Empire Of The Word
52:52

Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 15, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Amelie
1:56:36

Amelie

SBS2 November 14, 2010

Media arts

Languages

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This engaging and beautiful film has delighted audiences around the world and is the highest grossing foreign language film in Australian history. Audrey Tatou stars as ...

This engaging and beautiful film has delighted audiences around the world and is the highest grossing foreign language film in Australian history. Audrey Tatou stars as reticent Amelie, a shy waitress who lives in Montmartre, Paris, and sees life quite differently to other people.

The 1000-Euro Generation
1:31:07

The 1000-Euro Generation

SBS World Movies February 2, 2011

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on the eponymous novel by Antonio Incorvaia that began as a hit online blog, The 1000-Euro Generation follows the desperate plight of a broke 30-year-old mathematics ...

Based on the eponymous novel by Antonio Incorvaia that began as a hit online blog, The 1000-Euro Generation follows the desperate plight of a broke 30-year-old mathematics graduate working in the marketing department of a telecommunications company.

Persepolis
1:31:35

Persepolis

SBS February 9, 2011

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. The story follows Marjane as she outsmarts the ...

The poignant coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. The story follows Marjane as she outsmarts the 'social guardians' and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war.

Freetime Machos
52:26

Freetime Machos

SBS2 July 30, 2011

Health and PE

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
They've been tagged "the third lousiest rugby team in the world", but Oulu isn't giving up. The amateur team from the Finnish town of Oulu has a new coach and they've started ...

They've been tagged "the third lousiest rugby team in the world", but Oulu isn't giving up. The amateur team from the Finnish town of Oulu has a new coach and they've started a recruitment campaign, although the only taker so far is a young Spanish woman. They're not just struggling on the field. Mikko, the team's leading light, is finding it difficult to reconcile family duties with training and weekend matches, and his best mate Matti is juggling his girlfriend's demands for commitment with his love of the game.

Louis XV: The Dark Sun
1:31:21

Louis XV: The Dark Sun

SBS July 29, 2012

History

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film-length dramatised documentary looks at the life of Louis XV, King of France from 1715 to 1774. At the beginning of the 18th century, the child-king Louis embodied ...

This film-length dramatised documentary looks at the life of Louis XV, King of France from 1715 to 1774. At the beginning of the 18th century, the child-king Louis embodied all of France's hopes for renewal. After seeing the endless old age of Louis XIV, who reigned for 72 years, the French idolised the young king.

The Rise And Fall Of Versailles
52:58

The Rise And Fall Of Versailles: Louis XV - The Palace Of Pleasure

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 12, 2013

History

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Filmed in Versailles itself, this three-part drama-documentary brings the 150-year reign of France's three most famous monarchs - Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI - to life. ...

Filmed in Versailles itself, this three-part drama-documentary brings the 150-year reign of France's three most famous monarchs - Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI - to life. It includes interviews with the world's leading specialists.

The Rise And Fall Of Versailles
49:29

The Rise And Fall Of Versailles: Louis XVI - Countdown To Revolution

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 19, 2013

History

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Filmed in Versailles itself, this three-part drama-documentary brings the 150-year reign of France's three most famous monarchs - Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI - to life. ...

Filmed in Versailles itself, this three-part drama-documentary brings the 150-year reign of France's three most famous monarchs - Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI - to life. It includes interviews with the world's leading specialists.

Never Ever Do This At Home
28:45

Never Ever Do This At Home

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 July 22, 2013

Science

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its ...

Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its head, this series blends science, danger, and humour when hosts Rune Nilson and Per Olav Alvestad conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand - and beyond.

Never Ever Do This At Home
28:44

Never Ever Do This At Home

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 July 29, 2013

Science

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its ...

Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its head, this series blends science, danger, and humour when hosts Rune Nilson and Per Olav Alvestad conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand - and beyond.

Never Ever Do This At Home
29:04

Never Ever Do This At Home

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS2 August 5, 2013

Science

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its ...

Caution labels abound, and common sense dictates that there are just certain things that one must never, ever do - especially at home. But turning this accepted wisdom on its head, this series blends science, danger, and humour when hosts Rune Nilson and Per Olav Alvestad conduct madcap experiments and test the limits of what a house can withstand - and beyond.

World Trade Center
2:03:43

World Trade Center

FOXTEL Drama November 20, 2013

Media arts

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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 ...

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.

Potiche
1:38:39

Potiche

SBS March 19, 2014

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However ...

When her husband is taken hostage by his striking employees, a trophy wife takes the reins of the family business and proves to be a remarkably effective leader. However business and personal complications arrive in the form of her ex-lover, a former union leader.

Terraferma
1:29:55

Terraferma

SBS World Movies October 23, 2014

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A film about a broken family confronting great changes when a group of immigrants arrive on their small fishing island near Sicily. In Italian.

A film about a broken family confronting great changes when a group of immigrants arrive on their small fishing island near Sicily. In Italian.

House of Flying Daggers
1:54:48

House of Flying Daggers

Masterpiece December 13, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film follows Mei an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the ...

This film follows Mei an exotic, beautiful blind dancer, associated with a dangerous revolutionary gang, known as the House of Flying Daggers. Captured by officers of the decadent Tang Dynasty, Mei finds herself both threatened - and attracted - to the most unusual circumstances.

Troll Hunter
1:41:10

Troll Hunter

SBS2 January 1, 2015

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, ...

A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learn there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.

The Matrimony
1:27:12

The Matrimony

SBS February 21, 2015

Media arts

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this luxuriant, supernatural thriller set against the rich backdrop of 1930s Shanghai, Junchu, a talented young cinematographer, is forced to marry the hapless Sansan after ...

In this luxuriant, supernatural thriller set against the rich backdrop of 1930s Shanghai, Junchu, a talented young cinematographer, is forced to marry the hapless Sansan after his true love, Manli, is killed in a freak accident. When Sansan discovers a mysterious locked door in their attic, Junchu forbids her to enter. But her curiosity soon gets the better of her and upon discovering the contents of the room, Sansan is compelled to make a pact she will never forget. Winner of two Golden Horse Awards. In Mandarin.

Why Don't You Speak English?
47:17

Why Don't You Speak English?

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 March 11, 2015

Personal and social capability

Languages

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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A warm, interesting and often humorous journey into the bewildering world of learning a new language as four sets of people with virtually no means of communicating with one ...

A warm, interesting and often humorous journey into the bewildering world of learning a new language as four sets of people with virtually no means of communicating with one another attempt to bridge the language barrier.