Little Man Tate
3:15:17

Little Man Tate

Masterpiece July 24, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It tells the story of a seven-year-old child prodigy, Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd), who struggles to self-actualize in a social and psychological construct that largely fails to ...

It tells the story of a seven-year-old child prodigy, Fred Tate (Adam Hann-Byrd), who struggles to self-actualize in a social and psychological construct that largely fails to accommodate his intelligence. Foster plays Fred's mother Dede Tate, who attempts to give her son a "normal" childhood while feeding his intellectual curiosity. Dede Tate (Jodie Foster) is a single mother, a working-class woman of average intelligence raising her seven-year-old son, Fred (Adam Hann-Byrd), who shows every indication of being a genius. Fred's reading and mathematics abilities are remarkable, and he plays the piano "at competition level," but his intellect isolates him from his public school classmates. Fred's intellect comes to the attention of Jane Grierson (Diane Wiest), a former music prodigy and now a psychologist running a school for gifted children. She seeks permission from Dede to admit Fred to the school in order to develop his intellectual gifts in a way that a public school cannot. Dede is reluctant, preferring that Fred have a normal upbringing but when no one comes to Fred's seventh birthday party, Dede consents.

Seven News Special: Murdoch Testimony On Phone Hacking
3:02:50

Seven News Special: Murdoch Testimony On Phone Hacking

Seven July 19, 2011

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Seven News live coverage as details emerge of Rupert Murdoch's testimony before a parliamentary committee investigating the widening phone hacking scandal. Note: This program ...

Seven News live coverage as details emerge of Rupert Murdoch's testimony before a parliamentary committee investigating the widening phone hacking scandal. Note: This program went well over time. Please be aware that approximately the last 30 minutes is missing.

The Wolf of Wall Street
2:47:05

The Wolf of Wall Street

Nine April 3, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Business and economics

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in ...

From the American dream to corporate greed, Belfort goes from penny stocks and righteousness to IPOs and a life of corruption in the late '80s. Excess success and affluence in his early twenties as founder of the brokerage firm Stratton Oakmont warranted Belfort the title The Wolf of Wall Street.

Munich
2:37:08

Munich

SBS September 19, 2015

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In 1972, the Summer Olympics in Munich, which had been dubbed The Olympics of Peace and Joy, were off to a rousing start. Suddenly, without warning, an extremist Palestinian ...

In 1972, the Summer Olympics in Munich, which had been dubbed The Olympics of Peace and Joy, were off to a rousing start. Suddenly, without warning, an extremist Palestinian group known as Black September invaded the Olympic Village, massacring the Israeli Olympic team. While the Munich terror was seen and felt around the world, the intensely secret aftermath of the event has remained largely unknown.

JFK: A Presidency Revealed
2:36:22

JFK: A Presidency Revealed

The History Channel November 18, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The 35th president of the US. He was the youngest ever to be elected president and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, after only serving two years in office. Kennedy's ...

The 35th president of the US. He was the youngest ever to be elected president and was assassinated on November 22, 1963, after only serving two years in office. Kennedy's life and the subsequent conspiracy theories surrounding his death have been the topic for many films.

Zero Dark Thirty
2:30:03

Zero Dark Thirty

SBS September 5, 2015

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin ...

For a decade, an elite team of intelligence and military operatives, working in secret across the globe, devoted themselves to a single goal: to find and eliminate Osama bin Laden.

Snow Monkey
2:29:20

Snow Monkey

SBS November 6, 2016

Civics and citizenship

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George ...

One of Australia's greatest photojournalists goes on a riveting first-hand journey through an Afghanistan never seen on the news. For almost 50 years, activist artist George Gittoes has stood on the frontlines of the world's most brutal conflicts and borne witness to the best and worst of humanity. Now living in Afghanistan's remote, Taliban-ruled Jalalabad province, Gittoes turns his attention to the lives of the children and outcasts of this war-torn land. He focuses on three gangs of children: the Ghostbusters, persecuted Kochi boys who hawk exorcisms of bad luck and demons; the Snow Monkeys, who sell ice-cream to support their families; and the Gangsters, a razor gang led by a nine-year-old antihero called Steel. With a deeply humane vision that won him the Sydney Peace Prize, Gittoes shows the unseen nature of Afghanistan's politics, culture and society, up close and startlingly personal.

Lincoln
2:24:35

Lincoln

One September 14, 2015

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to ...

As the Civil War continues to rage, America's president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves.

Straight Outta Compton
2:20:42

Straight Outta Compton

Foxtel Premiere July 17, 2016

Media arts

Music

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally ...

In the mid-1980s, the streets of Compton, California, were some of the most dangerous in the country. When five young men translated their experiences growing up into brutally honest music that rebelled against abusive authority, they gave an explosive voice to a silenced generation. Following the meteoric rise and fall of NWA, this film tells the astonishing story of how these youngsters revolutionised music and pop culture forever the moment they told the world the truth about life in the hood and ignited a cultural war.

A Time To Kill
2:20:11

A Time To Kill

One July 19, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In a southern Mississippi town the KKK is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a 10-year-old black girl.

In a southern Mississippi town the KKK is active and the tension is high when the black majority is angered at the raping and slaying of a 10-year-old black girl.

Born On The Fourth Of July
2:19:37

Born On The Fourth Of July

SBS April 9, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Struggling to overcome drug-addiction and depression, he turns his life around ...

An idealistic young American proudly enlists during the Vietnam War and returns a quadriplegic. Struggling to overcome drug-addiction and depression, he turns his life around and becomes an outspoken critic of the war. Based on the true story of Ron Kovic.

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
2:15:28

Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom

Masterpiece March 17, 2015

Media arts

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before ...

Based on South African President Nelson Mandela's autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President and working to rebuild the country's once segregated society.

Fight Club
2:13:18

Fight Club

Foxtel Action May 1, 2016

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground ...

A ticking-time-bomb insomniac and a slippery soap salesman channel primal male aggression into a shocking new form of therapy. Their concept catches on, with underground 'fight clubs' forming in every town, until a sensuous eccentric gets in the way and ignites an out-of-control spiral toward oblivion.

Little Children
2:11:04

Little Children

Masterpiece May 28, 2016

Media arts

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Literature

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. This film centres on a registered sex offender, a disgraced ex-police officer and a handful of middle-class suburban parents whose lives ...

Based on the novel by Tom Perrotta. This film centres on a registered sex offender, a disgraced ex-police officer and a handful of middle-class suburban parents whose lives unravel in the wake of an adulterous affair. Their lives will intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

12 Years a Slave
2:08:32

12 Years a Slave

SBS February 15, 2019

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

History

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one ...

In the years before the Civil War, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. Subjected to the cruelty of one malevolent owner, he also finds unexpected kindness from another, as he struggles to survive and maintain some of his dignity. In the 12 year of the disheartening ordeal, a chance meeting with an abolitionist from Canada changes Solomon's life forever.

Invictus
2:08:05

Invictus

Masterpiece October 23, 2015

English

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country.

The inspiring true story of how Nelson Mandela joined forces with the captain of South Africa's rugby team, Francois Pienaar, to help unite their country.

Snowden
2:07:48

Snowden

Premiere July 16, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

ICT capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is ...

Disillusioned with the intelligence community, top contractor Edward Snowden leaves his job at the National Security Agency. He now knows that a virtual mountain of data is being assembled to track all forms of digital communication - not just from foreign governments and terrorist groups, but from ordinary Americans. When Snowden decides to leak this classified information, he becomes a traitor to some, a hero to others and a fugitive from the law.

In the Name of the Father
2:07:22

In the Name of the Father

Masterpiece October 24, 2014

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Modern history

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this emotional true story directed by Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan as Gerry Conlon, one of four men coerced into signing false confessions ...

Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis stars in this emotional true story directed by Oscar nominee Jim Sheridan as Gerry Conlon, one of four men coerced into signing false confessions for the IRA bombing of the Guildford pub that killed five people.