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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Following their acclaimed documentary East Timor: Birth of a Nation, filmmakers Luigi Acquisto and Stella Zammataro return to East Timor to find out how the fledgling democracy is faring, picking up the story of young East Timorese widow Rosa Martins and her family, seven years after independence.
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.
Follows the lives of 12 students through the eyes and ears of social media as they leave home. Every text, call, Facebook update, tweet and google search will show exactly what they share and hide as their lives begin to change.
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.
Ruth Jeffery and her boyfriend Shane Webber seemed a perfectly normal happy couple who talked about a future with marriage and children. They had known each other for ten years, but after they rekindled their relationship from school days in early adulthood, the man Ruth loved began to secretly rip her life apart.
This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistle-blowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret US drone war.
About Men is a documentary series that explores the major life stages, transitions and experiences of boys and men living in Australia. In the first episode, with an emphasis on the importance of strong male role models and the need for controlled rites of passage within a secure environment, these powerful stories explore a range of experiences in the transition from boy to man.
Mental illness is no laughing matter. But then again, sometimes it can be. Crack Up follows three Aussie hopefuls as they embark on a unique stand-up comedy training program, transforming their devastating experiences of mental illness into comedy gold.
Amsterdam's world famous red-light district is the fascinating backdrop to the story of plucky prostitute Lina as she searches for Mr Right. Lina believes she has found true love with American customer Sean, but is she treading a fine line between fantasy and reality? Could Sean be her Prince Charming or will she end up heartbroken?
Every year, thousands of people flee their homelands to escape war and persecution. The people who make it to Australia end up in detention centres while their claims for asylum are processed. This can take months, if not years and can lead to a sense of profound uncertainty. The Australian Government eventually sends back asylum seekers it doesn't think are refugees, and who can't prove they have "a well-founded fear" for their safety. International law stipulates that people shouldn't be sent to unsafe locations. But like many countries that deport asylum seekers, the Australian Government doesn't monitor what happens to the people they send back - they don't regard it as their responsibility. A Well-Founded Fear follows the work of a small group of committed Australians who have made it their mission to find the asylum seekers Australia has rejected.
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.
This is the part where our Aunts and Uncles realised that they were now adults who had to become self-sufficient while deciding how to fulfil their career and social potential. So how did they learn to stand out in job interviews, turn up to work on time after a massive night out, and form opinions on politics, culture and etiquette?
Playwright, actress and social commentator Nakkiah Lui meets up with mentor, playwright and screenwriter Andrew Bovell to trade stories on working with words, their love of the theatre, and facing their creative fears.
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?
Can ecstasy use cause lasting mental problems? Twenty-eight-year-old university student Lise is convinced it can, and that her past use has left her struggling with anxiety, depression and memory loss. With ecstasy use on the rise, Lise sets out to discover how the 'Love Drug' is affecting her own brain, as well as those of the half a million ecstasy users in Australia. What does it mean for the future of our youth if ecstasy is the most popular party drug today?
In My Husband's Gay, one of the eye-opening documentaries in the Forbidden Love series, we focus on two ordinary married couples with one extraordinary thing in common: their pairings consist of a heterosexual woman and a gay man.
Not all of our Aunts and Uncles have children, but each of them has opinions on how children should be brought up. This episode starts with our pundits musing on whether people should require a licence to breed, and what annoys them most about the way some parents raise their kids.
You'll probably never be under as much scrutiny in your life as when you're on a date, particularly if it's with one of our aunts. In tonight's episode the aunts let interested parties know how to eat, behave, kiss and what personal information is best kept to yourself. They also answer such time honoured dilemmas as "Is chivalry dead", "How do you know he's not that into you?" and "How do you respond to an unwelcome 'I love you?'."
After four weeks of living together and surviving parenthood for the first time, the teens' experiment is drawing to an end; but have they learnt anything from one of the toughest experiences of their lives?
In the good old days dating was simple. Hannah follows the old world advice from books and tests whether playing dumb on a date actually works, while Eliza creates a 'unique' experience with an adrenaline inducing surprise.
Hurtling towards midlife is a shock for anyone, and Judith Lucy discovers that being a woman in the public eye makes it even more confronting. Model and media personality Deborah Hutton talks candidly about ageing in front of the camera, while funny lady Denise Scott reveals she didn't realise she'd been photoshopped for years.
Our beloved Agony Aunts and Uncles return in a new six-part series covering a diverse range of topics that will get you thinking, keep you wondering and make you laugh. Over the past three years, the Agony Aunts and Uncles have discussed love, life, manners, Christmas and the mind. It's been funny, emotional and heartwarming. But now it's time to take aim at society's most sensitive topics.
Get an inside look at the creative process with this premiere series of in-depth interviews with the leading figures in the arts world. Artistic Director of the Bangarra Dance Theatre discusses his love for Indigenous dance.
In Cyber Sex, Love & Marriage, one of the eye-opening documentaries in the Forbidden Love series, we take a look at love in the 21st century. Hear the stories of couples who found each other on the internet in virtual worlds - where they're represented by avatars - discuss their relationships.
Audrey misses the final parents' group but gets a surprising one-on-one with Ambrose. Georgia organises a nurse-in and Jeremy finally reveals his Californian job offer and he and Audrey face their past and future.
The sex industry through the ages. This documentary takes a candid look at a profession which has existed for at least two millennia. It traces the history of prostitution from ancient Greece to the modern times and tries to answer some basic questions. What kind of women sell their bodies for money, and why? How do prostitutes cope with doing work that is by and large socially unacceptable? And what do men really want from them - straightforward sex, intimacy or even love?
Parents group triggers anxiety in Audrey when she finds out she's the only one who isn't following a parenting book. Misinterpreting Ambrose's book club theme, Audrey brings Frankenstein - honest mistake or searing metaphor?
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.
The family's love for each other really shines through as Kaki's health is getting worse and she is counting down the days until Jeet returns from India. Without him she's been struggling with the pregnancy and she is worried he won't be with her when she needs him. Her worst fears are realised when she is rushed into intensive care two months before her due date and is critically ill.
When the 33 Chilean miners emerged from underground before a worldwide audience of over a billion, they made a pact not to speak about what had happened underground. Now six of them remember the untold story of the first 17 days - when no-one outside knew if they were alive. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.
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.
Every year in Pakistan, at least 100 people are victimised by brutal acid attacks. The majority are women, and many more cases go unreported. With little or no access to reconstructive surgery, survivors are physically and emotionally scarred, while many reported assailants - typically a husband or someone close to the victim - are let go with minimal punishment from the state. Saving Face tells the stories of two acid-attack survivors - Zakia and Rukhsana - and their arduous attempts to bring their assailants to justice. It also charts the charitable work of London-based, Pakistani- born, plastic surgeon Dr Mohammad Jawad, who strives to help these women put this horrific act behind them and move on with their lives.
China is in the midst of an automotive revolution that has not been witnessed since the halcyon days of Henry Ford. Cars are now the ultimate symbol of status and prosperity in a country that is well on its way to becoming the biggest economy in the world. But car culture is also bringing about volatile class divisions, the world's worst air pollution, and fierce global competition for limited resources. And it's only just begun.
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.
Children of the Revolution tells the stories of two women from opposite ends of the world who never knew or even met each other but never-the-less fought for the same cause, and became the most notorious terrorists of their time. Ulrike Meinhof and Fusako Shigenobu were two women who emerged from the student revolutions of 1968 to become the leading female revolutionaries of their time. Appalled by the My Lai Massacre in Vietnam and the shooting of a young activist by the Berlin police, they set out to destroy capitalist power through world revolution, as leaders of the Baader Meinhof Group and the Japanese Red Army.
For five wealthy volunteers, homelessness will become a terrifying reality. After handing in their phones and wallets, they change into secondhand clothing and are given a sleeping bag. Rain's forecast and temperatures are dropping fast; the participants are dropped in different locations with no money in their pockets and nowhere to sleep. Participants: Tim Guest, Kayla Fenech, Jellaine Dee, Stu Laundy, and Christian Wilkins are guided by host Indira Naidoo and homelessness expert Dr Catherine Robinson.
Every year millions of refugees from around the world escape civil war and human rights violations in search of a new homeland. Roughly 13,000 of these people are accepted into Australia. Of that figure, 6,000 are chosen by the government from the world's most notorious refugee camps and a further 7,000 arrive on humanitarian visas, often sponsored by family and friends. But what happens once they arrive?
What is wrong with nudity? Why are people embarrassed about their bodies? How and why did they get the way they are? This fim takes a group of volunteers and subjects them to a series of psychological and physical tests to challenge attitudes to the naked human form. The questions raised strike at the heart of human physical and social evolution.