Can GM Food Save The World?
52:08

Can GM Food Save The World?

SBS February 1, 2010

Science

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food ...

Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food production over the next 50 years - still using the same amount of land and dwindling supplies of water. Many plant scientists believe genetic modification is the answer. Can GM Food Save the World? introduces Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer, environmentalist and former entomologist, who is on a mission to find out if GM can really save the world.

Everest
49:57

Everest

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS2 May 4, 2010

Health and PE

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
At 8848m above sea level, the summit of Mt Everest lies in the death zone - a hostile area that's so high up, there is barely enough oxygen to stay alive. In this two-part ...

At 8848m above sea level, the summit of Mt Everest lies in the death zone - a hostile area that's so high up, there is barely enough oxygen to stay alive. In this two-part documentary series, we go on a journey with 60 doctors and scientists who are attempting to re-write our understanding of the human body. The doctors and scientists will experiment on themselves as they attempt to climb to the summit, turning Everest into the highest laboratory on earth.

River Monsters
48:29

River Monsters: Congo Killer

Season 2 Episode 4 ABC2 May 18, 2011

Science

Earth and environment

Geography

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Jeremy Wade travels to one of the few rivers left on earth that will still test a fisherman. The Congo, a river steeped in legends. Jeremy discovers that the truth is every ...

Jeremy Wade travels to one of the few rivers left on earth that will still test a fisherman. The Congo, a river steeped in legends. Jeremy discovers that the truth is every bit as frightening as the myth.

River Monsters
48:23

River Monsters: Silent Assassin

Season 3 Episode 3 ABC2 December 9, 2011

Science

Earth and environment

Geography

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Jeremy Wade travels to the Parana River in the remote north east corner of Argentina to investigate the death of a young girl. Once there he discovers a creature known locally ...

Jeremy Wade travels to the Parana River in the remote north east corner of Argentina to investigate the death of a young girl. Once there he discovers a creature known locally as 'River Dog'.

Dirt Game
55:06

Dirt Game: Reckoning

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC April 8, 2014

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Having finally unmasked and confronted the hostile boardroom faction, Brian helps fight the foreign take-over bid in a desperate attempt to save both AEL and CCR - not to ...

Having finally unmasked and confronted the hostile boardroom faction, Brian helps fight the foreign take-over bid in a desperate attempt to save both AEL and CCR - not to mention his own job.

Dirt Game
54:13

Dirt Game: A Land Down Under

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 December 1, 2009

Business and economics

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves ...

From dark tunnels deep underground and the vast expanse of the Australian desert to the slick boardrooms of London, the new six-part Australian drama series Dirt Game delves into the lives of the passionate men and women working in this tough business. Where one wrong move, either in the pit or in the boardroom, could be your last. A stellar cast, including Joel Edgerton, Shane Connor, Freya Stafford and Katie Wall, bring to life the world of mining and international corporate highflyers.

The Silk Road
49:57

The Silk Road

Episode 2 SBS February 12, 2017

Asia and Australia

History

Visual arts

Design and technologies

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often ...

In the second episode of his series tracing the story of the most famous trade route in history, Dr Sam Willis travels west to central Asia, to a part of the Silk Road often overlooked and yet the place of major innovations, big historical characters and a people - the Sogdian's - whose role was pivotal to its success. He travels through Tajikistan to meet the last survivors of that race and discovers how they were built by armies of captive craftsmen for one of the greatest conquerors the world has ever seen: Timur. He then goes back to school to learn where modern mathematics and astronomy were born.

The Island with Bear Grylls
46:55

The Island with Bear Grylls

SBS September 14, 2015

Media arts

Geography

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
In this special episode, Bear returns to meet the men and women who made it through the experiment and sees first-hand how they managed to survive for the past six weeks. He ...

In this special episode, Bear returns to meet the men and women who made it through the experiment and sees first-hand how they managed to survive for the past six weeks. He hears their reflections on their time on the island and shares his thoughts on how they have coped with the extremes.

Crocodile Dundee
1:31:17

Crocodile Dundee

Nine January 30, 2015

Media arts

Intercultural understanding

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A little culture shock hits the big city when crocodile wrangler Mick Dundee leaves the Aussie outback for Manhattan.

A little culture shock hits the big city when crocodile wrangler Mick Dundee leaves the Aussie outback for Manhattan.

My Trans American Road Trip
47:41

My Trans American Road Trip

ABC2/Kids March 3, 2017

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Ethical understanding

Geography

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The world's first transgender foreign affairs correspondent, former Parachute Regiment officer Abigail Austen, travels to America to discover why transgender rights have ...

The world's first transgender foreign affairs correspondent, former Parachute Regiment officer Abigail Austen, travels to America to discover why transgender rights have become a key election battleground.

Lighting A Candle
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Lighting A Candle

SBS2 January 28, 2011

Health and PE

Business and economics

English

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
More than 50 years ago Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband, Dr Reg Hamlin, started working amongst the poorest and most destitute women of Ethiopia. This program looks at ...

More than 50 years ago Dr Catherine Hamlin and her late husband, Dr Reg Hamlin, started working amongst the poorest and most destitute women of Ethiopia. This program looks at the current work being carried out by Dr Hamlin and the staff at the at the Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital as they provide free fistula repair surgery to poor women suffering from childbirth injuries.

Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In Lagos
58:41

Louis Theroux: Law And Disorder In Lagos

ABC2 December 17, 2012

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Louis Theroux explores a city changing so rapidly that formal structures of law and order can't really keep pace with ...

Lagos is one of the fastest growing cities in the world. Louis Theroux explores a city changing so rapidly that formal structures of law and order can't really keep pace with its population. In this film, Louis spends time with local youths (who call themselves Area Boys) who patrol the streets of Lagos, charging or extorting money from drivers and local businesses, and with KAI (Kick Against Indiscipline), a paramilitary state government group that routinely storms different districts of the city, bulldozing whole precincts and arresting hundreds if they can detect any violation of the state's environmental laws. At the apex of Area Boy life is MC, a former street youth who has become a friend of the most powerful men in the city. He is rich and powerful. He has guns, drives flash cars, lives in an enormous house with his own private mosque, and boasts a collection of European shoes that competes with that of Imelda Marcos. He is at the head of an organisation of street youths who bring him thousands of Naira generated from the seemingly random taxes they impose on the streets. As well as MC, Louis spends time with Area Boys lower down the hierarchy - including a local woman leader called Tawa and the gangs of youths who patrol the streets imposing their own version of order. With KAI, Louis joins a demolition team as it smashes through a row of shops that have been judged illegal. He talks to KAI officers as they marshal their assault as well as local businessmen who can only watch as their businesses are crushed before their eyes. Louis wrestles with life in a world that seems at times utterly lawless and corrupt, and other times strangely orderly and formal.

Papua New Guinea Special
53:54

Papua New Guinea Special: Colour Change

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV March 10, 2014

Personal and social capability

Geography

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In Papua New Guinea's remote Western Province the landowners are in a complex struggle with a multinational over their rights and environment. BHP has dumped billions of ...

In Papua New Guinea's remote Western Province the landowners are in a complex struggle with a multinational over their rights and environment. BHP has dumped billions of tonnes of tailings from their Ok Tedi copper mine into Papua New Guinea's largest river system since 1987. In 2001, landowners enlist the support of Australian lawyers to pressure the mine to clean up the mine waste. However the legal process took a dramatic turn when BHP decides to 'exit' the mine. In this story of greed and corruption, this powerful documentary explores the damage done to health, land and lives of the Papuan people by the Ok Tedi copper mine.

Colour Change
53:59

Colour Change

NITV August 4, 2014

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and ...

NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and petroleum company, responsible for dumping billions of tonnes of copper waste into their rivers.

Marathon Boy
1:01:12

Marathon Boy

ABC2 December 4, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
Budhia Singh was born in India and, at the age of three was sold by his impoverished mother to a street hawker. Destined to lead a desperate existence as a beggar, Budhia was ...

Budhia Singh was born in India and, at the age of three was sold by his impoverished mother to a street hawker. Destined to lead a desperate existence as a beggar, Budhia was rescued by Biranchi, a concerned judo coach, who ran an orphanage for slum children. It didn't take long for Budhia to reveal his remarkable talent for running, leading Biranchi to embark on a mission to turn Budhia into India's greatest runner. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Van Diemen's Land
1:40:22

Van Diemen's Land

SBS2 June 18, 2016

Media arts

History

Geography

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Sarah Island penal settlement, a place of brutal ...

The true story of Alexander Pearce, Australia's most notorious convict. In 1822, Pearce and seven fellow convicts escaped from Sarah Island penal settlement, a place of brutal treatment and punishment, only to find a world less forgiving - the Tasmanian wilderness. Winner of the New Visions Award at the Catalonian International Film Festival 2009.

The Vasectomist
52:01

The Vasectomist

SBS October 21, 2013

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

Religious studies

Geography

English

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
The world's population has now passed seven billion, double the number just 50 years ago. Over-population, combined with over-consumption, are considered to be the world's top ...

The world's population has now passed seven billion, double the number just 50 years ago. Over-population, combined with over-consumption, are considered to be the world's top environmental crises today and together they make all of the other challenges humanity faces that much harder to resolve. This powerful and thought provoking follows American urologist Dr Doug Stein on his lonely mission to help save the planet, one vasectomy at a time.

The Growing Anger Of Hunger
53:01

The Growing Anger Of Hunger

SBS November 2, 2009

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks behind the headlines of the food riots which have occurred in the last few years around the world, attempting to find possible explanations and solutions through ...

Looks behind the headlines of the food riots which have occurred in the last few years around the world, attempting to find possible explanations and solutions through investigations in Senegal, Haiti, Thailand, Japan, Mexico and India. This film also shows how the major international decision makers are currently responding to the crisis. In early 2008 in Cameroun, three days of rioting left 40 people dead. Around the world, over 30 other countries have witnessed similar riots.