The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey
3:00:29

The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey

SBS January 7, 2018

Geography

Science

Indigenous Australians

11-12
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An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical ...

An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking our Indigenous, multicultural and social history in the most surprising way. The train line and subsequent development of central Australia and the growth of Darwin, Alice Springs, and Port Augusta can be attributed to local Indigenous communities' knowledge of surviving the harsh desert, as well as early immigrants, including Europeans, Chinese and the Afghan cameleers the Ghan is named after.

Snow Monkey
2:29:20

Snow Monkey

SBS November 6, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

11-12
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One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George ...

One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George Gittoes has stood on the frontlines of the world's most brutal conflicts and borne witness to the best and worst of humanity. Now living in Afghanistan's remote, Taliban-ruled Jalalabad province, Gittoes turns his attention to the lives of the children and outcasts of this war-torn land. He focuses on three gangs of children: the Ghostbusters, persecuted Kochi boys who hawk exorcisms of bad luck and demons; the Snow Monkeys, who sell ice-cream to support their families; and the Gangsters, a razor gang led by a nine-year-old antihero called Steel. With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, Gittoes shows the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society, up close and startlingly personal.

Forecast For Disaster
1:56:48

Forecast For Disaster: La Nina Strikes

The Weather Channel May 14, 2011

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the ...

Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the country's most devastating weather events on record. As Australia still counts the cost, this exclusive documentary looks behind the human tragedy and explains the culmination of extreme weather conditions that led to Black Saturday.

Simon Reeve In Russia
58:56

Simon Reeve In Russia

Episode 1 SBS January 31, 2018

Intercultural understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Simon Reeve embarks on an epic three-part journey across the largest country in the world in search of the real Russia. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Simon ...

Simon Reeve embarks on an epic three-part journey across the largest country in the world in search of the real Russia. One hundred years after the Russian Revolution, Simon travels through this land of extremes to investigate what the next century might bring for the powerful Russian Federation and its relationship with the rest of the world. Simon uses his trademark insight and warm manner to get to the heart of a nation that’s more often viewed through the bleak prism of cold war hostility. He meets an extraordinary range of characters while unlocking the beauty and variety of this vast country. Setting out amongst the active, snow-capped volcanoes of Kamchatka, over 6,000 kilometres from Moscow, Simon explores one of the remotest regions of the country. The population of Russia's Far East has fallen dramatically in recent years, but travelling by chopper and skidoo, Simon finds indigenous reindeer herders who are still eking out a fragile existence in this spectacular but inhospitable wilderness.

ABC News Special: Cyclone Yasi
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ABC News Special: Cyclone Yasi

ABC February 3, 2011

News and current affairs

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
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Hosted by Ali Moore and Joe O'Brien, the one hour special will provide the latest news and information on Cyclone Yasi, with comprehensive coverage from ABC reporters in ...

Hosted by Ali Moore and Joe O'Brien, the one hour special will provide the latest news and information on Cyclone Yasi, with comprehensive coverage from ABC reporters in Queensland's affected areas.

Fukushima
56:59

Fukushima

ABC December 19, 2016

News and current affairs

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

9-10
11-12
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ABC's Mark Willacy revisits the people he met during his five years reporting on this century's worst nuclear disaster, from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami to the ...

ABC's Mark Willacy revisits the people he met during his five years reporting on this century's worst nuclear disaster, from the earthquake and subsequent tsunami to the 'ghost towns' of ground zero being reclaimed by nature.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
55:47

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Sea And Ice - Cape Horn

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 18, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers ...

Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers - newsman John Simpson and polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes - a taste of his world as a professional sailor. They attempt to sail on a voyage around Cape Horn, the most forbidding stretch of water on the planet.

Coast
55:01

Coast: The Mysteries Of The Isles

Season 7 Episode 1 SBS August 31, 2012

Geography

7-8
9-10
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This series investigates the culture, history and legends of Britain and its people, beginning with a look at the nation's islands. Nick Crane learns how Fair Isle's small ...

This series investigates the culture, history and legends of Britain and its people, beginning with a look at the nation's islands. Nick Crane learns how Fair Isle's small community has become so well established and Neil Oliver visits Orkney to explore conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Lord Kitchener.

Coast
54:56

Coast: Life Beyond The Edge

Season 7 Episode 2 SBS September 7, 2012

Geography

7-8
9-10
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An exploration of the history and culture of some of the most extreme locations in Britain. Nick Crane visits the Isles of Scilly, Ruth Goodman walks the dangerous path ...

An exploration of the history and culture of some of the most extreme locations in Britain. Nick Crane visits the Isles of Scilly, Ruth Goodman walks the dangerous path traversed daily by the Branscombe Cliff farmers in Devon, and Mark Horton investigates the Transatlantic Telegraph service.

After the Flood: Grantham 5 Years On
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After the Flood: Grantham 5 Years On

ABC January 10, 2016

Geography

Earth and environment

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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Twelve people died in a flash flood in the Queensland town of Grantham in 2011. Presented by former Queensland premier Anna Bligh, this program revisits the original ABC ...

Twelve people died in a flash flood in the Queensland town of Grantham in 2011. Presented by former Queensland premier Anna Bligh, this program revisits the original ABC documentary on the disaster and catches up with the survivors.

Coast
54:00

Coast: Shetland To Orkney

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS January 14, 2011

Geography

7-8
9-10
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The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and ...

The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and events that make up Britain's coastal communities. The series opens with a journey from the most northerly tip of the British Isles, on Shetland, to the Old Man of Hoy, on Orkney. Neil Oliver joins an expedition to climb the Old Man of Hoy, a terrifying, vertical column of sheer rock that was only conquered for the first time in 1966.

The Search for China's Blue Hole
53:04

The Search for China's Blue Hole

National Geographic June 14, 2017

Geography

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
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A group of underwater cave enthusiasts and mountaineering organisations explore China's Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region. Never before filmed, these underwater caves are home ...

A group of underwater cave enthusiasts and mountaineering organisations explore China's Guangxi Zhang Autonomous Region. Never before filmed, these underwater caves are home to species not yet discovered.

The Botany Of Desire
51:59

The Botany Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 5, 2010

Geography

Biology

Earth and environment

7-8
9-10
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While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. ...

While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.

Harry's Arctic Heroes
51:55

Harry's Arctic Heroes

Episode 1 ABC January 16, 2012

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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Prince Harry joins four British soldiers wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan on an ambitious 160 mile (260km) charity trek to the North Pole.

Prince Harry joins four British soldiers wounded in the conflict in Afghanistan on an ambitious 160 mile (260km) charity trek to the North Pole.

Expedition Tiger
51:46

Expedition Tiger

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC February 5, 2012

Earth and environment

Sustainability

Geography

7-8
9-10
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An expedition team comprising tiger experts, photographers, adventurers, a naturalist and a scientist, venture high into Bhutan in the Himalayas in search of big cats. They ...

An expedition team comprising tiger experts, photographers, adventurers, a naturalist and a scientist, venture high into Bhutan in the Himalayas in search of big cats. They are searching for a secret tiger population which could save the magnificent creatures from extinction.

Living With The Enemy
51:15

Living With The Enemy: Same Sex Marriage

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS September 3, 2014

English

Media arts

History

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

News and current affairs

Geography

9-10
11-12
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Prepare for a new series that will rock foundations and challenge prejudices - Living with the Enemy is set to confront the fault lines in contemporary Australian society. ...

Prepare for a new series that will rock foundations and challenge prejudices - Living with the Enemy is set to confront the fault lines in contemporary Australian society. Produced by Shine Australia for SBS, based on the original BBC format, each episode explores a different subject currently dividing Australian opinion by asking people to live 24/7 with others whose lifestyles and beliefs directly contradict their own. Each pairing has never met each other before they spend ten days together - five days in one world, then five days in the other.

South Pacific
49:41

South Pacific: Castaways

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC January 9, 2011

Geography

Earth and environment

9-10
11-12
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In the South Pacific, there is no such thing as a deserted island. They may be the most isolated in the world, but across this vast region every one of its 20,000 islands has ...

In the South Pacific, there is no such thing as a deserted island. They may be the most isolated in the world, but across this vast region every one of its 20,000 islands has been colonised, from New Guinea - home to birds of paradise and the tribe whose brutal initiation ceremony turns young warriors into 'crocodile' men - to Fiji, from French Polynesia to Hawaii.

Going Places With Ernie Dingo
49:15

Going Places With Ernie Dingo

Episode 3 NITV December 18, 2016

Indigenous Australians

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

7-8
9-10
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Ernie travels to Kakadu, takes a boat cruise up East Alligator River; meets photographer Louise; spends time with Trevor, a ranger; and takes a helicopter with Steve, ...

Ernie travels to Kakadu, takes a boat cruise up East Alligator River; meets photographer Louise; spends time with Trevor, a ranger; and takes a helicopter with Steve, originally a policeman.