The Burning Season
53:00

The Burning Season

ABC2 April 17, 2010

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

Sustainability

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Languages

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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As part of the Future Makers series, ABC1 presents this revolutionary documentary touted as the follow-up film to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Already making waves in ...

As part of the Future Makers series, ABC1 presents this revolutionary documentary touted as the follow-up film to Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth. Already making waves in environmental circles, The Burning Season is a story of contribution and hope; one that offers a solution to the frightening issue of global warming. Every year, there is a burning season in Indonesia. Rainforests are cut down and burnt every hour to clear land for crops such as palm oil, making Indonesia the third largest producer of carbon emissions in the world. Indonesian palm oil farmer Achmadi confronts the impact of his deliberately lit fires on climate change: what is he to do when this is the only income he knows?

Gok Wan: Made In China
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Gok Wan: Made In China

SBS January 31, 2014

Asia and Australia

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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British fashion consultant, author and television presenter Gok Wan travels to China on a mission to uncover what it means to be 'Made In China'. Gok visits factories churning ...

British fashion consultant, author and television presenter Gok Wan travels to China on a mission to uncover what it means to be 'Made In China'. Gok visits factories churning out mass produced clothing at rapid speed and we watch his amusing attempts to retrace his Chinese heritage.

China: Triumph And Turmoil
47:00

China: Triumph And Turmoil: Superpower

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS August 15, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

History

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In the final episode of the series, Ferguson examines the impact of China's growth on the rest of the world.

In the final episode of the series, Ferguson examines the impact of China's growth on the rest of the world.

Red Obsession
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Red Obsession

Masterpiece July 15, 2014

Asia and Australia

Design and technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Rare wine has become an unlikely and powerful status symbol in booming China. This extraordinary documentary narrated by Russell Crowe reveals the unprecedented demand for ...

Rare wine has become an unlikely and powerful status symbol in booming China. This extraordinary documentary narrated by Russell Crowe reveals the unprecedented demand for fine French reds and the struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines from the great chateaux of Bordeaux by China's billionaire collectors.

Secrets of China
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Secrets of China: Desperate For Love

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC2 February 3, 2016

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Billie JD Porter plunges into the competitive world of Chinese love - where marriage markets, dating bootcamps and even plastic surgery are used to increase marriage potential.

Billie JD Porter plunges into the competitive world of Chinese love - where marriage markets, dating bootcamps and even plastic surgery are used to increase marriage potential.

The Silk Road
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The Silk Road

Episode 1 SBS February 5, 2017

Asia and Australia

History

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the east ...

Tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis starts in Venice and explores how its Renaissance architecture and art has been shaped by the east and by thousands of exchanges along the Silk Road, from Venice to China's ancient capital, Xian.

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins
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The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS December 15, 2015

Asia and Australia

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Smart China: Start Up Revolutions
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Smart China: Start Up Revolutions

Episode 3 Discovery Channel September 22, 2018

Asia and Australia

Design and technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Jordan is learning how the tech hub of Shenzhen has taken its 30 years of global manufacturing dominance and turned it into genuine, world leading innovation in hardware and ...

Jordan is learning how the tech hub of Shenzhen has taken its 30 years of global manufacturing dominance and turned it into genuine, world leading innovation in hardware and robotics.

Luke Nguyen's Railway Vietnam
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Luke Nguyen's Railway Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS January 2, 2020

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Luke visits Hue, famous for its royal heritage, ancient imperial architecture, and rich royal cuisine that inspires Luke. He also visits Con Hen Village, where they specialise ...

Luke visits Hue, famous for its royal heritage, ancient imperial architecture, and rich royal cuisine that inspires Luke. He also visits Con Hen Village, where they specialise in the technique of swirling and de-shelling baby clams, a skill that goes back hundreds of years.

Luke Nguyen's Railway Vietnam
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Luke Nguyen's Railway Vietnam

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS January 16, 2020

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Luke visits Hai Phong, a major industrial city and the second largest in the northern part of Vietnam. This is a special visit for Luke as it's the birthplace of his partner ...

Luke visits Hai Phong, a major industrial city and the second largest in the northern part of Vietnam. This is a special visit for Luke as it's the birthplace of his partner Lynne, where he'll meet her family - some of which he has never met.

Trails From The East
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Trails From The East: Syria And Jordan - The Great Enemy

Season 1 Episode 10 SBS2 November 24, 2011

Asia and Australia

History

Geography

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Tonight's train journey takes us on a trip from the Iraqi-Syrian border to Aleppo, Syria. From there the train continues to Damascus and Amman in Jordan, and then to Aqaba. ...

Tonight's train journey takes us on a trip from the Iraqi-Syrian border to Aleppo, Syria. From there the train continues to Damascus and Amman in Jordan, and then to Aqaba. Along the way, travellers talk about their relationship with their enemies, Israel and America. Away from the train, Rana Husseini, a Jordanian journalist, who questions honour killings in her country, finds herself accused of being pro-American.

China: Triumph And Turmoil
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China: Triumph And Turmoil: Maostalgia

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS August 8, 2012

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

History

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Historian Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to live under a communist system of government but with a thriving capitalist economy. Mao was responsible for the deaths of ...

Historian Niall Ferguson asks how China manages to live under a communist system of government but with a thriving capitalist economy. Mao was responsible for the deaths of millions, and yet this hard-line communist is revered in China today as the founder of a modern-day capitalist superpower.

Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey
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Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey: Most Unlikely Partners

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS March 22, 2010

Asia and Australia

Civics and citizenship

History

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Tonight's episode covers the 30 years of Suharto rule when Australia embraced the 'strong man of Asia' despite the twin concerns of his track record of human rights abuses and ...

Tonight's episode covers the 30 years of Suharto rule when Australia embraced the 'strong man of Asia' despite the twin concerns of his track record of human rights abuses and his family's corruption. Huge numbers of Australians also embraced Bali. Regional stability was the overall mantra, and General Suharto provided it.

Secrets of China
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Secrets of China: How To Get Rich

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 February 10, 2016

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Billie JD Porter explores how China's recent boom is changing people's lives fast. In bustling Guangzhou, she meets struggling migrant workers from the countryside and some ...

Billie JD Porter explores how China's recent boom is changing people's lives fast. In bustling Guangzhou, she meets struggling migrant workers from the countryside and some super-rich supercar owners.

Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law
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Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law: Part Two: Fortune

ABC August 6, 2019

Asia and Australia

Intercultural understanding

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in ...

Benjamin's workaholic dad Danny is part of a 300-year-old tradition of Chinese seeking their fortunes in Australia. He recalls his early business development days in Queensland during the post-White Australia Policy Whitlam era.

The Mekong River with Sue Perkins
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The Mekong River with Sue Perkins

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 22, 2015

Asia and Australia

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Sue Perkins makes an epic journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change. In this second episode, she ...

Sue Perkins makes an epic journey up the Mekong, South East Asia's greatest river, exploring lives and landscapes on the point of dramatic change. In this second episode, she embarks on the most emotional leg of her river journey, travelling through Cambodia where deforestation and wildlife crime is stripping the country of its last wild places and changing the lives of its people forever.

Tokyo Phoenix: The Rise of Modern Japan
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Tokyo Phoenix: The Rise of Modern Japan

The History Channel February 23, 2020

Asia and Australia

Modern history

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Tokyo is the world's largest and most densely populated megalopolis. It stands as a symbol of our Futuristic high-tech civilisation. Yet over 150 years ago, before it opened ...

Tokyo is the world's largest and most densely populated megalopolis. It stands as a symbol of our Futuristic high-tech civilisation. Yet over 150 years ago, before it opened up and embraced Western culture without losing its own identity, Tokyo was still Edo, a traditional Asian city ruled by the feudal powers of the Samurai. Twice the city experienced total destruction. Yet each time, like the mythical phoenix, the city rose spectacularly from the ashes. Discover the story of its history through never seen before restored and colourised archives filmed in Tokyo from 1905 onward. Examine the extraordinary resilience of the Japanese people.

Hollywood Chinese
56:01

Hollywood Chinese

ABC2 November 22, 2009

Media arts

History

Asia and Australia

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This little-known chapter of cinema history goes from the first independent Chinese American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain. Stories of ...

This little-known chapter of cinema history goes from the first independent Chinese American film produced in 1916 to Ang Lee's triumphant Brokeback Mountain. Stories of Chinese American film artists are punctuated with a treasure trove of clips from over 90 films to weave a rich and complex tapestry, one marked by unforgettable performances and groundbreaking films, but also one tainted by a tangled history of race and representation.