The Asian Century
46:48

The Asian Century: Marcos: The Man and the Myth

Episode 3 National Geographic September 20, 2018

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
To some, Ferdinand Marcos was a great Asian leader, but his corrupt and brutal regime of martial law, torture and killings has left scars. In 2016, when he was granted a ...

To some, Ferdinand Marcos was a great Asian leader, but his corrupt and brutal regime of martial law, torture and killings has left scars. In 2016, when he was granted a hero's funeral, he once more divided the Philippines and the questions resurfaced.

Halfworlds
32:00

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 8 SBS2 November 5, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Sarah is trapped and her friends search for her. In a twist of events, The Gift is bestowed upon the most unexpected of all.

Sarah is trapped and her friends search for her. In a twist of events, The Gift is bestowed upon the most unexpected of all.

Halfworlds
30:14

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 24, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Desperate for some answers and convinced that she will find them, Sarah heads to the house of a friend who was murdered a few days ago and whom she always gifted drawings in ...

Desperate for some answers and convinced that she will find them, Sarah heads to the house of a friend who was murdered a few days ago and whom she always gifted drawings in exchange for food. It is at his house that she meets the mysterious Detective Gusti, who recognises some of the characters in her artwork. Meanwhile in the Demit world, major events are starting to unfold as The Gift draws closer and the search for the parchments continue. Gusti who is aware of the half world informs his boss Juragan of Sarah's existence. The unrest in Sarah's heart grows as the day goes by and she suspects that she is being followed.

Halfworlds
30:08

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 October 8, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A badly wounded Barata finds his way to Sarah's loft after being attacked by Tony and Ros, and she demands that he tell her the truth once and for all. Meanwhile, Coki has his ...

A badly wounded Barata finds his way to Sarah's loft after being attacked by Tony and Ros, and she demands that he tell her the truth once and for all. Meanwhile, Coki has his first encounter with a Demit, and she is none other than Nadia. Still shaken, he visits Pinung with questions of his own. Oblivious about the half world, jealousy brews within him and he becomes increasingly frustrated with Sarah's secretive behaviour.

The Asian Century
48:06

The Asian Century: Partition of India

Episode 4 National Geographic September 27, 2018

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Seventy years ago, British India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. The repercussions of that event last till this day. Through the modern day victims of ...

Seventy years ago, British India was divided into two countries, India and Pakistan. The repercussions of that event last till this day. Through the modern day victims of partition, we explore its legacy.

Kapyong
54:09

Kapyong

The History Channel April 24, 2011

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual ...

An unknown battle in an unknown war changes the course of modern history. Kapyong River South Korea, Anzac Day 1951: In total darkness, individual is pitted against individual in a struggle between a superpower and a cluster of other nations from across the world. They fought for a valley, the ancient and traditional invasion route to Seoul. If it had fallen, the southern capital and the war were lost.

Halfworlds
30:12

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS2 October 29, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
After finding out about the death of his fellow Demit and friend, Gorga reverts to his old ways and goes on a killing spree, vowing to take The Gift as his own. With The Gift ...

After finding out about the death of his fellow Demit and friend, Gorga reverts to his old ways and goes on a killing spree, vowing to take The Gift as his own. With The Gift just days away, the Demit world is in chaos. Sarah receives an offer from a stranger that is too good to resist.

Halfworlds
30:08

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS Viceland June 11, 2019

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
In the bustling streets and back alleys of Jakarta, a parallel world of bloodthirsty creatures from Indonesian mythology has lived alongside humans for generations. Taking on ...

In the bustling streets and back alleys of Jakarta, a parallel world of bloodthirsty creatures from Indonesian mythology has lived alongside humans for generations. Taking on the appearance of humans themselves, the true identity of these 'Demits' has been carefully concealed for centuries by a powerful family of mortals. The arrival of a mysterious supernatural event known only as the 'Gift' will bring this hidden world to the surface. As the day of the Gift approaches, a young street artist called Sarah unexpectedly finds herself in the eye of the storm.

Halfworlds
30:16

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS2 October 22, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
It is just days before The Gift, and the Demit world is in a frenzy over who will receive it. The most eager of them all being Tony and Ros, who will stop at nothing to get ...

It is just days before The Gift, and the Demit world is in a frenzy over who will receive it. The most eager of them all being Tony and Ros, who will stop at nothing to get what they want. No one is spared from their wrath, not even the Demit Elders. Sarah finally gets the answers she has been looking for but her relationship with her boyfriend Coki is in trouble.

Halfworlds
30:35

Halfworlds

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS2 October 1, 2016

Media arts

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
After being attacked at a cafe, both Sarah and Pinung are still shaken and find themselves face to face with Detective Gusti once again. Little does Sarah know that he is ...

After being attacked at a cafe, both Sarah and Pinung are still shaken and find themselves face to face with Detective Gusti once again. Little does Sarah know that he is keeping tabs for Juragan and is keeping him updated on Sarah's whereabouts. Gusti advises her not to dig any deeper as she might find herself in more trouble than she can handle.

The Asian Century
45:34

The Asian Century: Fall of Suharto

Episode 2 National Geographic September 13, 2018

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A leader of debatable legacy, Suharto led Indonesia into a 'golden age' and made the country into one of the most prosperous in Asia. By 1998 though, his regime is widely ...

A leader of debatable legacy, Suharto led Indonesia into a 'golden age' and made the country into one of the most prosperous in Asia. By 1998 though, his regime is widely condemned for its corruption resulting in blood on the streets and his resignation.

The Asian Century
47:49

The Asian Century: Death of Mao

Episode 1 National Geographic September 6, 2018

Modern history

Asia and Australia

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Chairman Mao lifted himself from poverty to become the founder of the People's Republic of China. His reign resulted in famine, the deaths of millions as well as the ...

Chairman Mao lifted himself from poverty to become the founder of the People's Republic of China. His reign resulted in famine, the deaths of millions as well as the destruction of the country's cultural heritage so why is he still worshipped today?

Cinema Asia
51:01

Cinema Asia: India

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 February 3, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest film industry. Traditional culture has been a big influence in Indian films where music and dance dominates. The program talks ...

A behind-the-scenes look at the world's largest film industry. Traditional culture has been a big influence in Indian films where music and dance dominates. The program talks to director Yash Chopra, the father of Bollywood, and visits the Mandir Theatre, where only one film has screened for the past ten years, and also takes a look at new trends of Bollywood films.

Cinema Asia
51:03

Cinema Asia: Taiwan

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 February 17, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Once a major producer of Asia's films, Taiwan is now struggling with the increasing competition from its neighbours, in particular, mainland China. Can Taiwanese films ...

Once a major producer of Asia's films, Taiwan is now struggling with the increasing competition from its neighbours, in particular, mainland China. Can Taiwanese films continue to exist as a separate entity, or will mainland, Taiwanese and Hong Kong cinemas grow together into a super pan-Chinese cinema that rules the world?

Cinema Asia
51:01

Cinema Asia: China

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 January 27, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This five-part documentary series takes viewers into the most dynamic film scene on the planet. China is now the world's third-largest producer of cinema films.

This five-part documentary series takes viewers into the most dynamic film scene on the planet. China is now the world's third-largest producer of cinema films.

The Emperor's Secret Garden
56:35

The Emperor's Secret Garden

SBS September 3, 2011

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Tucked away in the Forbidden City's north-east corner in Beijing lies a unique group of buildings that had lain unused for more than 200 years. This exquisite Forbidden City ...

Tucked away in the Forbidden City's north-east corner in Beijing lies a unique group of buildings that had lain unused for more than 200 years. This exquisite Forbidden City in miniature, the Qianlong Garden, was built as a retirement complex for the Qing dynasty's Qianlong Emperor. The restoration of the Lodge of Retirement is the first-ever international collaboration for the Palace Museum.

Cinema Asia
50:11

Cinema Asia: Iran

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS2 February 24, 2012

Media arts

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 1979, the Islamic Revolution not only threw the Shah out of Iran, it also turned the vibrant local cinema scene on its head. Filmmakers had to learn how to make films in a ...

In 1979, the Islamic Revolution not only threw the Shah out of Iran, it also turned the vibrant local cinema scene on its head. Filmmakers had to learn how to make films in a strictly Islamic environment. How they met the challenge of making films with chador-clad leading ladies and prohibitions on filming within the puritanical strictures of Islam is revealed in this program.

Long Tan: The True Story
54:08

Long Tan: The True Story

The History Channel August 18, 2016

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and ...

Investigate the battle of Long Tan, when an infantry company of untried Australians and New Zealanders held off repeated attacks by two heavily-armed North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong units outnumbering them 20 to 1. For the Viet Cong, this was to be a master stroke - annihilate the soldiers of two nations thus forcing Australia and New Zealand to withdraw from Vietnam, embarrass the US, and influence the looming Manila peace talks. Masters of the annihilation ambush and with a much stronger force, the VC believed victory would take about 20 minutes. But in a grim firefight in monsoonal rain the Vietnamese were mauled badly, losing more than 500 men to D Company s 18 KIA. What went wrong for the invincible VC?