Hollywood Chinese
56:01

Hollywood Chinese

ABC2 November 22, 2009

Media arts

History

Asia and Australia

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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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.

Clash Of Cultures: China And The West
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Clash Of Cultures: China And The West

The History Channel May 28, 2012

History

Asia and Australia

Critical thinking

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
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In the last 20 years China has risen to the second largest economy in the world but very little is remembered about the turbulent interaction between China and the Western ...

In the last 20 years China has risen to the second largest economy in the world but very little is remembered about the turbulent interaction between China and the Western powers throughout the 19th century. Questions such as how did Christianity and Confucianism affect political thought and social systems? Why did the industrial revolution not take place in China, despite its many early inventions? Examine the first economic and military encounters between the British and Chinese Empires.

Artscape
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Artscape: China’s Avant-Garde: The New Cultural Revolution

ABC2 November 28, 2010

Critical thinking

Visual arts

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Is Chinese modern art the greatest movement since Cubism? That's the opinion of many western experts stunned by the quality of work in China today and the pace at which it has ...

Is Chinese modern art the greatest movement since Cubism? That's the opinion of many western experts stunned by the quality of work in China today and the pace at which it has emerged on the world scene since the end of Mao.

The Khmer Rouge: A Simple Question Of Justice
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The Khmer Rouge: A Simple Question Of Justice

SBS January 28, 2014

Modern history

Asia and Australia

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
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This documentary follows the steps of the investigative Judge, named by the United Nations to track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer ...

This documentary follows the steps of the investigative Judge, named by the United Nations to track down those responsible of the crimes committed in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge regime from April 1975 to January 1979, where nearly 2 million people perished.

Aim High In Creation!
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Aim High In Creation!

ABC November 2, 2014

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A revolutionary documentary about greed, gas and the cinematic creativity of Kim Jong Il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart.

A revolutionary documentary about greed, gas and the cinematic creativity of Kim Jong Il, with a groundbreaking experiment at its heart.

Everyone Loves A Wedding
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Everyone Loves A Wedding

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 22, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Civics and citizenship

Personal and Social Capability

Ethical Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An engaging eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are ...

An engaging eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are choosing to marry outside their ethic background and customs, family and culture become entwined as people fall in love with others from different backgrounds.

Goodbye Revolution
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Goodbye Revolution

SBS August 20, 2011

Visual arts

Asia and Australia

History

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Goodbye Revolution is the story of acclaimed Chinese-Australian artist Jiawei Shen's journey from the revolutionised China of the 1980s, to the quiet beach town of Bundeena, ...

Goodbye Revolution is the story of acclaimed Chinese-Australian artist Jiawei Shen's journey from the revolutionised China of the 1980s, to the quiet beach town of Bundeena, Australia. The documentary explores the universality of Shen's work and spirit, which has transcended the boundaries of both country and race.

Mao's Great Famine
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Mao's Great Famine

SBS June 15, 2012

Modern history

Asia and Australia

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Between 1958 and 1962, China lived through tragedy on an epic scale. The 'Great Leap Forward' - conceived by Mao Tse-Tung to achieve autonomy from the USSR - led to a ...

Between 1958 and 1962, China lived through tragedy on an epic scale. The 'Great Leap Forward' - conceived by Mao Tse-Tung to achieve autonomy from the USSR - led to a catastrophic famine resulting in the death of between 36 and 55 million people. While the Communist Party justified the terrible outcome as 'three years of natural disasters', the tragedy was masked by an official lie, because while China was starving to death, the grain stores were full.

Morin Khuur: The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman
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Morin Khuur: The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman

ABC July 17, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In the Mongolian steppes, a family of horse herders welcome four city children into their home for several months. The children will learn the ancient morin khuur, an ...

In the Mongolian steppes, a family of horse herders welcome four city children into their home for several months. The children will learn the ancient morin khuur, an ancestral fiddle that features a carved horse-head and is said to sing into the hearts of animals and people. Omba, a wise old musician, teaches them this magical instrument, said to have healing powers.

Sydney at War
52:01

Sydney at War

The History Channel November 7, 2016

history

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Director Claude Gonzalez had always been interested in Sydney folklore and this particular story from Sydney's recent past had never, he believed, been fully explored. "Over ...

Director Claude Gonzalez had always been interested in Sydney folklore and this particular story from Sydney's recent past had never, he believed, been fully explored. "Over the years I'd seen a lot of news reports about the incident but it wasn't until I actually met one of the survivors from the Kuttabul, Neil Roberts, that my interest was sparked." This program interviews remaining survivors of the mission - both Australian and Japanese - as well as family members of the Japanese submariners. The film also uses archival footage to recall the events of that night. In Japan the subject of war is taboo. Rarely do films dealing with these issues have the opportunity to present the other side of the story, and over the last 63 years, no-one has filmed or presented the Japanese perspective of the attack. Gonzalez draws out stories from the interviewees as to what their involvement was on that night. He was struck by how much this event meant to them at the time and how it has stayed with them over the years. "They had all taken part in an event that at the time was quickly swept under the carpet but they were left with strong feelings that have never been resolved." One of the little-known incidences that occurred after the attack was the funeral of the dead Japanese submariners on Tuesday, June 9, 1941. The Australian military at the time wanted to create an act of goodwill that would possibly give Australian POWs some leniency with their captors in Changi and Burma. Today, some of the Japanese servicemen regard Australia as a very compassionate nation that showed great respect to their war dead at a time when that sort of act was unthinkable.