GasLand
1:42:51

GasLand

SBS May 1, 2011

Geography

Business and economics

Earth and environment

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company ...

It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the 'Saudi Arabia of natural gas'. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground by a hydraulic drilling process called 'fracking', but is fracking safe? Josh Fox set out on a journey across America's heartland to find out. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Movie Festival.

Touching The Void
1:42:47

Touching The Void

ABC2 February 26, 2012

Geography

Personal and social capability

English

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Created by the Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald comes this extraordinary film describing one of the most incredible true stories of survival and adventure of our time. ...

Created by the Oscar-winning director Kevin MacDonald comes this extraordinary film describing one of the most incredible true stories of survival and adventure of our time. Based on the bestselling novel by Joe Simpson, the BAFTA award-winning, Touching The Void recounts the mountain climb Simpson and his partner Simon Yates undertook in 1985. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Religulous
1:41:13

Religulous

ABC2 January 22, 2012

Religious studies

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this new documentary from director Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld), comedian and TV host Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) takes a pilgrimage ...

In this new documentary from director Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld), comedian and TV host Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Lasseter's Bones
1:41:02

Lasseter's Bones

The History Channel October 12, 2014

English

History

Media arts

Indigenous Australians

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 1931, Harold Lasseter's body was found after perishing in Central Australia's deserts. His diary tantalisingly revealed he'd discovered a fabulous seven mile seam of gold, ...

In 1931, Harold Lasseter's body was found after perishing in Central Australia's deserts. His diary tantalisingly revealed he'd discovered a fabulous seven mile seam of gold, worth millions, but would 'give it all for a loaf of bread'. Despite hundreds of expeditions since, the gold has never been found. Obsessed with solving the mystery, filmmaker Luke Walker discovers Lasseter's 85-year-old son Bob, still wandering the desert, on a quixotic mission to find the gold that killed his father and destroyed his childhood. But now, 80 years on, is it still possible to piece together the fragments of history Lasseter left behind?

Van Diemen's Land
1:40:22

Van Diemen's Land

SBS2 June 18, 2016

Media arts

History

Geography

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Sarah Island penal settlement, a place of brutal ...

The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Sarah Island penal settlement, a place of brutal treatment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving - the Tasmanian wilderness. Winner of the New Visions Award at the Catalonian International Film Festival 2009.

My Summer in Provence
1:40:13

My Summer in Provence

SBS World Movies August 23, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Geography

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Exploring family ties and clash of generations, this touching film follows two teens and their younger brother who are forced to spend their summer with their estranged ...

Exploring family ties and clash of generations, this touching film follows two teens and their younger brother who are forced to spend their summer with their estranged grandfather following their parents' split. In French.

Tanna
1:39:42

Tanna

ABC January 2, 2018

Intercultural understanding

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Set in the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa ...

Set in the South Pacific, Wawa, a young girl from one of the last traditional tribes, falls in love with her chief's grandson, Dain. When an inter-tribal war escalates, Wawa is unknowingly betrothed as part of a peace deal.

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy
1:39:29

Jimmy Barnes: Working Class Boy

Seven October 1, 2018

Personal and social capability

Music

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is the compelling story of Jimmy Barnes' migration to Australia, childhood survival, family, ...

Raw and compassionate, full of elegantly staged live musical performances, this is the compelling story of Jimmy Barnes' migration to Australia, childhood survival, family, search for love and, finally, redemption.

BirdWatchers
1:39:27

BirdWatchers

SBS June 13, 2016

Media arts

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An Amazonian Guarani tribe makes a modest living entertaining tourists, however life is much tougher on their reservation. When village elder Nadio decides to move his people ...

An Amazonian Guarani tribe makes a modest living entertaining tourists, however life is much tougher on their reservation. When village elder Nadio decides to move his people back to their ancestral homelands, they anger local land owners who now occupy the land. Then, when one of the young tribesmen falls for a farmer's daughter, tensions escalate to dangerous proportions.

Waste Land
1:39:08

Waste Land

SBS December 30, 2012

Visual arts

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
US-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to his country of birth, to the largest landfill dump in the world in Rio de Janeiro. Over three years, he undertakes a project ...

US-based Brazilian artist Vik Muniz returns to his country of birth, to the largest landfill dump in the world in Rio de Janeiro. Over three years, he undertakes a project making giant photographic portraits of the 'catadores' - the pickers who recycle and distribute the rubbish.

The Summit
1:38:23

The Summit

ABC2/Kids October 18, 2015

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In August 2008, 18 of 24 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been resolved.

In August 2008, 18 of 24 climbers reached the summit of K2. Forty-eight hours later, 11 people were dead. What happened on that fateful day has never been resolved.

The Horse Boy
1:34:29

The Horse Boy

ABC2 November 13, 2011

Health and PE

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek ...

How far would you travel to heal someone you love? An intensely personal yet epic spiritual journey, The Horse Boy follows one Texas couple and their autistic son as they trek on horseback through Outer Mongolia in an attempt to find healing for their son. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

The English Surgeon
1:34:22

The English Surgeon

ABC2 June 17, 2012

Health and PE

Geography

Design and technologies

Science

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Henry Marsh is one of London's leading brain surgeons, but in a second-life he devotes himself to the tragically under-resourced medical service in the Ukraine, assisting the ...

Henry Marsh is one of London's leading brain surgeons, but in a second-life he devotes himself to the tragically under-resourced medical service in the Ukraine, assisting the practice of his close friend Dr Igor Kurilets. Together they achieve minor miracles using improvised surgical equipment such as consumer-standard rechargeable drills to operate on brain tumours. This extremely moving, award-winning documentary follows the two doctors as they work to overcome the setbacks and provide their patients with a second-chance at life. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Six Degrees That Could Change the World
1:34:04

Six Degrees That Could Change the World

National Geographic July 13, 2019

Science

Geography

5-6
7-8
9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Earth has undergone severe changes in temperature since its inception. With the planet facing another change in temperature, dramatic sequences reveal what consequences future ...

Earth has undergone severe changes in temperature since its inception. With the planet facing another change in temperature, dramatic sequences reveal what consequences future generations are in for.

Six Degrees Could Change the World
1:33:44

Six Degrees Could Change the World

National Geographic February 9, 2019

Earth and environment

Geography

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Earth has undergone severe changes in temperature since its inception. With the planet facing another change in temperature, dramatic sequences reveal what consequences future ...

Earth has undergone severe changes in temperature since its inception. With the planet facing another change in temperature, dramatic sequences reveal what consequences future generations are in for.

New York
1:33:40

New York: The Centre Of The World - 1946-2003

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 August 25, 2011

history

Geography

Modern history

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following the attacks of September 11, 2001. To understand the impact of September 11, the program reaches back more than ...

A powerful portrait of the events leading up to and following the attacks of September 11, 2001. To understand the impact of September 11, the program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade center' was first conceived in New York City. It chronicles the construction of the towers and explores the astonishing expansion of American economic power during the second half of the 20th century.

Bengali Detective
1:33:14

Bengali Detective

ABC2 August 19, 2012

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The film follows intrepid Kolkata detective Rajesh and his motley band on raids and investigations across India. The film centres on three compelling cases with intimate ...

The film follows intrepid Kolkata detective Rajesh and his motley band on raids and investigations across India. The film centres on three compelling cases with intimate access to all involved - from the first client phone calls to the finality of a jail cell. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

No Impact Man
1:32:30

No Impact Man

ABC2 July 14, 2013

Personal and social capability

Geography

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In 2006, author Colin, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter Isabella began the 'No Impact Man project'. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as ...

In 2006, author Colin, his wife Michelle and their two-year-old daughter Isabella began the 'No Impact Man project'. The goal: to make as little environmental impact as possible while living on lower 5th Avenue in Manhattan.