Revealing the rich and controversial past of sugar, alcohol, tobacco and opium, Hollywood actor Brian Cox embarks on a thought-provoking journey to uncover how the commercial exploitation of these products hooked the world.
Raised in Australia with a German father and a Samoan mother, Vincent Heimann explores his cultural background by interweaving archival footage, animation, and anthropological studies, with his family's story about their arrival in Australia.
Temple Of Dreams is the latest documentary by award-winning filmmaker Tom Zubrycki. It's a David and Goliath style story about a group of young Muslim Australians taking on the local council to halt the closure of their youth centre ... and winning!
Go inside America's prepping subculture, uncovering a wide assortment of prepping styles and approaches. Meet the preppers on their own turf, examine their methods and track their progress as they think through every logistic and contingency plan.
Dandie Dinmot enthusiast Paul Keevil judges a look-alike competition; Jo Good and Anna Webb go on a shopping spree day in England's most exclusive pet shop; and we follow dog behaviourist Stan Rawlinson.
The critically acclaimed, feature documentary Mission To Lars, is the story of two siblings' (Kate and William Spicer) attempt to fulfil their brother Tom's dream of meeting 'Rock God' Lars Ulrich of Metallica, in a tale which is both funny and touching.
What makes - or breaks - a relationship? Seven British couples of varying ages, backgrounds, races and religions, drop their guard and talk with remarkable openness about what they feel for each other as they lie together in bed.
Rancocas Valley Regional High School in Mount Holly Township, New Jersey, where rumors ruin reputations, but an Emo student's shocking reality inspires a victimizing popular kid to look beyond the gossip.
From 1938 to 1974 thousands of British children arrived at Fairbridge Farm School in Australia. Physical and sexual abuse was not uncommon. Loneliness was rife. Food was often inedible. The standard of education was appalling.
I Think I'm an Animal reveals the world of people who feel they're an animal born in a human body. Joined by a belief system and a growing internet presence, these 'Otherkin' are meeting and forming relationships.
Striking a chord with audiences throughout Sydney Festival 2012, this bold production from choreographer Kate Champion and Sydney Theatre Company uses real stories in an expose of contemporary family life in Australia.
The mission really kicks off when the USS Nimitz arrives in the Gulf. The conditions are extreme: flight deck personnel endure temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius, while the pilots undertake gruelling six-hour missions over Iraq.
A jaw-dropping character-led documentary following American families who are passionate about firearms and believe their children are safer armed. Provocative and explosive, this eye-opening documentary follows American parents who love guns and want their kids to be the same.
Painted Babies sent shock waves around the world as it lifted the lid on child beauty pageants: a world of stolen childhoods fuelled by parental ambition. 12 years on, Jane Treays revisits her original subjects.
A short feature based on the extraordinary life of ground-breaking anthropologist and exceptional linguist Daisy Bates and her passionate interest in Australian Aborigines. Bates was also a devout royalist, a fervent believer in the British Empire and an outrageous snob.
For decades, science has declared human nature ruthlessly selfish. Competitiveness and self-interest have come to define us. But could human nature be as good as it is bad? And could new science reveal the true nature of humankind?
The third of a series of documentary films that have followed the lives of fourteen British children since 1964, when they were seven years old. The children were selected to represent the range of socio-economic backgrounds in Britain at that time, with the explicit assumption that each child's social class predetermines their future. Director Michael Apted takes the helm as the subjects, now aged twenty-one, talk about their lives and their hopes and dreams for the future.
Taking a driving test is something that everyone can relate to. It is a stressful rite of passage for all young people but even more so for autistic people with low self-confidence and poor social skills. Driving represents the independence they often find so difficult to achieve in the rest of their lives. This counter intuitive film follows young characters with autism at different stages along the journey towards learning to drive including the dramatic build up to their theory and practical tests.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to, in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world. Don't dare to be anything less than perfect. Other parents read and believe that media rubbish you try to shrug off, too. You must have professional level skills at parenting, therapy, paediatrics, and teaching as well as being a product safety inspector.
All parents want the best for their children, but more than ever, parents seem to be turning into panic-stricken and obsessive perfectionists. The Madness of Modern Families focuses on the absurd social pressures parents find themselves facing and caving in to in an ever-increasingly competitive world.
Survival expert Bear Grylls puts 14 ordinary men to the ultimate survival test when he leaves them stranded on a deserted Pacific island. The group starts off strong believing they can conquer the Island. But their confidence gets the better of them as they make a critical error that threatens the entire group's safety.
Enter the strange and obscure world of taxidermy - the art of stuffing animals. Popular in the Victorian era, in recent years taxidermy has become increasingly popular as a form of art. This documentary gets to the heart of this modern craze, meeting its practitioners, its collectors and its businesses, and illustrates the breadth of the people involved in the craft, and the variety of wild and often unhinged creations they produce.
National Geographic photographer Reza Deghati returns to Afghanistan 25 years after meeting a young resistance fighter named Ahmed Shah Massoud. At that time, he took an iconic photo of the man who was to become a legendary commander in the fight against the Soviet army and the Taliban. As he retraces the steps of the late Massoud, he also tries to capture images which will portray the face of Afghanistan today.
In this episode of Do or Die, fight for your life when an aggressive stag corners you in the park. Think fast when a giant glacier cracks and falls, sending a deadly wall of water rushing toward your boat. And brace for impact when a botched mountain bike jump leaves you plummeting from 80 feet in the air. You never know when you'll have to make a Do or Die decision are you ready? (From the US) (Entertainment Series)
On this episode of Do or Die, run for cover as an enraged fighting bull lunges into a crowd of spectators. See what happens when a stuck gas pedal propels a terrified woman down the road at nearly 120 miles per hour. And experience a vacation gone horribly wrong as a mammoth wave washes a pair of unsuspecting tourists off a treacherous breakwater.
Growing up in the streets of Dundee, actor Brian Cox was surrounded by tobacco. His entire family either smoked it or chewed it and yet Brian reveals, he never took up the habit. To find out why not, Brian travels to Virginia in the US to discover how the habit of smoking kick-started the British Empire and created a global market of addicts.
Winner of the 2011 Best Screenplay award at the Cannes Film Festival, this is a turbulent tale about family, success and the power of language. Ezekiel is a grizzled and unpopular professor whose life's dream to win the Israel Prize has seemingly been dashed from him. Uriel is his bright young son, whose work is consistently awarded and recognised around the country. One day Ezekiel receives a phone call saying he has won the Israel Prize and is ecstatic, but it is later revealed to Uriel that his father was mistaken called and he is the actual winner. Uriel must decide whether to dash his father's dreams once more, or let him live a lie.