Thalassa
24:58

Thalassa: Jellyfish Day

SBS February 20, 2011

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One day a year in the town of Jiegou in China, the harbour prepares for a short but very profitable campaign - the harvesting of a tidal wave of jellyfish - a delicacy in ...

One day a year in the town of Jiegou in China, the harbour prepares for a short but very profitable campaign - the harvesting of a tidal wave of jellyfish - a delicacy in China. For the fishermen, the long wait is worth it - the money made from the catch accounts for about a third of their yearly income.

Thalassa
18:24

Thalassa: Cotton Across The Atlantic

SBS September 12, 2010

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Is the American cotton industry in crisis? Not according to cotton exporter Jeff, whose company alone manages four million bales of cotton each year, a billion-dollar annual ...

Is the American cotton industry in crisis? Not according to cotton exporter Jeff, whose company alone manages four million bales of cotton each year, a billion-dollar annual turnover. One harvest will head to Turkey, before being re-imported to the US as T-shirts or luxury towels.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Great Ocean Road

SBS January 31, 2010

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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.

Thalassa
19:19

Thalassa: Apples For The World

SBS March 7, 2010

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Looks at how apple-picking is a good way for backpackers to earn money when travelling in Australia. French Charles and Nino, Japanese Junko and Korean Yunen work seasonal ...

Looks at how apple-picking is a good way for backpackers to earn money when travelling in Australia. French Charles and Nino, Japanese Junko and Korean Yunen work seasonal small jobs in Victoria to help finance their trips.

Big Dreamers
54:45

Big Dreamers

ABC April 4, 2010

Visual arts

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English

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Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar-producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia. Tully is renowned for its endless sugar fields and...rain. One day ...

Once upon a time there was a tiny sugar-producing township called Tully in Far North Queensland, Australia. Tully is renowned for its endless sugar fields and...rain. One day the townsfolk were shocked by the devastating news that Brazil had dumped its sugar on the world market. "What will we do?" they cried, "We will all be ruined." Not being one to knock back a challenge, life-time resident and Rotary Club member Ron Hunt calls a meeting with the town leaders to see what can be done to save Tully from financial rack and ruin. Ron proposes to build The World's Biggest Gumboot in honour of Tully's record rainfall of 7.98 metres in 1950.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: The Aral Sea Resurrected

SBS October 10, 2010

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The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. Once the world's fourth-largest inland saline body of water the Aral Sea has been steadily ...

The Aral Sea lies between Kazakhstan in the north and Uzbekistan in the south. Once the world's fourth-largest inland saline body of water the Aral Sea has been steadily shrinking since the 1960s after the rivers that fed it were diverted by Soviet Union irrigation projects. There is now an ongoing effort in Kazakhstan supported by a Danish humanitarian group, Aral Tenizi, to save and replenish the North Aral Sea.

Thalassa
24:59

Thalassa: Crisis In The Carteret Islands

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS April 11, 2010

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The residents of the low-lying Carteret Islands have the sad claim to be the planet's first climate change refugees. At certain points, the sea has advanced 50 metres inland, ...

The residents of the low-lying Carteret Islands have the sad claim to be the planet's first climate change refugees. At certain points, the sea has advanced 50 metres inland, uprooting coconut trees and even splitting one of the islands in two.

Thalassa
24:58

Thalassa: Norway's Nuclear Problem

SBS December 5, 2010

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Radioactive material from the Sellafield nuclear plant in the UK has been detected in Norwegian waters. The Sellafield plant was built over fifty years ago by the British ...

Radioactive material from the Sellafield nuclear plant in the UK has been detected in Norwegian waters. The Sellafield plant was built over fifty years ago by the British government to produce electricity and plutonium for the making of atomic bombs. Now it has reconverted into a nuclear waste processing plant, but security is still not guaranteed and fires, leakage and accidental toxic discharge have occurred over the years.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: Pioneers Of Patagonia

SBS November 28, 2010

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With its complex maze of fjords, islands and channels, Aisen, in Patagonia is a beautiful but inhospitable area. It was opened up to settlement in the 1980s with the ...

With its complex maze of fjords, islands and channels, Aisen, in Patagonia is a beautiful but inhospitable area. It was opened up to settlement in the 1980s with the construction of the Southern Highway. Together with plots of land allocated to would-be settlers from all over Chile, the highway was part of a colonisation policy aimed at improving the country's access to the sea and its resources, as well as asserting its sovereignty in border disputes with neighbouring Argentina.

Thalassa
25:00

Thalassa: The Floating Courthouse

SBS March 27, 2011

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In the Amazon port of Macapa, the Tribuna is ready to begin its trip. Its passenger list includes a judge, a lawyer, a bailiff and court clerks. Indeed, this boat is a ...

In the Amazon port of Macapa, the Tribuna is ready to begin its trip. Its passenger list includes a judge, a lawyer, a bailiff and court clerks. Indeed, this boat is a floating court. It travels down the Amazon to bring the law to remote communities in the Bailique archipelago, 150 kilometres away.

Thalassa
27:03

Thalassa: Enzo - The Ulysses Of The Deep/The Many Lives Of Tara

SBS October 9, 2011

Civics and citizenship

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The inspiring story of Enzo Maiorca, a free-diving legend and world record holder. The Many Lives of the Tara - The unusual story of the schooner Tara which has sailed in both ...

The inspiring story of Enzo Maiorca, a free-diving legend and world record holder. The Many Lives of the Tara - The unusual story of the schooner Tara which has sailed in both Arctic and Antarctic waters. The boat's history spans 20 years during which she's had three owners.

Thalassa
24:52

Thalassa: Salt Mine Of Araya

SBS February 14, 2010

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Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf revisits the Araya salt mine, the setting of her 1959 prize-winning film Araya; and Round the World - French school kids learn about ...

Venezuelan filmmaker Margot Benacerraf revisits the Araya salt mine, the setting of her 1959 prize-winning film Araya; and Round the World - French school kids learn about globalisation from Thalassa stories.

First Contact
53:06

First Contact

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS November 18, 2014

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Indigenous Australians

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11-12
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More than six out of ten people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. Legendary journalist Ray Martin takes a group of six non ...

More than six out of ten people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with Aboriginal people. Legendary journalist Ray Martin takes a group of six non Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with varied opinions, and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.

First Contact
53:15

First Contact

Season 2 Episode 3 NITV December 1, 2016

English

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Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

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11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In this final episode of First Contact season two, the group finds themselves at the West Kimberley Regional Prison to experience what life is like in an Aboriginal prison. As ...

In this final episode of First Contact season two, the group finds themselves at the West Kimberley Regional Prison to experience what life is like in an Aboriginal prison. As night falls, they have a decision to make. A cell is available. Who in the group will take up the offering of joining the 10,000 Indigenous people locked up every night in Australia? In the morning, the group heads due east to the tiny town of Coen in far north Queensland, one of four communities to be part of a radical welfare reform experiment. They experience a controversial teaching technique that aims to close the education gap and get Aboriginal kids reading, writing and ultimately into work to escape the cycle of welfare dependency, and debate and opinions are stirred up again.

First Contact
54:02

First Contact

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS November 19, 2014

English

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Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

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11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst ...

The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there's hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travellers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk and vulnerable. It's not long before tempers flare.

First Contact
52:04

First Contact: Reunion

Season 2 Episode 4 SBS December 1, 2016

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Indigenous Australians

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For the first time after their immersive four-week journey in Aboriginal Australia, the participants of First Contact season two - singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, ex-One ...

For the first time after their immersive four-week journey in Aboriginal Australia, the participants of First Contact season two - singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield, TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, comedian Tom Ballard, former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris, and actress Nicki Wendt - reunite in a special forum hosted by Rhoda Roberts to discuss their experience and how it has impacted them.

First Contact
52:19

First Contact

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS November 20, 2014

English

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Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

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11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to ...

After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to discover what life is like on the inside.

First Contact
54:52

First Contact

Season 2 Episode 2 NITV November 30, 2016

English

History

Geography

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Indigenous Australians

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into ...

Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season, over three big nights. In this episode, the group heads due south towards the tiny town of Elliott, half way between Darwin and Alice Springs, and a place that has been called the 'forgotten town'. They meet local 'SK' who currently lives in a four-bedroom house with anywhere up to 20 other people. Natalie and Nicki are both shocked by what they are seeing in their own country. Then the six separate as the women head to Cootamundra and the men to Kempsey to visit sites of the former girls' and boys' homes that the Stolen Generations were sent to.