Tonight, Scott talks to Rolf de Heer, the writer and director of Ten Canoes, Bad Boy Bubby and ten other Australian feature films. With over 20 major awards to his name, Rolf is one of our most prolific and respected film directors. Rolf discusses racism, incest, torment, murder, loyalty and love... because these are all themes his films have explored.
Jane Caro digs deeper into the personal toll that life in the classroom has taken on our teachers. We see how handling difficult students can erode the periodic satisfaction gained by making a difference in a child's life.
In the 500th anniversary of Luther's challenge to the Catholic Church, Kumi Taguchi explores the relevance of the event that kickstarted a revolution that continues to resonate in Australian lives today.
The joy and struggle of being a child and raising a child are combined with the demands of domesticity and the pressure of external forces as our five families courageously step up to life's challenges.
Kumi Taguchi explores migration to Australia and changing attitudes towards our newest citizens. Migrants reveal what contributes to their sense of belonging and how it enriches our society as a whole.
Compass explores the sexual rules of three different faiths to find out what goes on in Jewish, Muslim and Hindu bedrooms. They say you should never talk about sex and religion in the same sentence, but for some Australians they go together, like love and marriage. This program features three very different Australian couples who let us into their homes and lives to talk about the private and sacred rituals that are part of their religious practice.
Tom is a 26 year old who feels compelled to give away a kidney to a complete stranger. Tom's friends and family are struggling with the idea of him donating a major organ to someone he will never meet. As Tom approaches a decision that will change his life forever, this film explores the boundaries of modern altruism.
Ifrah Ahmed is the founder and organiser of the Miss Ethnic Ireland contest, a pageant she created to raise awareness about female genital mutilation of which she herself was a victim ... when she was 8 years old.
The Pope who calls himself 'a sinner' is, certainly, a man of contradictions. But who is Jorge Mario Bergoglio? How did the man who was loved and loathed by his fellow Jesuits back in Argentina become Pope?
A story about faith, religion, love and life after the priesthood. Thirteen Irish ex-priests speak about how they came to be missionaries in the 1960s and '70s and how these young idealists developed much broader ideas about faith.
A story of survival and success: Jewish families who lost everything in WW2 and rebuilt their lives from scratch here in Australia. Compass features three families who combined their fashion skills with a fierce to determination to survive. The Weinreichs established a multi-million dollar bridal gown business. Cobbler brothers Morris and Adam Perkal, now in their 90s, are still making shoes for the rich, famous and physically disabled. And, Anna Reich, a Schindler's list survivor, is a retired fashionista.
This week at Liverpool Hospital Jacqui has chronic liver disease and not much time left. Chaplain Graham has supported her, and her devoted son Lance, throughout her illness. When Jacqui dies Chaplain Graham is on hand to help and guide Lance through his grief. Meantime, at Royal North Shore Hospital trainee chaplains Paul Hurst and Dianne Burke are both put to the test while working the wards.
The Assyrians are a vibrant community who have made a great contribution to Australian life since the 1950s. Persecuted for centuries and a people without a country, their church has become the focus of their cultural identity.
Brazilian spiritual healer Joao De Faria Texeira treats people using controversial methods. The filmmaker follows the journey of her friend Lya who has advanced cancer as she travels from Melbourne to the Brazilian village.
A positive psychology program is introduced to help the students cope with stress. The Darrabi boys face tough physical and mental challenges, and teachers deal compassionately with teen mental health issues.
Gretel Killeen and Matt Okine look at the dos and don'ts of devices at the dinner table and explore how to politely commandeer someone's Wi-Fi. Plus comedian Tom Ballard joins the hosts to talk about the pros & cons of technology.
Geraldine Doogue debates the hot-button moral, ethical and religious controversies of our time with a panel of guests in this smart and entertaining Compass series. Together they'll work out which way their moral compass is pointing on the dilemmas and controversies of our time - big and small - through the prism of faith and ethics. This Compass episode is part of the ABC's focus on Mental Health Week.
The suspicion on Karen is quickly transferred to Major Simon Hamilton & continues to mount due to his missing Ferrari, abusive reputation, no alibi for the night of Todd's murder & a shipping container full of handguns.
In a distinguished military career spanning two world wars, Stan Savige became Lieutenant General Sir George Stanley Savige, one of Australia's most decorated soldiers. Compass tracks down the man behind the legend.
Three people with Down syndrome take their first strides towards independence. Digby Webster is an artist who wants to live alone, Tom Elenor wants stardom, and Tracie Sammut is an actress who wants to teach.
Every day in Australia over 40,000 patients are in hospital. While medicine tends their bodies, hospital chaplains tend their souls. Over eight episodes we follow our chaplains' journeys alongside the patients and their families at three major hospitals. They are Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Jewish and Buddhist. Regardless of their faith, they all meet the same challenges - to help make sense of the mystery of illness, pain, suffering and despair. This series offers a unique bedside view of the daily life and death drama of hospital life through our chaplains' eyes.
Compass revisits radical religious and social movements in Australia's recent past. From the Orange People to the Charismatics ... from Hare Krishnas to young volunteers on Kibbutz ... All were swept up by powerful spiritual beliefs, philosophies or ideals that changed lives, and left a lasting legacy.
Compass explores how survivors of two very different disasters have made sense of what happened to them. How their survival has impacted their lives? And, have their beliefs played a role in their extraordinary experiences?
This week at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney's south-west Anglican Chaplain Graham McKay is visiting Sharren. She's battled disability and diabetes ever since a horrific car crash 28 years ago left her paralysed down one side. Now Sharren's left leg is not getting enough blood flow and must be amputated. Meantime, at Royal North Shore Hospital, Uniting Church Chaplain Julie Telfer meets Kerina who is being treated for an infected hand and has an interesting story to tell.
In this four-part special, Jane Caro delves into the fascinating world of parenting, specifically the bond between fathers and daughters and mothers and sons. We meet the five families, each one sharing their unique story.
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. This compelling documentary reveals what it means to grow up female in the 21st century.
Harry Haxton's combined book launch and wake was his way of telling the world he'd had enough of end stage kidney disease. He'd ticked off most of the items on his bucket list, ready to live his last week to the full.
Anzac Day is a time to commemorate the men and women who fought and died; the battles won and lost. But there's another story rarely told, about the women who waited at home, and were left bereft and alone. Around 100, 000 Australian women are classified as 'war widows'. Many lost their husbands in wartime; others in war related circumstances afterwards.
This week at St Vincent's Hospital in the heart of Sydney, Rocco's double lung transplant has taken him to death's door five times in the past six months. He and his devoted wife Elizabeth are firm favourites on Catholic Chaplain Father Laurie Christie's rounds. Their love for each other and deep faith humbles and inspires him in his work. Meantime, at Liverpool Hospital, Chaplain Hanh helps heal an old wound as a mother relives the traumatic story of the birth of her 'miracle' baby.
In this episode, a Newcastle mother-of-three collapses with a brain aneurism and is airlifted to Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital for emergency surgery after doctors detect dangerous bleeding in her brain. ICU Chaplain Di Roche helps the family through the crisis, particularly 12-year-old Sally who is afraid to see her mum unconscious and on life support after the operation.
Jarrod McKenna and Teresa Lee are Christian activists. They share their home in Perth with refugee families and work to make their transition to Australian life as positive as possible while demonstrating in politicians' offices.
This week Compass examines the impact Women's Lib really had on our culture and attitudes. After the massive achievements of the late 1960s and 1970s, is sisterhood still powerful? Interweaving powerful archival footage with the experiences and accounts of those involved, Compass explores the legacy of the women's movement through three generations.
Celebrate and acknowledge International day of sign languages by viewing this collection with your class featuring video content about the lives of individuals who use sign language as well as schools that support them.
Resilience, rights and respectful relationships can be modelled at school to inform students about positive relationships at school, home and the world. Share this playlist that focuses on building positive relationships.
Classrooms are where respect and equality can be modelled as well as inform young people about violence and how it can be prevented. Share this playlist which focuses on building respectful relationships.
Use this playlist to help students to understand how digital devices work around them. Discover the latest emerging technologies and the affect on individuals from the rise of the digital world. (ACTDIK023,ACTDIK024,VCDSTS043,VCDSTS044)
Natural Disasters aren't fun to have around. Find out the science behind these events as well as gain insights on what to do in tough situations through this selected playlist. (ACSSU096,VCSSU079,VCGGK095)
Australia is addressing climate change and ensuring energy security and affordability. Find out more about the effects of climate change and how it is impacting your life. ((ACHGK020,VCGGK110,VCGGK147)
There is no space for bullying, whether it is in the playground, classroom or online. No way! View this collection, which deals with all aspects of bullying and how it can be prevented. (ACPPS074,VCHPEP092,VCHPEP109)
From sharks and sea turtles to octopus and corals, you’re in the right place to take a deep dive into oceans and marine life with this meticulous designed playlist for all the ocean lovers. (ACHASSK047,VCGGC058,VCGGC072,VCGGC086,VCGGC100,VCGGK105)
On April 27, 1994, millions of first-time voters cast their ballots in South Africa's first free elections, ushering in the presidency of Mandela. Learn about the enormous change from those who lived it.