Compass
28:05

Compass: De-stuffing Christmas

ABC December 25, 2009

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Australians had a bumper Christmas last year, spending 37 billion dollars over the festive period, much of it on Christmas presents. Yet according to a 2005 Australian ...

Australians had a bumper Christmas last year, spending 37 billion dollars over the festive period, much of it on Christmas presents. Yet according to a 2005 Australian Institute survey, 73 per cent of Australians say they would be happy for somebody to make a donation to a charity on their behalf as a substitute for a Christmas present. Figures like these have inspired some people to think about new ways of giving during the festive season.

Compass
28:20

Compass: The Sleeping Book

ABC December 27, 2009

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when it was ...

Two years ago Melbourne ophthalmologist Harry Lew began a mission to revive a story that began in a Polish town almost 70 years ago: a true story so terrible that when it was first published few could bear to read it. The Annihilation of Bialystoker Jewry is a meticulous account of a once thriving Polish town, its 60,000 Jewish residents and their systematic destruction by the Nazis during WW2. The book was written by one of Bialystok's few survivors, Rafael Rajzner, who had lost his whole family and endured a succession of concentration camps before starting a new life in Australia after the war.

The Circuit
52:01

The Circuit: Of Mice And Men

Season 2 Episode 5 SBS December 29, 2009

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Now back in the chair, Magistrate Peter Lockhart's standing is under threat when he is discovered helping disgraced elder Harry Pope, and a confrontation with Mick results in ...

Now back in the chair, Magistrate Peter Lockhart's standing is under threat when he is discovered helping disgraced elder Harry Pope, and a confrontation with Mick results in a surprising invitation for Drew.

Everyone Loves A Wedding
25:00

Everyone Loves A Wedding: Ep 6 Of 8

Season 1 Episode 6 SBS January 2, 2010

Intercultural understanding

Civics and citizenship

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

Asia and Australia

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This episode features two very different marriages with one thing in common: they are both arranged marriages.

This episode features two very different marriages with one thing in common: they are both arranged marriages.

Compass
55:19

Compass: Knocking

ABC January 2, 2010

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Following two Jehovah's Witness families who stand firm for their often controversial Christian faith, this episode opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses and reveals how they ...

Following two Jehovah's Witness families who stand firm for their often controversial Christian faith, this episode opens the door on Jehovah's Witnesses and reveals how they have helped shape history beyond the doorstep.

The Circuit
51:54

The Circuit: Swings And Roundabouts

Season 2 Episode 6 SBS January 5, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the final episode of series two, Drew's journey "home" is complete as he walks the land of his ancestors with Mick and the elders. Sam and Louise's wedding doesn't go off ...

In the final episode of series two, Drew's journey "home" is complete as he walks the land of his ancestors with Mick and the elders. Sam and Louise's wedding doesn't go off without a hitch, but Peter finally has a win at Jalwarra.

Salon Kitty: Stories from a Nazi Brothel
44:49

Salon Kitty: Stories from a Nazi Brothel

SBS2 January 7, 2010

Modern history

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at how Joseph Goebbels used the brothel, Salon Kitty in Berlin, as part of his spying network, with the women who worked there enticing secrets out of their clients, ...

Looks at how Joseph Goebbels used the brothel, Salon Kitty in Berlin, as part of his spying network, with the women who worked there enticing secrets out of their clients, including Italian Foreign Minister Count Ciano. According to the former caretaker's son-in-law, the bugged conversations were recorded on wax plates in the basement. Mysterious wiring and plug sockets were found by residents after the war.

Let Freedom Sing
1:33:58

Let Freedom Sing

ABC January 10, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Music

History

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This film talks to the songwriters, musicians and activists who popularised the music that gave hope and strength to the Civil Rights Movement.

This film talks to the songwriters, musicians and activists who popularised the music that gave hope and strength to the Civil Rights Movement.

Compass
29:16

Compass: Alexander Mccall Smith - The No. 1 Ladies' Man

ABC2 January 10, 2010

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Geraldine Doogue meets Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-selling authors made famous by a cheerful 'traditionally built' Botswanan female detective, the ...

Geraldine Doogue meets Alexander McCall Smith, one of the world's best-selling authors made famous by a cheerful 'traditionally built' Botswanan female detective, the principal of his No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series.

Compass
30:00

Compass: Sikhing Woopi

ABC January 24, 2010

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Religious studies

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Every year Australia's Sikh community holds its own mini-Olympics. We follow a local family through the big event for an intimate portrait of contemporary Sikh faith and culture.

Every year Australia's Sikh community holds its own mini-Olympics. We follow a local family through the big event for an intimate portrait of contemporary Sikh faith and culture.

Thalassa
20:55

Thalassa: Shadow Workers

SBS January 24, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Like all foreigners who try their luck in Dubai, the city's 500,000 construction workers are lured to Dubai by the prospect of quick money. But working conditions are ...

Like all foreigners who try their luck in Dubai, the city's 500,000 construction workers are lured to Dubai by the prospect of quick money. But working conditions are appalling, with low wages, rundown and overcrowded housing, and myriad occupational hazards. Yet Dubai's economic boom depends on its 'shadow workers' from countries like India, Pakistan and China.

Community Cop
51:00

Community Cop

SBS January 26, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
On one of the toughest beats in town, a cop puts down his gun and takes up a new style of policing. Community Cop follows Constable Andrew "AJ" Allen who works with the young ...

On one of the toughest beats in town, a cop puts down his gun and takes up a new style of policing. Community Cop follows Constable Andrew "AJ" Allen who works with the young African refugee community in the Flemington high-rise estate in inner city Melbourne.

Getting On
29:01

Getting On

ABC January 27, 2010

Media arts

Health and PE

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Irritable Ivy's (Pattie Bee) legacy sees Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand) in trouble over an alleged offensive remark she made in jest to male Matron Hilary (Ricky Grover).

Irritable Ivy's (Pattie Bee) legacy sees Nurse Kim Wilde (Jo Brand) in trouble over an alleged offensive remark she made in jest to male Matron Hilary (Ricky Grover).

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Great Ocean Road

SBS January 31, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Great Ocean Road is a stretch of road stretching along 300 kilometres of coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide. We speak to a selection of locals.

The Great Ocean Road is a stretch of road stretching along 300 kilometres of coastline from Melbourne to Adelaide. We speak to a selection of locals.

If Only
24:42

If Only

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 2, 2010

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This refreshing series is about something we've all thought about at one point in our lives - "if only" we'd done or said something else, things may have turned out ...

This refreshing series is about something we've all thought about at one point in our lives - "if only" we'd done or said something else, things may have turned out differently. It features people telling their personal stories about an event or decision in their past that they now regret.

Chimps Are People Too
46:09

Chimps Are People Too

SBS2 February 3, 2010

Biology

Science

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Danny Wallace is on a mission to convince the world that chimps are people too. He believes the time has come to make our hairy relatives part of the family. Our primate ...

Danny Wallace is on a mission to convince the world that chimps are people too. He believes the time has come to make our hairy relatives part of the family. Our primate brethren share 99.4 percent of our crucial DNA, and are more closely related to us than they are to gorillas. This being so, should they be afforded the same rights as people?

Cities Of Light
50:58

Cities Of Light: The Rise And Fall Of Islamic Spain

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS February 4, 2010

Religious studies

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Over a thousand years ago, in the south of Medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side-by-side. The intertwining of their culture and beliefs saw the blossoming of ...

Over a thousand years ago, in the south of Medieval Spain, Muslims, Christians and Jews lived side-by-side. The intertwining of their culture and beliefs saw the blossoming of great literature, architecture, philosophy, poetry and music. But greed, fear and intolerance saw this unique world vanish.

Thalassa
24:03

Thalassa: Montenegro Reborn

SBS February 7, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at how large-scale tourism development is transforming Montenegro's Bay of Kotor.

Looks at how large-scale tourism development is transforming Montenegro's Bay of Kotor.