Camp 14: Total Control Zone is the story of a man who was born and grew up in a Gulag-style North Korean camp. After his escape at the age of 23, he discovered the 'outside world' for the first time. The film relates his incredible story, as well as those of his fellow inmates and prison guards.
Melbourne training guru Craig Michael runs a Back to Work course designed specifically to help troubled individuals develop their talents, find jobs and stick with them. His course is demanding of its participants, preparing them for the harsh realities and expectations of the world at work. The series follows the progress and subsequent transformation of a range of individuals enduring his training course as they strive towards success and achieving their life changing goals.
On Saturday 12 November 2011 an eclectic range of British people turned the camera on themselves, capturing the entertaining and mundane, the exciting and unusual, the poignant and the everyday. Following on from the feature film Life in a Day, this 90-minute documentary offers an extraordinarily candid look at 21st century life across the UK, crafted from over 750 hours of footage, including 11,526 clips submitted to YouTube.
In this 2008 Sundance Film Festival smash hit, filmmaker Nanette Burstein chronicles the senior year of five 17 year olds in Warsaw, Indiana. Popularity is everything; breakups and missed jump-shots are the end of the world; a college acceptance is a dream come true; and an email forwarded to the wrong person is your worst nightmare.
Lawrence Johnston grew up as one of six siblings to his Aboriginal father Colin and non-Indigenous mother, Gloria. Their marriage was a tempestuous one that included physical and emotional abuse at different times, and yet Lawrence's parents have stayed together for almost 60 years. Johnston's unflinching film is a personal and emotional journey that looks at love, marriage, family and commitment from his own experiences and that of his siblings, as he explores the effect his parents' marriage has had on the romantic aspirations and ideals of his brothers and sisters.
Part two of Jennifer Fox's film in which she lays bare her own turbulent life to penetrate what it means to be a free woman today. As her drama of work and relationships unfolds over four years, our protagonist travels to over seventeen countries to understand how diverse women define their lives when there is no map. Employing an ingenious camera technique, called "passing the camera", Fox creates a documentary language that mirrors the special way women communicate.
Carrier is a 10-part Emmy Award-winning series about a six-month deployment aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Nimitz. On a bright May morning, 5,000 sailors and Marines bid farewell to their loved ones before the mammoth USS Nimitz pulls out of Coronado, California, and sets a course for Hawaii and beyond. The program includes extensive footage shot aboard ship, as well as interviews with many of the crew about their various experiences, in addition to their own personal concerns and fears about the trip ahead.
How seemingly innocent exchanges on text, Twitter and Facebook can lead to sexual and emotional entanglements between a teacher and pupil. Pupil-teacher affairs are as old as education. Some end up in court and prison, others in love and marriage. There are now estimated to be over 1,000 illicit pupil-teacher relationships every year. Like the global headline-making case of 30 year-old music teacher Jeremy Forrest and his 15 year-old student, many of these affairs start with a simple 'x' at the end of a message.
Written and directed by Brett Morgen (The Kid Stays in the Picture), Chicago 10, presents a mix of archival footage, animation and music to look back at the build-up to and unravelling of the Chicago Conspiracy Trial where eight anti-war protesters were put on trial for conspiring to cause riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.
Opening Shot is back with a third instalment of five half hour documentaries from Australia's next generation of documentary filmmakers. First up is the comedy documentary Gaycrashers which follows gay comedians Joel Creasey and Rhys Nicholson as they stage a show in rural Victoria which three years ago was the focus of a homophobic scandal.
In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. Cut off from everyone he knew and everything he owned, Joe Garner embarked on a journey, armed with only a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. For 31 days and nights, everything in his life would come from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, Joe must depend on the generosity of people who he had never met. Will Joe be able to survive with nothing, apart from the goodwill of others?
Eight celebrities go on a trek like no other with Bear Grylls, travelling across the challenging, constantly changing terrain of South Africa. Elimination of one celebrity takes place around the camp fire each night.
Rivals gets on the field and into the ring through a series of compelling stories at the fringe of culture and politics, across a range of places and people through the one lens that connects them all: sport. Australia plays football one way: their way. And the most heated rivalry in the country's most cherished game is marked by broken jaws, foul mouths and phallic tattoos.
From Silvio Berlusconi's underage sex parties, to the real "Mrs. Robinson" and Anthony Weiner's provocative selfies, this episode cracks open the moral compass that props up our political heroes and lays bare the hypocrisy in them, and us.
US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about faking it in the desperate pursuit of fame.
In an incident which shocked the world, a teenage Tibetan nun, Kelsang Namtso, was killed when Chinese border police opened fire on a group of pilgrims as they fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass. The shooting was witnessed by international mountain climbers, some of whom videotaped or photographed the events and also helped rescue survivors and sent the story out to the world. Using the original climber footage, re-enactments and interviews with witnesses and survivors, Tibet: Murder in the Snow tells of young Tibetans who risk their lives each year to illegally cross the rugged Himalaya Mountains in an attempt to see their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, or attend school in India.
This is the first and only film made by a 1994 Rwandan genocide survivor about his experiences, escape and return to his homeland. At the age of seventeen, J.B. Rutagarama was marked for murder by machete-wielding Hutu militias. Remarkably he survived, though dozens of his relatives were slaughtered.
This program is the result of a series of community projects run by Big Hart, a non-profit organisation. From 1998 to 2004 over 500 young people were asked to tell stories about when they felt 'not at home'. Stories of Love deals with the issues of parental love, drug use, gaol and grief.
Four Wives, One Man is a portrait of four wives, a polygamist husband, their incredibly free-speaking mother-in-law, and their many, many children - all living under the same roof in a rural Iranian village. Four Wives, One Man follows the story of Heda, an Iranian farmer and his four wives, Farang, Goli, Shapar, Ziba and their 20 children. Their polygamist lifestyle, although sanctioned by the Koran, is not common in Iran, and of these incidents, most take place in rural villages and towns.
Why do some people 'sound gay' but not others? Why are gay voices a mainstay of pop culture but also a trigger for bullying and harassment? Following a break up with his boyfriend, journalist David Thorpe sets out on a quest to unravel a linguistic mystery. All his life, like many gay men, Thorpe has felt self-conscious about his stereotypically un-macho voice. But what are its origins? And why is there such a stigma attached to 'sounding gay'? As Thorpe consults with everyone from speech therapists to public figures to complete strangers, he unpacks complex cultural questions with wit, verve and intelligence.
Eight celebrities go on a trek like no other with Bear Grylls, travelling across the challenging, constantly changing terrain of South Africa. Elimination of one celebrity takes place around the camp fire each night.
In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young 13-year-old embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he discovers the escape pod from Air Force One, containing the President of the United States. When they realise a group of kidnappers is hot on their trail with the intention of taking the president, this unlikely duo must escape their hunters as they search for the American Special Forces team sent out to find them.
In April 1998 Julie Paterson from Darlington in North East England disappeared. Three weeks later the police, following evidence collected from witnesses, stormed David Harker's house. Harker, 24, had eaten parts of Julies body. Cannibal Killer tells this story through the eyes of Julie's fiance and bereaved family and friends, and will help to unfold aspects of one of the most atrocious cannibal crimes of the 20th century.
UK comic Michael McIntyre visits six of the UK's most prestigious entertainment venues to unearth comedy's brightest talent. He kicks off his Comedy Roadshow in Edinburgh with guests including Rhod Gilbert and Kevin Bridges.
Tells the story of Mark Atkins, an Englishman in search of both his Jewish past and his family's buried treasure. When Germany invaded Poland in 1939, Jack Atkins, Mark's grandfather, was a successful businessman. With only a few hours left before fleeing to London, he gathered his belongings and buried them in the garden of his home in Lodz. Seventy years later, Mark Atkins sets off on a deeply personal treasure hunt.
To celebrate International Women's Day, award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox explores the changing role of women in the modern world. Jennifer talks to a number of women from various cultural backgrounds about the problems they face in personal relationships.
Just off the Champs Elysees, The Pink Paradise is considered by its owners as an elegant, classy interactive "charm" club where the girls play pretend. Stripping at the Pink Paradise takes you behind-the-scenes where Dance Manager (and wife of the club owner) Joanna, introduces us to her troupe as they reflect on their careers, relationship woes and 'princess syndrome'.
This is a rare and fascinating glimpse into the world of live-action role-playing ('LARPing'), a real-life version of the videogame phenomenon World of Warcraft. The idea of live-action role-playing (LARPing) is so strange to most people that the participants often become outcasts. Monster Camp: The Story of Nero Seattle is an award-winning documentary about the world that LARPers inhabit for fun, where gamer stereotypes are simultaneously shattered and confirmed. At the end of the game, participants may be just as sane/insane as everyone else.
Ayen's Cooking School For African Men observes an interesting battle between ancient culture and modern demand when a Sudanese woman starts a cooking school for refugee men whom have never before set foot in a kitchen. This story is a delightful look at the strength of boundaries set by ancient culture, engrained from the start of time, but the necessity to adjust them for survival in the modern world.
Twenty children discover what life would be like if they all lived together without parents for a fortnight. The boys and girls set up home in two different camps and face their biggest test learning to live with the opposite sex.
This program is the result of a series of community projects run by Big Hart, a non-profit organisation. From 1998 to 2004 over 500 young people were asked to tell stories about when they felt 'not at home'. Stories of My Family deals with the issues of family bonds broken by violence.
Winner of the 1985 Oscar for Best Documentary, this film tells the story of Harvey Milk, the member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, and San Francisco Mayor George Moscone who were assassinated by Supervisor Dan White on November 27, 1978. It documents Milk's life leading up to his election, his successful efforts to politically represent San Francisco's gay community, and the city's reaction to the assassinations with extensive news film and personal recollections.
This year's Eurovision Song Contest was held in Baku in Azerbaijan. The oil and gas-rich former Soviet Republic secured the contest after winning the previous year. When the President of Azerbaijan declared the victory a national achievement, he offered the nation up to the harsh glare of the international spotlight, for better or worse. This documentary tells a tale of two countries: one a shiny democratic republic the government proudly puts on display for visiting journalists and dignitaries, the other a repressive and corrupt land with no respect for freedom of expression or assembly.
As the USS Nimitz makes its final transit from Hawaii to California, the sailors and Marines on board prepare to return to their homes and families. For those still on board, the 'Tiger Cruise' provides a buffer, but there's no such transition for those who fly home early from Hawaii.
Can of Worms is back for a third season of controversial and illuminating conversation, and in 2013 we're doing it LIVE. Tonight, host Chrissie Swan will be joined by special guests: Anthony Callea, Anna Meares and Lawrence Mooney.
The Yes Men (Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno) are two conscientious mischief-makers who play irreverent stunts on unsuspecting big business and the media. Posing as business leaders, Andy and Mike set their sights on a plethora of manmade disasters, from profiteering after Hurricane Katrina to the environmental disaster in Bhopal.
Male stripping is booming in the UK. Every weekend in most major cities, women are paying to see men get naked. The Dreamboys is the biggest male stripping agency of them all and ex-stripper David Richards is in charge. He claims to know what women want, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to give it to them.
This multi award-winning documentary tells the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma. Born in Uganda, Kassim was kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over the government, Kassim became an army soldier who was forced to commit many horrific atrocities, making him both a victim and perpetrator. He soon discovered the army's boxing team and realized the sport was his ticket to freedom.
Psychological illusionist Derren Brown performs his most dangerous feat yet - Russian Roulette, live. Filmed in a secret location, a member of the public, chosen from a nationwide search, will load a real handgun with one bullet and then hand it to Derren. He will then use his famous ability to read people to determine which chamber contains the bullet, by putting the gun to his head and pulling the trigger until he comes to the live chamber.
When his fourth son Gibreel is born in 2005, self-taught cameraman Emad Burnat, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. At the same time, the people of his village begin to resist the construction of a separation barrier that will consume their farmlands. For the next year, Burnat films this non-violent struggle, lead by two of his best friends, while simultaneously recording the growth of his son.
Bold, original and ambitious: young body-obsessed Brits turn the camera on themselves. Diving beneath the surface of Britain's body confidence crisis, I Want to Change My Body follows up to 30 young people who are unhappy with their appearance as they attempt to transform their bodies and their lives forever.
Knuckle takes us into the secretive Traveller world - a world of long and bitter memories and a history of violent clashes between rival clans, which has sometimes resulted in death. In this epic journey, shot over 12 years, the action moves from a quiet Irish country lane in 1997 and culminates a decade later in a major fight planned to take place near Luton, England in 2007.
Renowned psychological illusionist, performer, writer and UK television personality Derren Brown's live stage show An Evening of Wonders premieres on SBS 2. Derren's stage show toured the UK to critical and public acclaim with a run of sell out shows at the Garrick Theatre in London where this performance was filmed.
Described by filmmaker Michael Moore as 'One of the most important films you'll ever see!', The Tillman Story is about the 2004 death of U.S. Army Ranger Pat Tillman in the war in Afghanistan, the cover-up of the true circumstances of his death, and his family's struggle to unearth the truth.
Daniel, 31, from Aberystwyth, is on his first ever date and is hoping to overcome his nervousness around the opposite sex. Then there's 40-year-old Hand, at just 4'11" tall he's learned to deal with society's attitude towards his height. Now he's looking to meet a lady who will love him for who he is.
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. This is a film about growing up, an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from.
This big-hearted series matches real jobs with people who are champing at the bit to secure them. Using the very latest and in some cases most dastardly interview techniques, the recruitment process is compressed into one intense day.
One of Britain's most infamous killers, Dennis Nilsen murdered 15 young men, some as young as 14, in London during the late seventies and early eighties. Nilsen held on to the corpses of his victims for weeks on end, keeping them in pristine condition and talking to them on his return home from work and sleeping beside them. His horrific crimes were only revealed when a plumbing company found human remains in his drains. But what led this seemingly normal civil servant to start killing for company? How big a role did his lonely childhood in an isolated Scottish fishing village play? And how devastating was his cold and religious mother's inability to feel any love for him or to acknowledge his homosexuality? Join MacIntyre and distinguished criminologist Dr Elizabeth Yardley as they unpick the psychology of one of the country's most complex killers.
When Jessica and Andrea left 'The Order' they thought they would never see their families again, but when Jessica receives a frantic call in the middle of the night from their little sister Jennifer, the sisters rush to her aid. Convinced her own father, Daniel Kingston, is out to harm her, Jennifer turns to the only person she knows she can trust - Jessica, her sister who escaped their father and the Kingston's years ago. Andrea leaves Law School and heads to Salt Lake to help. Jennifer ran away to not only protect herself, but because Jennifer was given a list of men to choose from and none of them were the man she loved. Everyone must act quickly to get Jennifer out of town before 'The Order' figures out yet another Kingston daughter is leaving, but a last minute stop at 'The Order' bank leads to a dramatic confrontation with its members over their corrupt financial system.
On November 28, 1979, an Air New Zealand jet with 257 passengers went missing during a sightseeing tour over Antarctica. Eleven police officers were called to duty to face the formidable Mount Erebus. As they recovered the victims, an investigation team tried to uncover the mystery of how a jet could fly into a mountain in broad daylight. Did the airline have a secret it wanted to bury? This documentary tells the story of four officers who went to Antarctica as part of the recovery police operation. For the first time an Air New Zealand senior staff member provides the inside story of the airline that was accused of one of the largest corporate cover-ups in New Zealand's history. Set in the beautiful yet hostile environment of Antarctica, this is an emotional and compelling true story.
Rupert Kathner (Ben Mendelsohn) always had stars in his eyes. He wanted to make movies and wanted the whole world to see them. In the mid 1930s, his dreams led him to Sydney, the then movie capital of Australia where he met and married the supportive and faithful Clarice, with whom he had a son, Paul. These were desperate times, the economy at an all-time low. Hollywood studio executives controlled the local cinemas with a rod of iron, screening only their own productions. The profits were shipped straight back to Los Angeles. Few Australian filmmakers got a cinema release and Kathner was no exception. It was at a screening of a pilot for one of his films to studio execs that he met a woman who would change his life. Alma Brooks (Victoria Hill) was working as a secretary at the studio when she met Rupe. When they paired up, a revolutionary filmmaking duo was born.
This new three part series boldly explores the science of sexual attraction, providing a fascinating insight into what draws us to someone and how we can achieve more success attracting the people we fancy.
Out of the ashes of the Twin Towers emerged a group of survivors. They had all been through hell and back, but one survivor in particular stood out as inspirational: Tania Head. But there was one problem with Tania's story that wouldn't emerge until September 2007: absolutely none of it was true.
About 1 billion people around the world live with a disability – that’s roughly 15 per cent of our global population. Learn about and promote awareness of the challenges that people with disability face.
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.