When Charlie unexpectedly gets off the special needs bus at Thomas' school, Charlie
lashes out as Thomas tries to send him away, students taunt the autistic boy, and adults' attempts to control the situation escalates the melee.
Charlie becomes over-stimulated at the supermarket when Simon has to put a few items back. Exhausted, Thomas and Simon escalate the situation. On the way home, Thomas asks his father about some of his insecurities and feelings of inequity regarding Charlie. The three boys, Simon, Thomas and Charlie, visit Maddie in the hospital and, again, Thomas sees people staring at his brother. During swim class the next day, Thomas and Jackie share a secret kiss.
Thomas chases after his autistic brother Charlie when the boy runs out of the family home in his underwear, around the neighbourhood, and into schoolmate Jackie's bathroom while she's in the shower. (Coarse language.)
Jackie joins the Mollison family for Thomas' birthday. Thomas, stressed and angry for Charlie's lot in life, suggests the family stop signing to Charlie. Maddie believes Charlie will be non-verbal all his life. The family bring out Thomas' cake after dinner and Jackie discovers Charlie masturbating next to her, making her very uncomfortable. Thomas loses his temper, taking it on Charlie. Afterwards, Thomas is distraught and seeks out Jackie to acknowledge his behaviour.
Thomas and his mother, Maggie, clean up after Charlie when he is found playing with his faeces in his bedroom. Maggie frustratedly explains to Thomas they'll always have to look after his autistic brother after Thomas angrily rejects his responsibility. (Coarse language.)
Waking up the day after his altercation with Charlie, Thomas joins him in the backyard, simultaneously annoying their lousy neighbour and acknowledging his brother's right to life. That night Jackie and the family attend Charlie's school play, Animals Afloat. Charlie's partner gets stage fright, and Thomas joins his brother on stage. The two brothers celebrate their theatrical success by sharing a bubble bath. In the bath, Thomas gets emotional and admits he used to wish Charlie was "normal".
Thomas Mollison and his family move into a new house. Thomas' older brother Charlie is on the autism spectrum and non-verbal. As Charlie plays on the front lawn, local kids derided him for the way he behaves. The next morning, Charlie accidentally breaks a carton of eggs, offering an insight into Charlie's sensory experience of the world. Later, local kids make cruel remarks as Charlie's bus drives past. At school, Thomas is made to wear second-hand swimmers and called reductive names by his new
During class, Jackie plays with Thomas but ultimately proves he can trust her to be respectful and kind. Thomas gives the monkey ears back to Charlie and attempts to engage him in speaking. The next day, Jackie finds Thomas after school and invites both Thomas and Charlie to walk home with her. Jackie learns how to say "hello" in Australian Sign Language (Auslan) and gets an insight into the stresses of being a carer, and a teenager.
Ron Graham, a representative of AirLink, visits Dennis and offers to rectify a "mistake" made when valuing the Kerrigan house. Dennis suggests Darryl isn't in it for the money and Ron insinuates that political frustrations could spill into other parts of life. Dennis, intimidated and pessimistic, tries to convince Darryl to take the money but Darryl sticks to his guns. That night, Sal tells her sons about falling in love with Darryl and his principles. (Coarse language.)
Walking to school, Thomas is forced to pass a group of local boys behaving abusively to a girl on Charlie's bus. Moments later, Charlie runs up to give Jackie a hug and the same group begin to taunt Charlie and Thomas. The situation escalates as Charlie becomes over stimulated and afraid. The behaviour of the students and teachers highlight a disastrous lack of education around disability in the wider community. Jackie gives Thomas a birthday present and tries to support his conflicted feelings.
The Mollison family get a visit from the Department of Youth and Community Services, due to anonymous complaints about fighting. Thomas' father, Simon, blames their neighbour for the invasive visit. Later, Thomas, Jackie and Charlie go for a wander into an abandoned park, and Jackie teaches Thomas to swim in the river. When the rain hits, Charlie becomes over-stimulated, so Jackie and Thomas seek shelter for them all. The cold, standoffish behaviour of the community is offset by Jackie's sensiti
Jackie visits Thomas's house to return the monkey ears Charlie drop when he unintentionally broke into her home. Thomas hides Charlie and tries to pretend the ears aren’t his. Hearing his mother's furious call, he finds that Charlie has had an accident and is enjoying the sensory stimulation of playing with it. Maggie signs for Charlie to stop. Thomas and Maggie get into an argument over the responsibility. Thomas struggles to cope with the extra duties around the home and being a "normal" teena
Hannah and Eliza Reilly contrast two different conversation strategies at a speed dating event, one "playing dumb" and the other asking rapid-fire questions, and the results reveal differences in what men are attracted to. (Sexual references.)
21 Up South Africa offers insights into the social and political changes occurring throughout the country since the fall of Apartheid. First filmed as fourteen 7-year-olds in 1992, these youngsters are ordinary South Africans growing up at a time of enormous social change. We see them now at age 21 making their way in the new South Africa, as well as flashbacks from their interviews when they were 7 and 14.
This documentary follows the journey of a young Iraqi student, plucked from the rubble of Baghdad by Hollywood star, Liev Schrieber who offers him the chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a filmmaker.
Winner of Best Documentary at the 2012 Academy Awards, Undefeated is an intimate chronicle of three underprivileged student-athletes from inner-city Memphis and the volunteer coach's mission to help them beat the odds, both on and off the field.
The youngest sailor to circumnavigate the world solo, 21-year-old Jesse Martin, takes five young people on a sailing adventure of a lifetime in search of paradise, but what they discover is far from it.
Follows the work of former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist Rachel Lloyd, who founded the New York City organisation GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Service). GEMS helps victimised young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.
The 'Army Girls' continue their training to join the British Army. Five have already dropped out, and the tough challenges have only just begun. Can they overcome their difficulties to make it to the frontline?
The troop have returned from Christmas break to face the final four weeks of training. They'll have everything they've learnt in training put to the test on their longest and toughest exercise to date - final fling.
Narrated by Oscar-nominated actress Sophie Okenedo and with footage from China, Russia, Cambodia, Romania, America and Britain, this two-part series investigates the international market in abandoned orphans.
In 2006, author Colin, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter Isabella began the 'No Impact Man project'. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan.
Stolen Seas documents the story of 13 powerless men trapped on a ship, and why their captors feel justified in their tyranny. It's the story of a Somali translator who gets in over his head - trying to give his son a chance.
Part Captain Nemo, part Grizzly Man, Paul Watson is filmed in the act as he repeatedly flouts the law so that he may catch those he sees as the more serious law-breakers, the illegal poachers of the world.
Derren Brown's tour across the UK will leave audiences in awe of his shocking stunts and mind games. The super illusionist will create sheer open-mouthed amazement after his unfailing feats of memory and suggestion live on stage.
A group of young misfits without any success with women, enrol in a school that promises to teach them the secrets of seduction. An insight into sexual relationships within a country that remains strictly Catholic.
Drawing on access to Raghad Husssein, this drama looks at Saddam through the eyes of his daughter. It exposes how the fate of the country turned on the fluctuations of family loyalty, competitveness and eventual betrayal.
As the shockwaves subside following the earthquake in Nepal, National Geographic Channel examines the human cost, shares astonishing stories of survival and looks at what lessons we can learn from the tragedy.
Chloe suffers from a rare genetic disorder that causes her significant disabilities. Since starting high school, she's endured relentless bullying. Chloe attempts to record video, but will the plan produce unexpected results?
Could it be that the more things are restructured, the more they stay the same? That's the question for the five principal characters in My Perestroika, a revealing documentary about contemporary Russia.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Encourage your students to develop their musical skills by exploring, imitating and recognising elements of music, including dynamic, pitch and rhythm with this collection. (ACAMUM080, ACAMUM084, ACAMUM088, VCAMUR020, VCAMUR024, VCAMUR028, VCAMUR032)
Bullying sucks whether it is online, at school or in a workplace, there is no space for it in our lives. Find more about bullying experiences and how to combat issues related to bullying in this playlist.
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
Space inspires our greatest scientific and creative minds. Take to the stars with NASA, or hop aboard Millennium Falcon in the best of space fact and fiction. (ACSSU188,ACSSU189,VCSSU127,VCSSU128,VCSSU129)
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.