Skipper David Pescud puts his eight new sailors with disabilities through their paces in the highly competitive Sydney to Hobart warm up races. All will need to prove they're physically and mentally capable of surviving the toughest ocean race in the world. Who will make it through the first selection? Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
The King of Calls follows the day-to-day operations of a call centre in the Indian city of Hyderabad. Hopeful Indian sales agents embark on a mission impossible - to sell advertising in the American Yellow Pages.
Ballroom dancing is the ultimate traditional sport. With a reputation for being overtly heterosexual and inflexible rules that bar same-sex couples from competitions, it should be the last sport on earth in which gay men and lesbians would participate. But at a small studio in Melbourne a passionate group of same sex ballroom dancers is defying the rules.
Albino United tells the story of businessman Oscar, who is singlehandedly combating the brutal treatment of people with albinism in Tanzania. Over the last year, more than 40 albinos have been murdered in Tanzania, some as young as six months old. Many more have been attacked with machetes and their limbs cut off while alive. Their body parts are used by witchdoctors in potions and remedies. They are believed to bring wealth and success in business. The extremes of wealth and poverty in Tanzania have created a desperation and search for any solution.
Through his reading, John comes across Henry Makow, a fat, old white guy who went to the Philippines to find a bride. Makow claims that Asian women stay attractive for longer than Western women. Fascinated by this premise, John figures out a way to test the claim. It involves exceedingly awkward confrontations with his ex-girlfriends and excruciatingly tender moments with their mothers.
From one beast to another, Pablo's Hippos is a satirical look at thirty years of Colombia's bloody and painful history seen from the semi-submerged viewpoint of a hippopotamus! A tale of a ferocious, irresistible, territorial animal, Pablo Escobar, and the depths to which he and his bloat were prepared to plunge for him to become the undisputed Alpha male in the most ruthless business in the world, the cocaine trade.
Sisters Hannah and Eliza Reilly are two misguided twentysomethings, who, after rediscovering the 1950s teen advice book Growing Up Gracefully, ask themselves - as young women in 2017, how do we learn to grow up?
Audrey is determined not to be defined by motherhood. In theory, this seems fairly easy. In practice, her career-focused husband, self-obsessed mother, and fancy-free best friend, make it damn near impossible.
A high-stakes crime drama that explores the hopes and heartbreak felt by those forging a new life in a foreign land. Set in Melbourne's outer-west suburb of Sunshine, the story follows Jacob Garang. Jacob is a young, aspiring South Sudanese-Australian basketball player whose dreams of climbing his biblical namesake's ladder to heaven, the US National Basketball Association, hang in the balance when he's drawn into a criminal investigation. Police are hunting down the perpetrator of a violent assault, which has left a young teenage girl in a coma fighting for her life, and a group of young men fighting for their innocence.
Why leave the corporate world to become a butcher? A Son's Sacrifice follows the journey of Imran, a young American Muslim who struggles to take over his father's halal slaughterhouse in New York City. A first-generation American, Imran must confront his mixed heritage and gain acceptance from his father's immigrant community at the traditional storefront slaughterhouse.
Skipper and Hobart Veteran David Pescud has got just 12 weeks to find, train and race a disabled crew in the toughest ocean race in the world - The Sydney to Hobart. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.
Shawn drops out of school, so Amber turns to the school Principal who helps in an unexpected manner. Julie is injured so Kayne offers to drive for Team Wheeler, while Bess and Danny prepare Oscar for a wilderness expedition.
Zoe Norton Lodge has her first forays into self-satisfaction, she just wishes the nice lady who cleans her mum's house didn't know all about it; plus Alex Lee realises she came to be because her father didn't wear a shirt in the 70s.
Joining host Paul McDermott on this episode of Room 101 is a journalist, a critic and author. He's one of Australia's best known and most loved food connoisseurs, and undoubtedly its most famous cravat wearer, the very debonair Matt Preston.
Lewis Hobba has the worst first day of school ever, which ultimately makes him the proudly unisex-jeans wearing man he is today; and Cait Harris stages her own death to circumvent her parents' plans for divorce.
Relations between Jacob and Eddie remain strained amid premiership celebrations in Sunshine. The arrival in town of a Talent Scout from the US convinces Eddie that he must face up to the mistake from his past in order to heal the wounded Jacob and free him to perform at his best.
Aceh, an Indonesian province located at the tip of the island of Sumatra, was thrust into the media spotlight two years ago for being one of the worst-hit areas of the 2004 tsunami. However, Aceh's rebellion against Indonesian rule - which stretches back decades - has received relatively little coverage... until now.
Brianna coaches Edwina's rowing team, with much more gusto than Edwina wants. At the regatta, Evan gives Amber a speedboat, a gift she oddly doesn't like. After minor surgery, Danny stays home while Margaret looks after him.
A unique look at the ghettos of one of the world's megacities. Welcome to Lagos is a new three-part observational documentary series which explores life at the sharp end of one of the most extreme urban environments in the world: Lagos, Nigeria.
This 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. From the importance of smell to the age-old question of whether or not size does matter, the series seeks to explain why one person is more appealing than another, with celebrity opinions, expert advice, and interesting experiments.
Necessity is the mother of invention when David Cunningham begins to explore his early inklings of homosexuality in a terrifying pre-digital world. Childhood was rough for Alex Lee too, who once had to take off her Geography teacher's pants.
Life at home with baby fails to provide the mental stimulation Audrey craves. She's bored and increasingly forgetful. When she gets her days mixed up, she turns up at the wrong meeting group and stays.
Every short male has his own frustrating story to tell. Cultures around the world seem to share the same obsession with size: it matters, big time. Women are hard-wired to equate height with sex appeal and society in general is stuck on the belief that in business and politics, tall people make the best leaders. S and M: Short and Male explores the relationship between height, self-esteem and success.
Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Tonight, the students have reached the end of their first term and are nearing exams. Can they stop using social media in order to get good grades? As the students reflect on their first term, who has settle in nicely and who has cracked under the pressure?
In a unique social experiment, five teenage couples face the toughest job of all - parenting. This week, one person from each couple returns to work, leaving a stay-at-home parent to care single-handedly for their baby.
They were supposedly the scum of England - thieves, prostitutes and con-women - destined to a life behind bars...or death. But instead, a group of feisty female convicts turned their lives around to become the unlikely founding mothers of modern Australia.
Mollie and her teenage friends are dipping their toes into nudism for the first time, much to the consternation of their parents, and student Alex and her friends appear nude online in their Naked Vegan cooking blog.
Carrie and Ashleigh are at the heart of the biggest and loudest clique in school: they love clothes, boys and parties. But teenage girls also love a drama and as the best friends fall out, the argument looks set to disrupt more than their friendship, with the effects spilling into the classroom.
The series continues with a look at the Australian heart since the end of World War II, examining how Australians fall in love today compared to the 40s, 50s and 60s. Then the rules were clear and you got married to stay married. With the sexual revolution, today you can live with whom you want, when you want and how you want. But is finding love any easier? Has the mystery and allure of romance been lost in this pre-packaged world?
There are around 20,000 private primate owners in America and for some their monkey is not a pet. It's their child - their 'monkid'. My Child Is A Monkey examines the dark side of the growing monkid phenomenon where families get the chance to nurture babies for up to 40 years.
Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Tonight, the students' experience communal living and the gossip spreads through social media. Helen wants a good degree but has been distracted by her neighbour Michael, who she has been texting every day.
The world's population has now passed seven billion, double the number just 50 years ago. Over-population, combined with over-consumption, are considered to be the world's top environmental crises today and together they make all of the other challenges humanity faces that much harder to resolve. This powerful and thought provoking follows American urologist Dr Doug Stein on his lonely mission to help save the planet, one vasectomy at a time.
As a profession, it's as old as civilisation itself, yet the debate about prostitution still rages. The secretive and dangerous nature of Britain's clandestine sex trade has been highlighted recently by the horrific murder of prostitutes in Ipswich and Bradford. Yet, despite this, Britons are still no nearer to deciding whether prostitution should be legalised, decriminalised or simply banned outright.
Louis Theroux meets patients and therapists at California's Coalinga Mental Hospital which houses more than 500 convicted paedophiles. Louis has gained access to Coalinga to film with patients and therapists, and to consider whether these men - whose history of sexual violence is often long and ingrained - could ever be sufficiently changed by therapy to justify their release.
Part love story, part international thriller, and a gripping chronicle of an unprecedented media and sociological hoax, this feature documentary travels from San Francisco and Washington to Istanbul, Tel Aviv and Beirut in a quest to reveal the true identity of the person behind the popular blog A Gay Girl in Damascus. Who is this Syrian-American revolutionary who goes by the name of Amina Arraf? Not even Montrealer Sandra Bagaria, with whom Amina is carrying an online affair, seems to know for sure. As the Syrian uprising gains momentum, the blog attracts a huge following. But it's Amina's subsequent abduction that sparks an international outcry to free her. Telling a detective story that involves various intelligence agencies and top-tier global media, the film tells a thoroughly modern tale of technology, love and news-as-spectacle questions the ways in which people connect in today's virtual world.
A four part documentary series on human behaviour presented by clinical psychologist Dr Tanya Byron. Each episode takes a sometimes controversial glance at people who choose to play with the boundaries of what society calls normal.
Las Vegas has more tattoo shops per capita than anywhere else in the USA and contributes a huge amount of money to the $1.5 billion per year tattoo industry. Grace reluctantly heads to Babylon to meet the winners and losers of the Las Vegas tattoo scene and find out if it's possible to find an authentic tattoo experience in a place where you can buy a tattoo and a taco in the same shop.
In March 2011, a 12-year-old child with a baby face appeared in front of the police camera in an interrogation room of the Memorial police station in Jacksonville, Florida. Cristian Fernandez was held for several hours.
In a social experiment based on the study of neuroscientists, this episode hosted by Ray Martin features Bret, who hasn't seen his father Colin in 35 years and wants him back in his life; former band members Jeff and James, whose friendship ended when the band split 10 years ago; and teenage friends Sherrie and Bindi, who haven't seen each other in 15 years.
The challenges of a life-changing 400km journey across the Andes continue for a group of raw and emotionally vulnerable disabled teenagers. The team of 10 is clicking better as a group, but their gruelling journey continues to throw surprises at them every day.
Mr Wallace owns a detached bungalow, a four-bedroom house and a double garage, all of which are literally stuffed from floor to ceiling with newspapers and other household items. He is arguably the UK's most extreme hoarder.
There is a 'grey crime-wave' sweeping Britain. Pensioners are now responsible for more crime than ever. New statistics reveal ever higher numbers of pensioners are being arrested and ending up in Britain's jails, with 2,500 over 65s in jail today.
Persecution Blues is a love letter to The Tote's cherished place within the Melbourne music community, having played host to bands since 1980. From the little Collingwood pub's riotous 21st birthday through to the epic battle for The Tote's survival in 2010 - where 20,000 people took to the streets to protest the venue's closure - this is a passionate documentary about a pub with poor lighting and sticky carpet that could lay claim to being one of the most beloved and infamous live music venues in Australia.
Looking for love can be tricky, but some find it harder than others. Add disability to the equation and it can sometimes seem almost impossible. This uplifting series follows the journeys of several extraordinary singletons as they enter the dating circuit in pursuit of love. This time the Undateables include Kate, an incurable romantic, and Damian, whose dream date is a moonlit picnic in the park.
In a unique social experiment, five teenage couples face the toughest job of all - parenting. This week, the toddlers arrive. It's a whole new ball game as the teenagers deal with 'terrible twos' for three days.
Embedded with Sheik Hilaly is a Cutting Edge documentary that follows a young man who decides to move in with Australia's most controversial Muslim figure, Sheik Taj El Hilaly, in order to learn more about the cleric, Islam and the Australian-Muslim community. Dave Zwolenski is 26 years old and likes girls and drinking beer. Raised a Catholic, these days he prefers to stay away from religion altogether. Sheik Hilaly is 66, born in Egypt and a devote Muslim. He likes praying and drinking 'man tea' (his own special blend). Together, Dave and the Sheik form an odd couple, but for the next few weeks they are going to be inseparable.
Exams are approaching at Thornhill and it's not just the students who are feeling the pressure. From an experienced deputy head to newly qualified teachers, everyone is feeling the demands of the school's increasing targets.
For some it's Schoolies, for others Leavers, but whatever you call it, saying goodbye to high school with a week-long party is a firmly established Aussie rite of passage. But is FOMO (fear of missing out) driving the party culture? And will YOLO (you only live once) lead to an unforgettable time for the right or wrong reasons? Have efforts to control this rite of passage led to an increase in totally unsupervised and therefore more risky environments?
Sydney, Australia 1953, a city in the grip of a deadly crime wave. In just over a year more than one hundred people were poisoned. The shocking truth is that most of the killers were women. In 1952 two NSW detectives commenced a murder investigation. What they found was so diabolical that it created a storm of public outrage...women were adding rat poison to cakes and cups of tea and feeding it to their unsuspecting loved ones.
Five teenage couples face the toughest job of all - parenting. In this unique social experiment, five teenage couples move in together and look after other people's babies... babies who will be swiftly replaced by toddlers, pre-teens, teens and finally the elderly and infirm. This week, five mothers have agreed to entrust our teen couples with the most precious thing in the world - their babies.
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.