The Cove
1:26:04

The Cove

ABC August 28, 2011

Health and PE

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Geography

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to ...

The Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove, tells the amazing true story of how an elite team of activists, filmmakers and freedivers embarked on a covert mission to penetrate a hidden cove in Japan, shining light on a dark and deadly secret. The mysteries they uncovered were only the tip of the iceberg.

Aluna
1:25:15

Aluna

NITV November 1, 2015

Earth and environment

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Part of NITV's environment focus, this feature length documentary goes back to twenty years ago, where the Kogi of Columbia reached out to caution the world about ...

Part of NITV's environment focus, this feature length documentary goes back to twenty years ago, where the Kogi of Columbia reached out to caution the world about environmental damage to the earth. Now, two decades later they reach out again to ask why their warnings have gone unheard.

Journey To The Earth's Core
1:24:47

Journey To The Earth's Core

The History Channel July 17, 2011

Earth and environment

Geography

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Every step we take, we walk over a fascinating world beneath our feet. What's there is not only a time machine of geologic history; it's a catalogue of multiple histories that ...

Every step we take, we walk over a fascinating world beneath our feet. What's there is not only a time machine of geologic history; it's a catalogue of multiple histories that tell the story of us and of our planet. Using the visual of a depth chart as a timeline of what has been buried and burrowed through over years, we'll pick the most engaging and unexpected stories across the world that cover examples of archaeology, technological achievement, natural history, anthropology, botany and geography in addition to geology.

Born Into Brothels
1:24:40

Born Into Brothels

ABC2 October 30, 2011

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In the dark underworld of Calcutta's overcrowded red light district appear a group of unforgettable children. Feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny - they are the children of ...

In the dark underworld of Calcutta's overcrowded red light district appear a group of unforgettable children. Feisty, courageous, and wickedly funny - they are the children of prostitutes. Born Into Brothels chronicles their transformational journey with New York based photographer Zana Briski. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

The Reef
1:23:50

The Reef

ABC2/Kids March 15, 2017

Media arts

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Hailed by critics as 'the scariest shark thriller since JAWS', this is the ultimate true story of survival set on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

Hailed by critics as 'the scariest shark thriller since JAWS', this is the ultimate true story of survival set on Australia's Great Barrier Reef.

When The Man Went South
1:23:07

When The Man Went South

NITV December 11, 2016

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A classic hero's journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, When The Man Went South captures a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom. A ...

A classic hero's journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, When The Man Went South captures a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom. A Tongan hunter named Flying Fox (Soane Prescott) who, upon the suggestion of his chief Singing Whale (Loketi Tatafu), ventures out from the comforts of his village to discover the mysterious ways of the world that exist beyond his own island, and about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to mediate their differences. A triumph of storytelling, filmed on the picturesque island of Eua, When The Man Went South is the first ever movie to be entirely shot on location in the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific. Follow the conversation on twitter: #NITV

Patience After Sebald
1:22:44

Patience After Sebald

SBS August 31, 2013

Literature

English

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
WG Sebald's renowned and influential novel, The Rings of Saturn, provides the backdrop to this lyrical documentary, which retraces the walk along the Suffolk Coast in England.

WG Sebald's renowned and influential novel, The Rings of Saturn, provides the backdrop to this lyrical documentary, which retraces the walk along the Suffolk Coast in England.

The Bikes of Wrath
1:21:09

The Bikes of Wrath

ABC June 30, 2019

Geography

Intercultural understanding

English

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Five Australian friends cycle from Oklahoma to California in honour of the Dust Bowl migration. The group explores whether America has progressed since John Steinbeck wrote ...

Five Australian friends cycle from Oklahoma to California in honour of the Dust Bowl migration. The group explores whether America has progressed since John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath, discussing the wealth gap and the 'American Dream'.

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago
1:21:05

Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago

Masterpiece October 1, 2016

Media arts

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A brilliant chronicle of modern-day pilgrims on the 800 km Camino de Santiago trek across Spain to the shrine of St James. No one can predict what demons, angels or ...

A brilliant chronicle of modern-day pilgrims on the 800 km Camino de Santiago trek across Spain to the shrine of St James. No one can predict what demons, angels or transformations await along the way.

One Lucky Elephant
1:21:04

One Lucky Elephant

SBS December 13, 2011

Geography

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Sixteen years have passed since circus owner David Balding adopted Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as part of his family and made the star of his ...

Sixteen years have passed since circus owner David Balding adopted Flora, the orphaned baby African elephant he lovingly raised as part of his family and made the star of his show. As Flora approaches adulthood, he realises that she is tired of performing. Concerned about Flora's well-being, David goes on a quest to find her a suitable home - not an easy decision to say the least, as the relationship between the two is a special one.

After The Wave
1:20:58

After The Wave

SBS December 14, 2014

Civics and citizenship

English

Geography

Media arts

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Ten years after the Boxing Day Tsunami comes new Australian documentary After The Wave; the untold story of Australia's extraordinary role in what became the world's greatest ...

Ten years after the Boxing Day Tsunami comes new Australian documentary After The Wave; the untold story of Australia's extraordinary role in what became the world's greatest forensic detective operation.

When The Man Went South
1:20:49

When The Man Went South

NITV June 12, 2016

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A classic hero's journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, When The Man Went South captures a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom. A ...

A classic hero's journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, When The Man Went South captures a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom. A Tongan hunter named Flying Fox (Soane Prescott) who, upon the suggestion of his chief Singing Whale (Loketi Tatafu), ventures out from the comforts of his village to discover the mysterious ways of the world that exist beyond his own island, and about his strengths as a man. During his journey he meets two warring villages and attempts to mediate their differences. A triumph of storytelling, filmed on the picturesque island of Eua, When The Man Went South is the first ever movie to be entirely shot on location in the Kingdom of Tonga, an archipelago in the South Pacific. Follow the conversation on twitter: #NITV

When the Man Went South
1:19:41

When the Man Went South

NITV December 1, 2018

Media arts

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A classic journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom.

A classic journey of discovery and survival in the remote South Pacific, a universal tale of courage and the search for wisdom.

Taking My Parents to Burning Man
1:19:30

Taking My Parents to Burning Man

SBS2 August 11, 2016

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
Burning Man is a controversial arts festival in Nevada desert, that is notorious for dust, destruction, and debauchery. Needless to say, it's not your average place for a ...

Burning Man is a controversial arts festival in Nevada desert, that is notorious for dust, destruction, and debauchery. Needless to say, it's not your average place for a family vacation. That is until Bryant decides to rip his parents from their day to day office jobs and throw them into an adventure of a lifetime.

Blackfish
1:19:24

Blackfish

ABC2 November 9, 2014

Geography

Science

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. The controversial documentary, Blackfish, shows the ...

Notorious killer whale Tilikum is responsible for the deaths of three individuals, including a top killer whale trainer. The controversial documentary, Blackfish, shows the sometimes devastating consequences of keeping such intelligent and sentient creatures in captivity.

Village at the End of the World
1:18:22

Village at the End of the World

NITV December 21, 2016

Media arts

Geography

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
A witty, surprising and ultimately feel good portrait of an isolated village of 59 people and 100 sledge dogs, surviving against the odds.

A witty, surprising and ultimately feel good portrait of an isolated village of 59 people and 100 sledge dogs, surviving against the odds.

Children Of The Tsunami

Children Of The Tsunami

ABC2 March 11, 2012

Geography

Intercultural understanding

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
One year on: the Japanese tsunami through the eyes of its youngest survivors. On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit by the greatest tsunami in a thousand years. Through compelling ...

One year on: the Japanese tsunami through the eyes of its youngest survivors. On March 11, 2011 Japan was hit by the greatest tsunami in a thousand years. Through compelling testimony from seven- to 10-year-old survivors, the film reveals how the deadly wave and the Fukushima nuclear accident have changed children's lives forever. Broadcast as part of ABC's Sunday Best.

New York
1:18:17

New York: The Centre of the World (1946-2003)

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 September 8, 2011

History

Geography

Modern History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
To understand the impact of September 11, this program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade centre' was first conceived in New York City. ...

To understand the impact of September 11, this program reaches back more than 50 years, to 1946 when the idea of a 'world trade centre' was first conceived in New York City. The final episode explores the physical, economic, and symbolic aftermath of the attack and examines what Americans can learn from the recovery effort about who they are and who they will be.