The Tower
48:49

The Tower: The Tower At War

Season 1 Episode 4 The History Channel April 26, 2011

History

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Within the Towers' walls almost a thousand years of the nation's history has been played out. In this fortress founded by William the Conqueror, Anne Boleyn was executed, Guy ...

Within the Towers' walls almost a thousand years of the nation's history has been played out. In this fortress founded by William the Conqueror, Anne Boleyn was executed, Guy Fawkes was interrogated, Walter Raleigh and Princess Elizabeth were incarcerated and the Princes in the Tower were murdered. But as the series will reveal, it has a dark recent history, too: Spies were executed in the Tower in World Wars I and II, and German U-boat men and Rudolph Hess were held as POWs in the Tower. The Tower has played a part in virtually every moment in Britain's history, but it is still a living community.

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia
1:29:23

Gore Vidal: The United States of Amnesia

The History Channel July 31, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
No 20th-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by ...

No 20th-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal. Anchored by intimate one-on-one interviews with the man himself, Nicholas Wrathall's documentary is a fascinating and wholly entertaining portrait of the last lion of the age of American liberalism. Commentary by those who knew him best, including filmmaker/nephew Burr Steers and the late Christopher Hitchens blends with footage from Vidal's legendary on-air career to remind us why he will forever stand as one of the most brilliant and fearless critics of our time. Gore Vidal's professional life spans more than 50 years of American politics and letters. His return to America in 2005 marked the last great stage in his creative career and this film represents an extraordinary opportunity to share his view on America in the twenty-first century. Featuring candid verite footage of Vidal in his final years, the film explores his enduring global impact on art, politics, and everything in between. His overview of the current state of the Republic and the health of US democracy is unique and incisive. This is Gore Vidal's last word and testimony.

Gorbachev: The Great Dissident
25:59

Gorbachev: The Great Dissident

Episode 2 BBC World News August 20, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
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This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great ...

This two part film takes a fresh and in depth look at Gorbachev's role in his own country's emergence out of Soviet Communism, as well as his global significance as the great international statesman who helped end the Cold War.

Around the World in 20 Years
52:15

Around the World in 20 Years

The History Channel October 23, 2016

history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Modern history

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the wooden dhow Al Shama, featured in his first globe-trotting, hit series Around the World in 80 Days. The eight-day voyage across ...

Michael Palin goes in search of the crew of the wooden dhow Al Shama, featured in his first globe-trotting, hit series Around the World in 80 Days. The eight-day voyage across the Arabian Sea to Bombay filmed 20 years ago has become a TV classic. Michael's search begins in Dubai, which has been transformed since he was last there in 1988. He soon moves on to what is now Mumbai. There, a helpful freight broker tells him what has befallen Al Shama. But there is better news of Captain Hasssan Suleyman, and Michael books himself onto the Kutch Express, which takes him far to the north, close to the Pakistani border. But will his long search be crowned with a reunion with men with whom he forged a special bond, and on whom his life depended 20 years ago?

Everyone Loves A Wedding
25:00

Everyone Loves A Wedding

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 22, 2009

Intercultural Understanding

Civics and citizenship

Personal and Social Capability

Ethical Understanding

Asia and Australia

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An engaging eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are ...

An engaging eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are choosing to marry outside their ethic background and customs, family and culture become entwined as people fall in love with others from different backgrounds.

The Good Wife
36:49

The Good Wife: Tracks

Season 7 Episode 12 Ten February 17, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Alicia and Cary team up to defend a musician who is facing a lawsuit over his ownership rights. Meanwhile, Alica's neighbors threaten her with eviction for operating her firm ...

Alicia and Cary team up to defend a musician who is facing a lawsuit over his ownership rights. Meanwhile, Alica's neighbors threaten her with eviction for operating her firm out of her apartment.

Kramer vs. Kramer
1:40:35

Kramer vs. Kramer

Masterpiece May 10, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Young husband and father Ted Kramer loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna ...

Young husband and father Ted Kramer loves his family - and his job, which is where he spends most of his time. When he returns home late one evening from work, his wife Joanna confronts him and then leaves him, forcing Ted to become the sole caregiver to their six-year-old son. Now, Ted must learn to be a father while balancing the demands of his high-pressure career. But just as Ted adapts to his new role and begins to feel like a fulfilled parent, Joanna returns. And now she wants her son back.

ISIS: British Women Supporters Unveiled
44:19

ISIS: British Women Supporters Unveiled

SBS April 13, 2016

News and current affairs

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

Religious studies

9-10
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Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
A 12-month extensive undercover investigation into the British women who support ISIS. Investigating their activities on social media and infiltrating their clandestine ...

A 12-month extensive undercover investigation into the British women who support ISIS. Investigating their activities on social media and infiltrating their clandestine meetings, the undercover reporter discovers the identities of some of the leading female ISIS sympathisers in Britain, who are urging Muslims to abandon democracy and travel to Syria to join ISIS. Whilst careful not to incite acts of violence, the ideology propagated by the women is considered 'extremely dangerous' by legal and counter-terrorism experts.

First Australians
52:01

First Australians: Her Will to Survive

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS April 6, 2015

History

Modern history

Indigenous Australians

Ethical Understanding

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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It is a myth that the first Australians were eradicated in Tasmania. Instead, it should be their resilience, in spite of the overwhelming impact of white settlement, that is ...

It is a myth that the first Australians were eradicated in Tasmania. Instead, it should be their resilience, in spite of the overwhelming impact of white settlement, that is embodied in myth. When the land-grab moves south to Tasmania, it is decided that, in an effort to protect real estate prices, Tasmanian Aboriginal people should be moved from the island. The Government enlists an Englishmen for the job, who is helped by a young Aboriginal woman, Truganini.

Bomb-maker to Peace Maker
56:53

Bomb-maker to Peace Maker

The History Channel August 19, 2015

Physics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A feature length documentary film about a scientist who is behind many important inventions, including the hydrogen bomb and the touch screen. Richard Garwin has advised every ...

A feature length documentary film about a scientist who is behind many important inventions, including the hydrogen bomb and the touch screen. Richard Garwin has advised every president since Eisenhower to Obama. He was part of an elite group of scientists who were asked to help fix the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico and find solutions to contain the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. This verite documentary delves into the rich and controversial life and career of Richard Garwin in an attempt to understand the complex nature of war, peace and the future of humanity.

Inside The Dark Web
50:59

Inside The Dark Web

SBS May 18, 2015

News and current affairs

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
There is a war going on right now over the future of the web between those who want to control it and those who want it to be free. This documentary takes a trip through the ...

There is a war going on right now over the future of the web between those who want to control it and those who want it to be free. This documentary takes a trip through the Dark Web and asks what the future holds for the internet. Twenty-five years after the world wide web was created, it is now caught in the greatest controversy of its existence - surveillance.

Harlan
1:39:17

Harlan

SBS October 5, 2010

Media arts

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Suess. Harlan was a master of national ...

Veit Harlan was, along with Leni Riefenstahl, Nazi Germany's most successful film director, remembered today for his infamous Jud Suess. Harlan was a master of national kitsch, exulting in melodrama and death, but he was also an extraordinary artist who ended up serving the Nazi propaganda machine.

When The War Came To Australia
54:21

When The War Came To Australia: The Darkest Hour

Season 1 Episode 2 The History Channel August 21, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The war hits home. The true horror of war hits home. The same Japanese aircraft and pilots that bombed Pearl Harbour now attack the north of Australia and Darwin is ...

The war hits home. The true horror of war hits home. The same Japanese aircraft and pilots that bombed Pearl Harbour now attack the north of Australia and Darwin is devastated. Britain's failure to defend Singapore betrays Australia's long held belief that the Mother Country will always come to her defence. The country is rallied by Prime Minister Curtin. This is Australia's darkest hour.

Hollywood
52:36

Hollywood

SBS February 25, 2012

Media arts

History

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From The Cold War and onwards, American cinema has told stories which identify a collective fear of invasion, nuclear destruction and invasive political ideologies. From War ...

From The Cold War and onwards, American cinema has told stories which identify a collective fear of invasion, nuclear destruction and invasive political ideologies. From War of the Worlds through to Alien and Independence Day, directors have reflected this paranoia back to a receptive public. Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron and Roland Emmerich provide some of their personal experiences, while the program puts the films in historical, social and political context.

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
1:26:59

The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich

Episode 1 The History Channel February 20, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's ...

Archival footage and interviews enliven this gripping documentary narrated by Richard Basehart that traces the evolution of Adolf Hitler's Germany. Beginning with Hitler's birth in a remote Bavarian inn and ending in the Berlin chancellery where the fuhrer perished in flames, the film examines the origins of the Nazi reign of terror, which plunged the world into its most devastating war. This is the international theatrical version of the US television documentary based on William. Shirer's monumental, best-selling book.

Fatherland
1:16:03

Fatherland

The History Channel May 9, 2011

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Fatherland is an intimate documentary exploring an unresolved relationship between a father who served as a soldier in Hitler's army and a son who fled his country, his family ...

Fatherland is an intimate documentary exploring an unresolved relationship between a father who served as a soldier in Hitler's army and a son who fled his country, his family and his history. Canadian filmmaker Manfred Becker returns to Germany 60 years after the end of the war to confront his father, the 'old Nazi' and to explore their two separate roles as pre-determined by history.

Straight Shootin'
28:09

Straight Shootin'

Episode 3 NITV April 10, 2011

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
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Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
We tackle a big issue today: the Intervention and did we need it; is enough ever enough when it comes to funding from government; and do you think our mob are sexy or what?

We tackle a big issue today: the Intervention and did we need it; is enough ever enough when it comes to funding from government; and do you think our mob are sexy or what?

South Side Story
26:30

South Side Story: Rabbit Season

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC2 October 23, 2010

Health and PE

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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It looks like going down to the wire as South Sydney fight for their first finals berth since 1989. The new co-owners have caused many things to change - some for the good, ...

It looks like going down to the wire as South Sydney fight for their first finals berth since 1989. The new co-owners have caused many things to change - some for the good, some not so much according to others.