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.

Thai Street Food with David Thompson
24:00

Thai Street Food with David Thompson: Chinatown

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS October 16, 2014

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Chinatown is one of the key epicentres of street food and where many innovations in Bangkok and Thailand cuisine got started. In this episode, David explores the rich ...

Chinatown is one of the key epicentres of street food and where many innovations in Bangkok and Thailand cuisine got started. In this episode, David explores the rich offerings that can be found in both the markets, architecture and history.

Thai Street Food with David Thompson
23:02

Thai Street Food with David Thompson: Big Night Out!

Season 1 Episode 12 SBS December 25, 2014

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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The neon lights shine brightly on the bustling streets of Bangkok and the energy is palpable. The end of the day often means letting your hair down and having fun. Starting at ...

The neon lights shine brightly on the bustling streets of Bangkok and the energy is palpable. The end of the day often means letting your hair down and having fun. Starting at the famous Lumpinee Stadium, David talks to the boxers about the art of Muay Thai boxing. Outside the stadium, banana roti is served to hungry patrons and David is keen to lend his hand towards making one.

Thai Street Food with David Thompson
23:48

Thai Street Food with David Thompson: Communities

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 30, 2014

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Bangkok is a city of villages that are drawn together by their love of food and eating. Mae Nam Chao Phraya is the most important river in Thailand. Dotted along its banks and ...

Bangkok is a city of villages that are drawn together by their love of food and eating. Mae Nam Chao Phraya is the most important river in Thailand. Dotted along its banks and canals are various villages and communities - an aggregation of people, history, cuisines and cultures.

Thai Street Food with David Thompson
23:51

Thai Street Food with David Thompson: What Goes Around Comes Around

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 23, 2014

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode explores just how important the monks are in Thai society. David gets up close with the monks and sees how they interact with the general population. Then David ...

This episode explores just how important the monks are in Thai society. David gets up close with the monks and sees how they interact with the general population. Then David learns about the offerings of kanom jin noodles, before cooking a variation of curries for the monks.

The Emperor's Secret Garden
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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?

Empires of Silver
58:27

Empires of Silver

Episode 2 The History Channel March 20, 2019

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that ...

Two hundred years ago, China is already the greatest economic and cultural empire in the world. Emperor Qianlong has been in power for over 50 years, ruling an empire that extends from the Himalayas to the Yellow Sea.

Empires of Silver
58:35

Empires of Silver

Episode 3 The History Channel March 27, 2019

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
With the Qing Empire badly beaten by the British in the first Opium War, they are forced to make significant trade concessions, and the island of Hong Kong is ceded to the ...

With the Qing Empire badly beaten by the British in the first Opium War, they are forced to make significant trade concessions, and the island of Hong Kong is ceded to the British. It's a critical turning point in the relations between the empires of China and Great Britain. The balance of power has shifted. The sun is setting on the Chinese Empire but the British now have an empire, where they proudly boast, the sun will never set.

Art of China
59:23

Art of China: Searching For Paradise

Season 1 Episode 1 Foxtel Arts February 2, 2016

Visual arts

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
In this landmark series, we set out to uncover China. In this gripping first episode, we explore the spectacular, recent discoveries of ancient art that are redefining this ...

In this landmark series, we set out to uncover China. In this gripping first episode, we explore the spectacular, recent discoveries of ancient art that are redefining this vast country's understanding of its own beginnings. We discover an extraordinary collection of sophisticated alien-like bronze masks created nearly four millennia ago and the tomb of a warrior empress where we find the origins of calligraphy.

Transmitters of Heritage
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Transmitters of Heritage

Discovery Channel November 17, 2018

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants. China has a vast territory with different climates and cultural traditions, which lead to its different ...

Each place has its own way of supporting its own inhabitants. China has a vast territory with different climates and cultural traditions, which lead to its different humanistic characters.

Trekking the Great Wall
45:00

Trekking the Great Wall

National Geographic November 29, 2018

History

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A British writer and historian explores the most remote parts of China's national monument. He questions peasants and herders, experts and scholars, in a bid to learn how long ...

A British writer and historian explores the most remote parts of China's national monument. He questions peasants and herders, experts and scholars, in a bid to learn how long the Great Wall is.

Angkor Rediscovered
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Angkor Rediscovered

SBS August 23, 2015

Ancient history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and ...

How did Angkor become the largest 13th century city ever built? Using the most sophisticated technologies in conjunction with research focusing on statues, casts, and documents handed down by Louis Delaporte - one of the first explorers of Angkor in the 19th century - researchers have been able to uncover how Khmer temples operated, the meaning of their architecture, and how the capital of the Empire grew to become the largest city in the world at the end of the 13th century.

Singapore 1942
53:00

Singapore 1942: End Of Empire

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 10, 2012

Modern history

Asia and Australia

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Singapore 1942 - End of Empire, a 70th anniversary special, tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire ...

Singapore 1942 - End of Empire, a 70th anniversary special, tells the story of those early shocking days of the Pacific War when belief in security and comfort from empire collapsed. For the first time this momentous 20th century battle, and its equally dramatic aftermath, will be told from a multi-national perspective, revealing new and challenging insights into a battle that turned the world upside down.

Thai Street Food with David Thompson
24:10

Thai Street Food with David Thompson: Seafood

Season 1 Episode 10 SBS December 11, 2014

Design and technologies

Asia and Australia

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
As dawn breaks Thailand's fisherman are heading back in from their nightly routine with their catches to take to the market. David Thompson gets to the heart of seafood in all ...

As dawn breaks Thailand's fisherman are heading back in from their nightly routine with their catches to take to the market. David Thompson gets to the heart of seafood in all its wonders - fresh, dried, fermented and made into paste or sauce, they're so many wonderful creations that contribute to cooking the perfect dish. Seafood is such a huge resource for Thai cooking and the varieties of fish are truly impressive.