The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey
3:00:29

The Ghan: Australia's Greatest Train Journey

SBS January 7, 2018

Geography

Science

Indigenous Australians

11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
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An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical ...

An Australian first foray into the slow TV movement, this is an immersive journey on Australia's most iconic railway that reveals, in real time, the stunning topographical vistas and dramatic palette changes from Adelaide to Darwin, while unpacking our Indigenous, multicultural and social history in the most surprising way. The train line and subsequent development of central Australia and the growth of Darwin, Alice Springs, and Port Augusta can be attributed to local Indigenous communities' knowledge of surviving the harsh desert, as well as early immigrants, including Europeans, Chinese and the Afghan cameleers the Ghan is named after.

Snow Monkey
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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.

The Way Back
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The Way Back

Nine April 14, 2018

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them ...

In 1941, three men reach India from Tibet, having walked 4000 miles after escaping a Siberian gulag. The film tells their story and that of four others who escaped with them and a teenage girl who joins them in flight. They face freezing nights, lack of food and water, mosquitoes, an endless desert, the Himalayas, and moral questions of when to leave someone behind. Starring Colin Farrell, Ed Harris, Jim Sturgess, Dragos Bucur.

Gasland II
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Gasland II

Showcase December 18, 2013

Geography

Personal and social capability

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the original 2010 film Gasland, director Josh Fox profiled hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting a pressurised mixture of water, sand and chemicals ...

In the original 2010 film Gasland, director Josh Fox profiled hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the process of injecting a pressurised mixture of water, sand and chemicals down a drilled well, causing layers of rock deep in the earth to crack and release natural gas. The film inspired a national dialogue over the multi-layered environmental dangers potentially at risk. With Gasland Part II, Fox examines the long-term impact of the controversial process, including claims of poisonous water, earthquakes and neurological damage, placing his focus on the people across the globe who say their lives have been irreparably changed.

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
1:57:42

The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Masterpiece June 13, 2016

Intercultural understanding

Personal and social capability

Geography

Media arts

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with long-term residents and only a single remaining vacancy, co-managers Muriel and Sonny pursue their expansionist dream ...

Now that The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full up with long-term residents and only a single remaining vacancy, co-managers Muriel and Sonny pursue their expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

Forecast For Disaster
1:56:48

Forecast For Disaster: La Nina Strikes

The Weather Channel May 14, 2011

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the ...

Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the country's most devastating weather events on record. As Australia still counts the cost, this exclusive documentary looks behind the human tragedy and explains the culmination of extreme weather conditions that led to Black Saturday.

Where To Invade Next
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Where To Invade Next

SBS February 26, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Ethical understanding

Intercultural understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet. In this riveting documentary, Moore plays ...

Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative, subversive and hilarious documentary yet. In this riveting documentary, Moore plays the role of the 'invader', visiting a host of nations including Italy, France, Germany and Tunisia to commandeer policies and ideas that will improve prospects in America. What he finds is that the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already exist in the world - they're just waiting to be captured.

The Beach
1:54:16

The Beach

SBS2 April 4, 2016

Media arts

Geography

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Richard, a brash young American traveller in search of exotic experiences leads his friends to a secret island paradise off the coast of Thailand, only to find that those who ...

Richard, a brash young American traveller in search of exotic experiences leads his friends to a secret island paradise off the coast of Thailand, only to find that those who discovered paradise first are willing to kill to keep it for themselves. (From the US & the UK) (Movie, 2000) (Thriller) MA (V,S) Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, Patcharawan Patarakjijanon Director: Danny Boyle

Into The Deep - America, Whaling And The World
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Into The Deep - America, Whaling And The World

SBS March 29, 2011

Business and economics

History

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. ...

For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century, to its precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the world's most multicultural workforce, and shrunk the globe by bringing once remote reaches of the earth into contact as never before - all the while capturing the American imagination.

Beaconsfield
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Beaconsfield

Nine April 22, 2012

English

Media arts

History

Personal and social capability

Geography

Health and PE

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
On Anzac Day 2006 the Beaconsfield gold mine collapsed, trapping Todd Russell and Brant Webb for 15 days in an area the size of a dog kennel. This is the gripping story of the ...

On Anzac Day 2006 the Beaconsfield gold mine collapsed, trapping Todd Russell and Brant Webb for 15 days in an area the size of a dog kennel. This is the gripping story of the miners who rescued them, the media who covered the rescue, and the families they left behind.

San Andreas
1:49:41

San Andreas

FOXTEL Premiere November 30, 2016

Media arts

Geography

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue chopper pilot makes a dangerous journey with his ex-wife across the state in order to rescue his daughter.

The Impossible
1:48:34

The Impossible

SBS Viceland September 10, 2018

Media arts

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami. Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days ...

A powerful story based on one family's survival of the 2004 tsunami. Maria, Henry and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise, but on the morning of December 26, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the centre of the Earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her. Based on a true story, this is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. However, the true-life terror is tempered by the unexpected displays of compassion, courage and simple kindness that Maria and her family encounter during the darkest hours of their lives.

The Day After Tomorrow
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The Day After Tomorrow

7Mate May 13, 2018

Media arts

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This video has closed captioning
When global warning triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze ...

When global warning triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam and a small band of survivors attempt to ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than any they've ever encountered: Mother Nature.

18 Years Later
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18 Years Later

SBS2 August 13, 2016

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Brothers Mirko and Genziano haven't had contact in 18 years. Genziano is a successful London stockbroker and Mirko is still in Rome helping the family business. When their ...

Brothers Mirko and Genziano haven't had contact in 18 years. Genziano is a successful London stockbroker and Mirko is still in Rome helping the family business. When their father dies, they are reunited and forced to hit the road together in a vintage Morgan car, driving their father's ashes to Calabria. The brothers have to cope with a broken down car, strange motels and hitchhiking, as well as years of suppressed anger, jealousy and resentment. Will they make it to Calabria in one piece, and can they bury the past?

Tracks
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Tracks

One January 26, 2017

Media arts

Personal and social capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, who leaves the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert, accompanied by only her dog and ...

The remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, who leaves the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert, accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels.

Crude
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Crude

ABC2 September 30, 2012

Earth and environment

Geography

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic ...

Three years in the making, this cinema-verite feature from acclaimed filmmaker Joe Berlinger (Brother's Keeper, Paradise Lost, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) is the epic story of one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet. An inside look at the infamous $27 billion 'Amazon Chernobyl' case, Crude is a real-life high stakes legal drama set against a backdrop of the environmental movement, global politics, celebrity activism, human rights advocacy, the media, multinational corporate power, and rapidly-disappearing indigenous cultures. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

The Tundra Book
1:45:09

The Tundra Book

NITV September 16, 2013

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's noon and -37C on Chukotka peninsula. A blistering wind slices across the Tundra. In the magnificent landscape of Russia's Arctic Circle, just across the Bering Strait ...

It's noon and -37C on Chukotka peninsula. A blistering wind slices across the Tundra. In the magnificent landscape of Russia's Arctic Circle, just across the Bering Strait from Alaska, 72-year-old patriarch Vukvukai leads his Indigenous Chukchi family in caring for their herd of 14,000 reindeer. Subtly directed by Aleksei Vakrushev, an award-winning Inuk filmmaker from Chukotka, The Tundra Book provides a rare and stunning glimpse into a world still intertwined with the oldest rhythms of life.

The Trip to Italy
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The Trip to Italy

ABC May 30, 2016

Media arts

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film The Trip , took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - or semi-fictionalised versions thereof - on a restaurant tour ...

Michael Winterbottom's largely improvised 2010 film The Trip , took comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon - or semi-fictionalised versions thereof - on a restaurant tour around northern England. In this witty and incisive follow-up, Winterbottom reunites the pair for a new culinary road trip, retracing the steps of the Romantic poets' grand tour of Italy and indulging in some sparkling banter and impersonation-offs. Rewetting our palates from the earlier film, the characters enjoy mouth-watering meals in gorgeous settings from Liguria to Capri while riffing on subjects as varied as Batman's vocal register, the artistic merits of Jagged Little Pill, and, of course, the virtue of sequels. Winterbottom trains his camera to capture the idyllic Italian landscape and the gastronomic treasures being prepared and consumed while keeping the film centred on the crackling chemistry between the two leads. This film effortlessly melds the brilliant comic interplay between Coogan and Brydon into quieter moments of self-reflection, letting audiences into their insightful ruminations on the nuances of friendship and the juggling of family and career. The result is a biting portrait of modern-day masculinity.