A powerful series on some of Australia's most famous and influential families opens with the hidden face of Frank Lowy, at an extraordinary turning point in his family's history. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the global multi-million dollar retail brand Westfield which Frank Lowy created from a small suburban shopping centre. But behind the meteoric success is a family that is still struggling to reconcile its past and its future.
Once the darling of the wine industry, talented winemaker Andrew Garrett and his family have now been forsaken by the industry that once celebrated them. Starting their amazingly successful business on a $3000 loan, Averil and Andrew Garrett worked their dream hard with innovative marketing and production and their label became a national and international bestseller. But their high life and rollercoaster ride came to a full stop when fire devastated the historic winery they had hoped to make the headquarters of their empire.
Bob Jane's name and face is one of Australia's most famous brands, but the cost of this fame and the lifestyle it brought, has been significant. The country's leading 'revhead' made it out of tough working-class Brunswick in Melbourne to motor racing fame and a multi-million dollar tyre empire. But the flamboyant racing king has paid a large personal price along the way.
Looks at the huge increase in investment buyers who have entered the art market as Christie's and Deutscher-Menzies organise their preview hangings for the upcoming auctions. Now the catalogues are out, they must find buyers for their six million dollar sales.
Art House is a fascinating four-part series that goes behind the closed doors of the Australian art auction world to meet the key players who buy and sell art in the ferociously competitive art scene.
Video games have gone from being something kids play to big business. This program explores the rapid rise of Halfbrick Studios, developers of the smash hit mobile game Fruit Ninja, from creative dreamers to gaming superpower.
In the two-part documentary, Hardcore Profits award-winning British filmmaker, Tim Samuels explores the rising pervasiveness of pornography, discovering how new technology is changing porn, and questions porn films' reluctance to portray safe sex on screen. In Episode 1 Samuels explores how in the 21st century, pornography has never been more profitable or more pervasive. He sees how pornography is now piped into people's lives via new technologies and how this is creating powerful new revenue streams for supposedly 'family friendly' mobile phone and credit card companies.
In the fifth episode of this landmark series charting the story of human civilisation, Andrew Marr tells the story of Europe's rise from piracy to private enterprise.
In this episode of the landmark series charting the history of human civilisation, Andrew Marr brings the story right up to date with the twentieth century. Marr suggests that humanity found itself propelled forward by our technological brilliance but limited by the consequences of our political idiocy. Democracy confronted communism and fascism, and two world wars would underscore our political failures more than ever before.
Art is in the lifeblood of every society, and by travelling the world to where art is made, and engaging with those who make it, this unique series expands our understanding of people, places, culture and history. The series is a selection of vivid films from locations as far apart as Japan, Mexico, India, Italy and North America. Each episode features a weekend spent in one of our great cities of art such as Venice, New York, Mexico City, Beijing and Istanbul, where we seek out seminal works of the past to show how they reflect history as much as contemporary art reflects today.
Join us for considered analysis, agenda setting interviews and a distinctive indigenous approach that investigates cultural, political and social issues from a fresh perspective.
The best Indigenous small businesses from around Australia and the stories behind their success.
Join us for considered analysis, agenda-setting interviews and a distinctive Indigenous approach that investigates cultural, political and social issues from a fresh perspective.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.