One Nation's arrival
1:38

One Nation's arrival

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Benjamin Law and his mother, Jenny, compare their memories of Pauline Hanson and the impact of One Nation on their experience of racism in Australia

Benjamin Law and his mother, Jenny, compare their memories of Pauline Hanson and the impact of One Nation on their experience of racism in Australia

Whitlam's China policy
1:15

Whitlam's China policy

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Former ambassador Stephen FitzGerald recounts how then-prime minister Gough Whitlam sent him to China in 1973 to reestablish diplomatic ties with the country, post-White ...

Former ambassador Stephen FitzGerald recounts how then-prime minister Gough Whitlam sent him to China in 1973 to reestablish diplomatic ties with the country, post-White Australia policy.

Chinese indentured labourers
2:51

Chinese indentured labourers

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Ray Poon visits the place where his great-grandfather worked as an indentured labourer in Queensland, and discusses the living and contractual conditions experienced by the ...

Ray Poon visits the place where his great-grandfather worked as an indentured labourer in Queensland, and discusses the living and contractual conditions experienced by the Chinese migrants.

Education, communism, China and Australia
2:32

Education, communism, China and Australia

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Benjamin Law investigates the claim Chinese students arrive in Australia 'brainwashed' by communist ideologies, linking those concerns to policies that allowed Chinese ...

Benjamin Law investigates the claim Chinese students arrive in Australia 'brainwashed' by communist ideologies, linking those concerns to policies that allowed Chinese students to stay in Australia after the Tiananmen Square massacre, and Cold War Colombo Plan efforts to resist communism in the region.

China's early trade with Aboriginals
0:52

China's early trade with Aboriginals

Clip from Waltzing the Dragon with Benjamin Law

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
12+
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Bawaka traditional owner Djawa Burarrwanga reveals China has a long history of trade with Australia, where Chinese fishermen visited Arnhem Land in search of sea cucumber, or ...

Bawaka traditional owner Djawa Burarrwanga reveals China has a long history of trade with Australia, where Chinese fishermen visited Arnhem Land in search of sea cucumber, or trepang, and introduced chopsticks to the region.

Japan In Ruins
52:09

Japan In Ruins

Episode 1 SBS2 November 5, 2009

Asia and Australia

Civics and citizenship

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This two-part documentary series looks at how it is only recently that the Japanese themselves have begun to show a desire to know and understand the pre-war to post-war ...

This two-part documentary series looks at how it is only recently that the Japanese themselves have begun to show a desire to know and understand the pre-war to post-war period. Director Serge Viallet recounts such events as the invasion of China in 1931, the Pacific War from 1942, the conditions of surrender in 1945, followed by the forced reconstruction at under the authority of the victorious Americans.

Japan In Ruins
51:37

Japan In Ruins

Episode 2 SBS2 November 12, 2009

Asia and Australia

Civics and citizenship

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at how it is only recently that the Japanese themselves have begun to show a desire to know and understand this pre-war to post-war period. The Japanese began to ask ...

Looks at how it is only recently that the Japanese themselves have begun to show a desire to know and understand this pre-war to post-war period. The Japanese began to ask themselves many questions concerning issues like foreign occupation, individual and collective silences surrounding the 15 years of conflict. There was a slow and progressive repatriation of 6.5 million civilians and military dispersed over the former occupied territories, amidst devastation of most cities.

Everyone Loves A Wedding
25:00

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.

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.

Scene By Scene
50:29

Scene By Scene

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC November 29, 2009

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia ...

An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

Scene By Scene
52:58

Scene By Scene

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 6, 2009

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia ...

An overview of the 2009 entries in the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland. The films surveyed come from a range of countries throughout the Asia Pacific region, including Australia.

God In China
58:01

God In China

ABC

Religious studies

Asia and Australia

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Can the new and modern China accommodate God? There's a resurgence of religious belief in the populous nation, but believers are struggling for religious freedom, walking a ...

Can the new and modern China accommodate God? There's a resurgence of religious belief in the populous nation, but believers are struggling for religious freedom, walking a thin line between toleration and persecution.

Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey
51:55

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.

Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey
51:55

Indonesia: A Reporter's Journey: At All Costs

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS March 29, 2010

Asia and Australia

Civics and citizenship

History

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Tonight's episode covers the tumultuous post-Suharto years of terrorism, tsunamis, and the smuggling of drugs and people when it became clear to Australia that it had no ...

Tonight's episode covers the tumultuous post-Suharto years of terrorism, tsunamis, and the smuggling of drugs and people when it became clear to Australia that it had no choice but to commit to the relationship -our mutual security being inextricably linked.

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
This video has closed captioning
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?

Trip To Asia
1:47:10

Trip To Asia

SBS May 22, 2010

Music

Asia and Australia

Intercultural Understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A portrait of the Berlin Philharmonic as it toured Asia. Music featured: Hero's Life by Richard Strauss, Asyla by Thomas Ades and Beethoven Symphony No.3.

A portrait of the Berlin Philharmonic as it toured Asia. Music featured: Hero's Life by Richard Strauss, Asyla by Thomas Ades and Beethoven Symphony No.3.

The Trail Of Genghis Khan
26:29

The Trail Of Genghis Khan: Ships Of The Desert

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC2 August 11, 2010

History

Geography

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Australian adventurer Tim Cope has now travelled 3,000 kilometres across Mongolia and the frozen steppe of Kazakhstan, enduring the coldest winter in 40 years. Now he must ...

Australian adventurer Tim Cope has now travelled 3,000 kilometres across Mongolia and the frozen steppe of Kazakhstan, enduring the coldest winter in 40 years. Now he must cross the scorching hot Kazakh desert.