormones will allow her feminine features to develop, but they are irreversible, meaning she'll become sterile.
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.
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.
Tells the inside story of the challenges the Lebanese Australian community has faced in Australia and how they have fought to overcome them. This landmark documentary series hears from community leaders, police, families and individuals, as they combine to tell the compelling and dramatic story of a proud and resilient community, under intense pressure and scrutiny.
By the late 1990s the Lebanese Australian community is being terrorised by a violent criminal minority enforcing the drug racket with extreme violence and handguns. On the streets young teenagers aspire to the glamour of gangster rap, many working as runners and dealers for the drug gangs.
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 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.
The Indian Subcontinent: romantic, remote and mysterious. From the plains of Pakistan to the foothills of the Himalaya, from Northern India and Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu in the south, this vast melting pot of diverse civilisations, religions, cultures and glorious landscapes has seen some of the greatest artistic golden ages on earth. Pakistan is portrayed as a country of bombs, beards and burqas. Yet as Sona Datta shows, it used to be the meeting point for many different faiths from around the world and has an intriguing multicultural past.
In the final episode of Struggle Street, Michael has a financial windfall and decides to indulge his passion. Indigenous couple Josh and Monica have been sleeping rough after Josh was released from jail and struggle to find anyone who'll rent them a home. Meanwhile, Jess finds a welcome escape in art. Her painting of a pet canary has just been entered into a local art show - so can a small victory mean big changes for her and mother Michelle?
Michael finds himself at war with his brother as they try to deal with their mother's will and Allan is trying to get his new landscaping business up and running - but it's one step forward and two steps back as he battles bureaucracy and his creditors chasing unpaid loans. In Brisbane's south-west, Jarrod and Sharon are at breaking point as they battle to stay clean from drugs and keep their family together.
In the days following the Cronulla Beach riots in December 2005, many young Lebanese Australians are outraged at what they perceive as an attack by wider Australia on their Australian identity, their culture and religion.
There's a war on animals happening in Africa right now, waged by well-armed poachers and funded by international criminal syndicates. If left unchecked it will mean the extinction of the Black Rhino by 2025. The war has now even reached our shores with European police naming Australia as a key destination on the rhino horn black market.
After 22 years, factory worker Nick faces an uncertain future following the closure of the Ford plant and single mother Tamara finds herself the victim of a vocational training loan scam. Meanwhile, neighbour Allan is struggling after racking up over $30,000 of debt in payday loans and police are sent in to remove Norma and her family from their home.
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.
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.
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 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.
A fight on Everest? It seemed incredible. But in 2013, news channels around the world reported an ugly brawl at 21,000 feet as European climbers fled a mob of angry Sherpas. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay had reached the summit in a spirit of cooperation and brave optimism. Now climbers and Sherpas were trading insults - even blows. What had happened to the happy, smiling Sherpas and their dedication in getting foreigners to the top of the mountain they hold so sacred?
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.
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.