Kate Woods directs this AFI-winning coming-of-age story where Pia Miranda stars as a high school girl growing up in a broken but loving home with Italian traditions who finds love and heartbreak in one of the most difficult years of her life. This dilemma leads to the discovery of her father's (Anthony LaPaglia) identity and a deeper understanding of her mother (Greta Scacchi). She comes to terms with her background and romantic interests.
At home, Winston thinks about the consequences of thought crimes. In the background, a videotaped confession plays on the home telescreen. Winston removes a brick from the wall and retrieves a book. Within the pages, Winston begins writing a letter to the future, to a future without thought crimes or thought police. That night Winston dreams of the equally dreary world in which he grew up. In the morning he wakes to the omnipresent Big Brother watching from the telescreen.
Bryan Keon-Cohen walks alone to the High Court to hear the ruling. The judges find 6:1 in favour of Mabo and Mer Islanders, effectively overturning terra nullius. Meanwhile, Bonita and her son drive towards Canberra, but their car breaks down before they make it. They join an older couple camping on the side of the road and listen to the ruling on the radio. Keon-Cohen informs the Mer Islanders, and we hear Eddie 'Koiki' Mabo reads his final letter. Archival footage shows Bonita, Eddie and Murra
Bonita and Koiki's son accidentally ingests some kerosene, and they must take him to the town hospital. After their son is released, they must find somewhere to sleep for the night and wait for the morning train, but all the hotels refuse to let the young family hire a room. After work the next day, Eddie takes a small stand against the endemic racism First Nation people face.
The next day Robyn arrives at the Warakurna community. Rick takes photos of Robyn and the community, for which she scolds him. That afternoon, Robyn is invited to share in a traditional dance with the other women. During the night Rick sneaks out to photograph a ceremony, Robyn again reprimands him for his lack of respect for Indigenous customs. The next day, Robyn resists the idea of a detour and searches for an elder to guide her through a sacred part of the Gibson Desert, Western Australia.
Conflicted by her action killing three wild bulls, Robyn finds a depleted riverbank. Before long, four Indigenous men arrive, and they share a meal, discussing Robyn's journey. As Robyn prepares to set out along the road, one of the elders tells her she needs a guide to help her navigate through the sacred country. Respected elder Mr Eddy generously offers to guide her.
April 9th, 1977, Robyn prepares to leave, saying goodbye to her family and friends. Not far into the journey, Rick Smolan appears to photograph Robyn, much to her annoyance. After 29 days, Robyn arrives in Uluru (previously Ayers Rock). At Ayers Rock, Robyn experiences the hypocrisy of tourism and the Australian government's handling of Sacred Sites first hand.
Returning to court Eddie learns that David Passi has re-joined the case. During proceedings, David Passi creates a link between the Mer Islands, himself and Eddie Mabo. The victory is short-lived when Paddy Killoran takes the stand and claims the Islander communities have assimilated with Queensland land laws. The judge rules against Mabo's land claims. Eddie discusses the case with Bryan Keon-Cohen. Dropping the appeal, they decide to take the test case to the High Court for all First Nation pe
In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs. Outside the courtroom, Eddie sees Paddy Killoran who tries to diminish Eddie's fight by suggesting his father would be ashamed. Back in court, Eddie faces intense questioning designed to invalidate his heritage and discredit his cause.
Miss Appleyard asks if Sarah has memorised the assigned poetry, Sarah remarks she has not because the poem makes no sense, suggesting she recite a poem she wrote to St Valentine. Realising the poem is about love, Miss Appleyard reprimands Sarah and insists she recites the assigned literature. Sarah declares she cannot learn it, refusing to answer why. Miss Appleyard leaves her to study, and Sarah thinks of Bertie and Miranda. The scene suggests the repression of nuanced sexual identity in Victor
Lines from Edgar Allen Poe's 1849 poem A Dream Within a Dream, “what we see and what we seem are but a dream; a dream within a dream” is whispered by the narrator. The introduction of Allen Poe, famous for his mysterious and often macabre stories, situates the enigmatic, dream-like qualities that punctuate the film and suggests the incompatibility of Victorian ideals and the Australian landscape.
Addison DeWitt, the narrator, and New York theatre critic is the gatekeeper of stardom. Initially, DeWitt characterises each actor in the film, talking about class, education and access, as well as the reality of star status. A woman called Eve, whose youth is constantly referenced, is presented with the award, and DeWitt offers another foreboding insight, "You all know all about Eve, what can there be to know that you don't know?"
Victor argues with his professor. After class, the shadowy figure, Professor Waldman, accosts Victor, demanding he explains himself. After Victor speaks of a future without death, Waldman introduces him to astounding new Chinese techniques and experiments. Victor proves himself a worthy partner. Back home, Elizabeth writes to Victor, beckoning a response, but Victor is becoming dangerously obsessed with life and death. Later, the doctors attempt to vaccinate the town against cholera. Unfamiliar
Victor's desire for eternal life is driven by the insatiable trauma of loss, blinding him from reason. Henry Clerval is resistant to Victor's wild theories and warns him of the dangers his actions will create. Back home, Elizabeth struggles with Victor's absence in letter and person. In Ingolstadt, Victor begins sourcing "raw materials" to rebuild new life. Discovering the correct combination of elements while experimenting on a frog, his impatience causes him to miss a foreboding consequence.
Julia and Winston watch the old woman singing in the courtyard below until Big Brother's voice commands them from behind the picture of the old museum. They soon learn the kindly shopkeeper was a member of the Thought Police. Winston and Julia are arrested and sent to the Ministry of Love for rehabilitation. Parsons, who is convicted of thought crimes by his daughter, joins Winston in the cell. O'Brien, who Winston believed was also a thought criminal, arrives and punishes Winston for his action
O'Brian uses electroshock torture to reprogram Winston's brain. Winston is allowed to ask a few final questions, but O'Brien reminds him he has not asked any questions about Room 101. After Winston's reprogramming, O'Brien describes the reality of power and the principles of the Party's authority. Winston resists, citing Goldstein's book, but learns the Party wrote it. Still, Winston endures, and O'Brien makes an example out of Winston's belief in human nature.
Mr Eddy talks to Rick, who relays to Robyn that Eddy suggests she walk with an elder. Robyn resists, but Rick is worried and compromises with her stubbornness. Mr Eddy gives Robyn a parting gift before she sets out again. Robyn's fragile relationship the to animals and the landscape is highlighted when she loses her compass and becomes lost after searching for it. Robyn relies on Diggity's instinct to find their way back.
Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell speaks about the controversial decision of brother Greg to instruct younger brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of a match underarm, in an effort to prevent New Zealand winning a 1981 one-day international. Ian Chappell notes that Trevor was unfairly blamed for Greg's decision.
Edward performs activities for the neighbours and family. Over dinner, Bill Boggs suggests Edward charge for his services, and Kim and her friends' behave coldly to Edward's differences. The next day the community begins to accept Edward for his unique talents, and his list of jobs grow from topiary to dog grooming to hair cutting. Before long, every neighbour has a new individual haircut.
Eddie shows Bronson that he has done his homework and can be quite persistent. The Norwegian team tease them both, and Bronson decides to fight back but is knocked out by their coach. Regaining consciousness, Bronson has a change of heart and takes Eddie to see the Norwegian training area. Later, Bronson shows off by tackling the 90-metre jump. Eddie is inspired and tries the 40-metre jump again, heeding Bronson's words.
Learning of Juliet's apparent death, Balthasar rushes to Romeo, who has failed to open the letter nor learn of Juliet's true fate. Balthasar relays to Romeo the ill news. Heart-broken and impetuous, Romeo decides to return to Verona city and lay with Juliet, seeking a poison to dispatch him also.
Juliet demands Fr Lawrence advise her how to prevent the wedding, threatening to kill herself. The priest offers a whisper of a plan, promising to send word of their plot to Romeo. Juliet is given a poison to simulate death. Unfortunately, Romeo is away when delivery of the letter is attempted. At home, Juliet questions her fate and says goodbye to Gloria. The poison works and Fr Lawrence collects her body for the funeral.
Balthasar beckons Romeo away before the police arrive. Captain Prince hears of Tybalt's death at Romeo's hands from Benvolio. Both families seek to excuse their child's action, but Captain Prince will not hear any of their prayers and banishes Romeo from Verona city. Father Lawrence treats Romeo's injuries, as they discuss the situation. Nurse arrives to tell Romeo of Juliet's mood. Romeo bemoans his predicament, but Father Lawrence reminds Romeo of his blessings and implores him to reconcile.
Romeo and Juliet are wed in secret, as Mercutio and the Montagues pass idle time on Verona Beach. When vengeful Tybalt appears in search of Romeo, Mercutio taunts his request for occasion. Romeo arrives, and Tybalt challenges him to a duel, but Romeo refuses. Unwilling to hear reason Tybalt assaults Romeo. Mercutio springs to Romeo's defence but shows mercy at his request. Tybalt mercilessly cuts Mercutio with a shard of glass. Romeo is enraged, chasing Tybalt to avenge Mercutio's death.
When one decides to devote their life to becoming a monk, they are choosing to abstain from a lot of the most enjoyable things in life. Meet two Buddhist monks who made that decision, find out what drove them to it and how is has affected their life and relationships since.
Coriander can be a very controversial herb, some people love it, and others can't stand it. Join Dr Heather Smyth as she explains how genetic predispositions and sensory sensitivities can make coriander taste lemony to some and soapy to others.
Tarnishing occurs the outermost layer of a metal comes into contact with oxygen and sulphur dioxide, undergoing a chemical reaction and lightly corroding. Usually found on old silverware, trinkets and statues, junior scientist Elizabeth tests whether you can speed up the tarnishing process using high-sulphide household ingredients. To follow along, you will need four silver items, eggs, garlic, onions, zip lock bags and a pen.
Junior scientist Will demonstrates how to create a homely habitat for your decapod friends. You will need crushed shells, a clean branch, salt crystals, two dishes, a heat pad, a thermometer, an aquarium with a lid and extra shells for the future. Hermit crabs have soft, asymmetrical abdomens that they conceal in scavenged shells, upgrading as they grow. Hermit crabs are also known to use plastic lids or other debris in lieu of mollusc shells, due to increased coastal litter.
Junior scientists Lucy and Brittany use some cool science to make a delicious snack in no time. To follow along, you'll need milk, vanilla extract, sugar, small and large zip lock bags, rock salt and four cups of ice. Mixing salt and ice creates a frigorific mixture that causes the ice to melt and cool again because of saltwater's lower freezing point. This process of repeated cooling continues until the mixture finds temperature equilibrium, or until the ice-cream is ready!
Junior scientist Lilli demonstrates how to grow your gummy lollies using osmosis. To do this experiment at home, you'll need some gummy lollies, three bowls, water, sugar, a pen, a rule and some paper for recording your results. Did you know that osmosis is the movement of solvent molecules through a semi-permeable membrane? In this case, osmosis is occurring when the water moves into the body of our gummy lollies.
Junior scientist India teaches us about different Australian animal noises. From territorial koalas and chatty dingo packs to the lyrebird's perfect echoes, India demonstrates how to identify each sound and what they're likely to mean.
Junior scientist Hayley demonstrates how to make a lava lamp using a clear drinking glass, vegetable oil, salt, water and some food colouring. Because salt is denser than both the oil and water, dropping it into the cup makes the floating oil wrapped around the particles as they make their way to the bottom of the glass. Once at the bottom the salt begins to dissolve, allowing the oil to move back to the top of the water, creating a fun lava-like reaction.
Scope's resident scientist, Julia, teaches us about the periscope, how it works and how to make one from readily available materials. To build this stealth observation device, you'll need two milk cartons, two small mirrors, a marker, a rule, sticky tape and scissors.
Join junior scientist Elizabeth as she demonstrates how to make a colour-mixing wheel. To make your own spinning colour illusion, collect some cardboard, scissors, glue, string, red, blue and yellow markers and a pen or a computer.
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how amino acids interact in a protein, what a "folded protein" means and what happens to the three dimensional structure of the protein when it's tenderised or cooked.
Professor Melissa Fitzgerald explains how our bodies breakdown carbohydrates into glucose molecules, the storage of these glucose molecules in the polymer glycogen, and how we reprocess this glycogen as energy when we are sleeping or exercising. While they're at it, Melissa and the Food Lab team discuss how much energy an oyster really contains.
Chihiro's father makes reference to the "abandoned theme parks" built in the 1990s after they stumble into the new world. Hayao Miyazaki's films make continued reference to the destruction of the environment through human interference and industry.
"Kissin' Kate" tell Charles "Trout" Walker neither he nor his family will ever find the treasure. At camp, Hector and Stanley find the buried treasure. Warden Walker attempts to take it from them, but Hector reads Stanley's name written across the case. Back at camp, Stanley refuses to leave without Hector and the Camp Green Lake staff are arrested. The palindrome of family histories interlock and the curse on the town is finally broken.
Hector "Zero" gets sick during their climb up God's Thumb's mountain. Stanley carries him to the peak, unwittingly breaking his family curse. Hector and Stanley find an oasis full of sweet onions and fresh water. Hector tells Stanley about the shoes that fell from the sky, Stanley thinks it's fate. Back at camp, Stanley's attorney ruffles some feathers. Stanley and Hector decide to dig one last hole.
After narrowly completing the 90-metre jump, Bronson and Eddie share a victorious hug. Back in the change room, Warren Sharpe makes a surprise visit. Congratulating them both on their personal victory, he also admits he was wrong in his comment about Bronson's Olympic spirit. Archival footage of the closing ceremony shows the president of the Organising Committee reference Eddie Edwards' contribution to the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics. "You have broken world records, and you have established
Bronson surprises Eddie as he contemplates the 90-metre slope. Eddie is surprised and Bronson tells him an old friend helped him see things differently. Eddie asks what happen Bronson's "other jacket", alluding to Bronson's alcoholism. Bronson tells Eddie that without the alcohol he was never brave enough to jump the 90-metre, but that Eddie has more heart, bravery and spirit than any of the other Olympians.
Totally Wild catches up with CEO Andrew Ellis, from Hockey South Australia, talking all things hockey, competition and high-performance programs. While on the field, junior champs Lachlan and Maddi give the TW crew a couple of tips for aspiring hockey stars and anyone wanting to get involved.
Learn about the relationship between art and identity from Larrakia (Darwin) elder June Mills. From screen-printing to traditional techniques and materials, June Mills explains how every nation has its own stories, designs, and ways of sharing knowledge.
Mister Maker takes a trip back in time to learn about Italian painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo, known for his imaginative portraiture that used different fish, meats, fruits and vegetables to represent the subject.