Religulous
1:41:13

Religulous

ABC2 January 22, 2012

Religious studies

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In this new documentary from director Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld), comedian and TV host Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) takes a pilgrimage ...

In this new documentary from director Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld), comedian and TV host Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) takes a pilgrimage across the globe on a mind-opening journey into the ultimate taboo: questioning religion. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

Thalassa
24:48

Thalassa: Claire's Creatures

SBS August 15, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
33-year-old Claire Nouvian is a documentary filmmaker and a curator at the Paris Museum of Natural History. She has a passion for mysterious creatures from the depths of the ...

33-year-old Claire Nouvian is a documentary filmmaker and a curator at the Paris Museum of Natural History. She has a passion for mysterious creatures from the depths of the ocean. She accompanies researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute in California as they probe the depths of the Monterey Canyon using a remote-controlled submersible to observe and capture the amazing creatures that live there.

Thalassa
23:59

Thalassa: Singapore's Subway

SBS October 30, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A look at the new metro line, the longest in the world, in Singapore, and French expatriates living in the tiny country; Tasmanian Success Story - The story of Robert ...

A look at the new metro line, the longest in the world, in Singapore, and French expatriates living in the tiny country; Tasmanian Success Story - The story of Robert Clifford, Tasmania's most successful ever shipbuilder.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Waves Of Mehdia

SBS February 6, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
On the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the small town of Mehdia is known for its beautiful beach and its surf. But it's also notorious for the unusually high number of fatalities ...

On the Atlantic coast of Morocco, the small town of Mehdia is known for its beautiful beach and its surf. But it's also notorious for the unusually high number of fatalities at sea.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Fishing for the Future

SBS November 7, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Itaparica is Brazil's largest island. Its beaches and stunning coral reef are popular with fishermen and eco-tourists alike. But behind the facade lies another reality, that ...

Itaparica is Brazil's largest island. Its beaches and stunning coral reef are popular with fishermen and eco-tourists alike. But behind the facade lies another reality, that of the degradation of the island's marine environment. Ex-fisherman turned environmentalist Ze Pescador plays a key role at PRO-MAR, an NGO which promotes marine protection and fights against over-fishing and dynamite fishing.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Curse Of K-19

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 17, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 had a series of lethal accidents in the 1960s and 70s. In 1961, a leak occurred in the reactor cooling system and, in order to avoid an ...

Soviet nuclear submarine K-19 had a series of lethal accidents in the 1960s and 70s. In 1961, a leak occurred in the reactor cooling system and, in order to avoid an explosion, twelve men entered the reactor room and performed repairs that led to their death from radiation exposure. In 1972, a fire broke out near the torpedo room, killing 28 men.

Thalassa
25:19

Thalassa: Nicaragua - Coast To Coast

SBS November 14, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
A trip across Nicaragua, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, with the huge Lake Nicaragua between the two. Along the way, we meet a French couple who own the largest ...

A trip across Nicaragua, from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast, with the huge Lake Nicaragua between the two. Along the way, we meet a French couple who own the largest coffee plantation in the country, but run it on Sandinista principles, providing jobs, education and health care to the locals, helping them buy their own land and grow coffee in an environmentally and ethically sustainable way.

Thalassa
24:37

Thalassa: Filipino Seamen

SBS March 14, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Delves into the lives of Filipino container ship seamen who represent a quarter of the world's maritime industry workforce. It also looks at a seafarers' school in the ...

Delves into the lives of Filipino container ship seamen who represent a quarter of the world's maritime industry workforce. It also looks at a seafarers' school in the Philippines where teenagers learn about military-like discipline and acquire their education.

Thalassa
21:54

Thalassa: Oysters In Danger

SBS May 1, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Oysters have been dying at many locations along the French coastline, especially in Brittany and the Charentes-Maritimes. (In French, English subtitles); Endangered ...

Oysters have been dying at many locations along the French coastline, especially in Brittany and the Charentes-Maritimes. (In French, English subtitles); Endangered Lighthouses - Brittany's lighthouses, nearly all of them now automated and unmanned, are slowly deteriorating to the point of no return.

The Swenkas
1:11:54

The Swenkas

SBS November 27, 2007

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Business and economics

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Imagine a group of men from tough backgrounds who try to make their living as labourers, miners, and security guards in post apartheid South Africa. Now imagine this same ...

Imagine a group of men from tough backgrounds who try to make their living as labourers, miners, and security guards in post apartheid South Africa. Now imagine this same group of men donning their Pierre Cardin suits and engaging in underground fashion shows every Saturday night for prizes, and more importantly - self-respect. Danish filmmaker Jeppe Ronde's The Swenkas takes its title from the name by which these men are known.

Thalassa
25:05

Thalassa: Fishermen Of Tyre

SBS August 29, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tyre is a large city in southern Lebanon. Nearly two years after the 2006 summer war between the Lebanon-based Hezbollah organisation and the Israeli army, this documentary ...

Tyre is a large city in southern Lebanon. Nearly two years after the 2006 summer war between the Lebanon-based Hezbollah organisation and the Israeli army, this documentary looks at how life goes on, through the eyes of three young fishermen - Hassan, Khamal and Shadi, and at their sometimes perilous activity close to the Israeli border.

Thalassa
24:56

Thalassa: Treasure Of The Red Algae

SBS August 8, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Every summer, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, men, women and children are busy harvesting red algae, a precious commodity that arouses great interest amongst the local ...

Every summer, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, men, women and children are busy harvesting red algae, a precious commodity that arouses great interest amongst the local community and even more so abroad. Only permitted during the summer months, the harvest helps to support thousands of families in dozens of villages along kilometres of coastline. However, danger is everywhere, and each year many accidents occur.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Desalination: A Mixed Blessing?

SBS August 22, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Near Almeria in Southern Spain's Andalusia, thousands of greenhouses stretch as far as the eye can see along the coast. Each year they yield millions of tonnes of fruit and ...

Near Almeria in Southern Spain's Andalusia, thousands of greenhouses stretch as far as the eye can see along the coast. Each year they yield millions of tonnes of fruit and vegetables thanks to desalinated sea water. But the area has also become a magnet for tourists and property developers, endangering the Cabo de Gata nature park.

Thalassa
23:16

Thalassa: Big Games In Macao/The Dahlak Archipelago

SBS September 26, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Macau has overtaken Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, but there's another side to it, on the quiet, green island of Coloane; and The Dahlak Archipelago - Only a ...

Macau has overtaken Las Vegas as the gambling capital of the world, but there's another side to it, on the quiet, green island of Coloane; and The Dahlak Archipelago - Only a few venture to the inhospitable but pristine islands of the Dahlak Archipelago in Eritrea.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Volcano Islands

SBS January 23, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Nicolas is a vulcanologist who visits the craters of dormant or active volcanoes in the Caribbean islands, and taking sulphuric gas samples, monitors their activity in the ...

Nicolas is a vulcanologist who visits the craters of dormant or active volcanoes in the Caribbean islands, and taking sulphuric gas samples, monitors their activity in the hope of predicting when the next eruption will occur. Volcanoes are now an asset on the island of Dominica where the local people have gone into eco-tourism, transforming hot springs in their backyards into thermotherapy centres.

Thalassa
24:50

Thalassa: Salvador De Bahia - An African City/Nicole Van De Kerchove

SBS August 1, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Salvador de Bahia's 'Black Power' is located in the neighbourhood of Liberdade, the largest black shantytown in Brazil. Plus, atribute to Nicole van de Kerchove, a talented ...

Salvador de Bahia's 'Black Power' is located in the neighbourhood of Liberdade, the largest black shantytown in Brazil. Plus, atribute to Nicole van de Kerchove, a talented French woman sailor who died in Patagonia, Chile, in February 2008.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Musicians Of Cape Verde

SBS April 25, 2010

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Looks at the arid and isolated archipelago of Cape Verde where music is a central part of the life of the islanders, as it reflects the harsh past of the people and the ...

Looks at the arid and isolated archipelago of Cape Verde where music is a central part of the life of the islanders, as it reflects the harsh past of the people and the current economic difficulties.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Kivalina - A Disappearing Village

SBS April 10, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Earth and environment

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
The small Eskimo village of Kivalina in Alaska is facing an uncertain future. This community of hunters and fishermen is suffering due to the effects of global warming which ...

The small Eskimo village of Kivalina in Alaska is facing an uncertain future. This community of hunters and fishermen is suffering due to the effects of global warming which is causing severe erosion to their coast. As their land looks set to disappear, Kivalina residents have decided to take legal action against the largest American oil companies.