Jennifer Byrne Presents
27:06

Jennifer Byrne Presents: Sex And Romance

ABC October 11, 2011

Literature

English

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
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Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of ...

Jennifer Byrne Presents is a series of individual treats for lovers of books and writing. It features interviews with leading authors and investigations into the popularity of fiction genres like crime, sex, romance and fantasy. Tonight Jennifer and guests explore the passionate world of sex and romance, a journey through some of the most cherished and most reviled books in history.

Bliss: The Director's Cut
2:09:47

Bliss: The Director's Cut

ABC July 22, 2013

Media arts

English

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on Peter Carey's award-winning novel. Following clinical death from a heart attack, Harry Joy returns to life to find his former life has become a living nightmare.

Based on Peter Carey's award-winning novel. Following clinical death from a heart attack, Harry Joy returns to life to find his former life has become a living nightmare.

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand
1:42:32

He Died With A Felafel In His Hand

Comedy October 23, 2015

English

Literature

Media arts

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Faithful to the cult novel by John Birmingham upon which it is based, the film follows Danny through a series ...

A darkly humorous search for love, meaning and bathroom solitude. Faithful to the cult novel by John Birmingham upon which it is based, the film follows Danny through a series of shared housing experiences in a succession of cities on the east coast of Australia.

No Country for Old Men
1:56:55

No Country for Old Men

SBS November 14, 2015

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio ...

Based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy, violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande.

The Shawshank Redemption
2:15:32

The Shawshank Redemption

Masterpiece February 6, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
An extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. Andy Dufresne is a soft-spoken, respected Maine banker who is convicted for the ...

An extraordinary tale of hope, friendship and survival inside a maximum security prison. Andy Dufresne is a soft-spoken, respected Maine banker who is convicted for the murders of his unfaithful wife and her lover. He receives a double-life sentence and is shipped off to Shawshank State Prison, Maine's toughest maximum security penitentiary. Despised at first by the other inmates because of his introverted manner, he slowly forges an unlikely friendship with the prison fixer, Red, and they both learn that hope is the ultimate means of survival.

Little Children
2:11:04

Little Children

Masterpiece May 28, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. This film centres on a registered sex offender, a disgraced ex-police officer and a handful of middle-class suburban parents whose lives ...

Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. This film centres on a registered sex offender, a disgraced ex-police officer and a handful of middle-class suburban parents whose lives unravel in the wake of an adulterous affair. Their lives will intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

Roots
1:34:27

Roots

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS July 27, 2016

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alex Haley, Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte, a 17-year-old man taken from the Mandinka village of Juffure, Gambia, and ...

Based on the 1976 Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Alex Haley, Roots tells the story of Kunta Kinte, a 17-year-old man taken from the Mandinka village of Juffure, Gambia, and sold as a slave to a plantation owner in Spotsylvania County, Virginia. In the river region of The Gambia in 1750, Omoro Kinte and his wife, Binta, give birth to a son, Kunta; Kunta is kidnapped in 1767 and sold to British slave traders; after arriving in Maryland, Virginia planter John Waller purchases Kunta.

Roots
1:31:56

Roots

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 28, 2016

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never ...

Redcoats attempt to persuade slaves to run away and join the English army; Kunta escapes but slave catchers apprehend him and amputate half of his foot to ensure that he never runs off again. John Waller sells Kunta to his younger brother William. (Class. tba)

Roots
1:40:23

Roots

Season 1 Episode 3 NITV August 6, 2016

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea ...

George becomes an accomplished trainer of gamecocks and earns the nickname of Chicken George; George marries Matilda, a preacher's daughter, and fathers many children; Tom Lea loses a wager with an Englishman and sells George to save his farm.

Roots
1:25:01

Roots

Season 1 Episode 4 NITV August 7, 2016

Media arts

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In this final episode, Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years. Tom nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom ...

In this final episode, Chicken George returns to the Lea farm after 20 years. Tom nurses a grudge against his father; George and Cyrus join the Memphis Colored Battery; Tom returns home after the war to embark on a new life with his family. (Class. tba)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
2:21:17

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

SBS World Movies August 16, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
This thriller follows feisty computer hacker Lisbeth Salander as she finds herself hospitalised, suspected of murder and targeted for death by thugs.

This thriller follows feisty computer hacker Lisbeth Salander as she finds herself hospitalised, suspected of murder and targeted for death by thugs.

Gone Girl
2:19:39

Gone Girl

Ten August 17, 2016

Media arts

Literature

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife Amy has gone missing. Soon everyone is asking the same dark question: Did Nick ...

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife Amy has gone missing. Soon everyone is asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Suck Me Shakespeer
1:52:38

Suck Me Shakespeer

SBS World Movies August 21, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Literature

English

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
This comedy follows an ex-con who takes a job as a substitute teacher at a school that sits over his stash of cash from an old robbery. In German.

This comedy follows an ex-con who takes a job as a substitute teacher at a school that sits over his stash of cash from an old robbery. In German.

Richard Flanagan: Life After Death
1:07:01

Richard Flanagan: Life After Death

ABC November 29, 2016

Indigenous Australians

English

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Richard Flanagan journeys with presenter Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels, and on to Thailand, to see first-hand the ...

Richard Flanagan journeys with presenter Alan Yentob through his native Tasmania, visiting the places that have inspired his novels, and on to Thailand, to see first-hand the site of the Death Railway.

The Writer's Burrow
1:38:13

The Writer's Burrow

SBS World Movies December 16, 2016

Media arts

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Carlos, an author suffering from writer's block since the death of his wife, finds a new shot at love with an assistant.

Carlos, an author suffering from writer's block since the death of his wife, finds a new shot at love with an assistant.

Elementary Particles
1:47:52

Elementary Particles

SBS January 10, 2017

Media arts

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on Michel Houellebecq's novel Atomised, the film tells the story of two half-brothers, Michael and Bruno, who struggle to deal with their issues relating to sex and love.

Based on Michel Houellebecq's novel Atomised, the film tells the story of two half-brothers, Michael and Bruno, who struggle to deal with their issues relating to sex and love.

The Girl Who Played with Fire Part 1
1:29:51

The Girl Who Played with Fire Part 1

SBS April 8, 2017

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
This Swedish Emmy Award-winning television drama is based on the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is wanted ...

This Swedish Emmy Award-winning television drama is based on the film adaptations of Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium series. Computer hacker Lisbeth Salander is wanted for a triple murder. All three victims are connected to a trafficking expose about to be published in Mikael Blomqvist's magazine, Millennium, and Lisbeth's fingerprints are on the weapon. Believing in her innocence, Mikael tries to clear her name. During this process, he discovers Lisbeth's past - a terrible story of abuse and trauma growing up in the Swedish care system.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Part 2)
1:32:44

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Part 2)

SBS April 8, 2017

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger's great-niece, Harriet. Starting his ...

Disgraced journalist Mikael Blomqvist is hired by industrial tycoon Henrik Vanger to investigate the disappearance of Vanger's great-niece, Harriet. Starting his investigation, Mikael realises that Harriet's disappearance nearly 40 years ago is not a single event, but rather linked to series of gruesome murders in the past. Along with young computer hacker, Lisbeth Salander, they dive deeper into the violent past of the secretive Vanger family.