The Devil Wears Prada
1:42:12

The Devil Wears Prada

Ten December 11, 2016

English

Literature

Media arts

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

In New York, a naive young woman scores a job as the second assistant to one of the city's biggest magazine editors, Miranda Priestly of Runway fashion magazine.

The Great Gatsby
2:16:25

The Great Gatsby

FOXTEL Premiere November 3, 2014

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn ...

Midwest native Nick Carraway arrives in 1922 New York in search of the American dream. Nick, a would-be writer, moves in next-door to millionaire Jay Gatsby and becomes drawn into the captivating world of the wealthy.

The Tempest
2:34:15

The Tempest

Smooth/Arts February 25, 2019

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and ...

Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck this perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach. Inspired by reports of the first English colonies in the West Indies and imbued with a spirit of magic and the supernatural, The Tempest is Shakespeare's late great masterpiece of forgiveness, generosity and enlightenment.

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape
54:01

Today's Russia: A Literary Landscape

FOXTEL Arts November 14, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to ...

After the collapse of the USSR, the world stopped hearing so much about Russian writers. But that doesn't mean they stopped writing. This eye-opening film allows us to reconnect with what makes Russian literature so remarkable. With dramatic readings by Stephen Fry and award-winning original animations, the distinct worlds of some of Russia's most powerful imaginations are bought to life. Six contemporary Russian authors take us on a journey through the country's literature, its influences, its role in shaping social and political change and its relationship with power. This program showcases some of Russia's most remarkable modern talent with intimate personal encounters with Russia's most talented contemporary authors. In Moscow we march with the poet who leads many of the anti-Putin demonstrations, and we sit in the flat of the former scientist who only turned to writing after she fell afoul of the KGB in the 1970s. We meet the former Special Forces officer who writes touchingly of provincial life, but idolises Mickey Rourke, 50 Cent - and Stalin. We are taken by a master of chilling horror stories to the secret spot in Moscow's Gorky Park where the old Soviet-era rides of her childhood are being dismantled. Audiences will discover writers like the astounding Armenian writer, Ludmila Ulitskaya, who spent her entire adult life writing an 1000-page fantasy masterpiece. Lastly, the film treats audiences to an exclusive interview with Russia's most scandalous and violent literary novelist Vladimir Sorokin (critically acclaimed by the New York Review of Books) who compared the ruling Putin clique to the medieval torturers who served Ivan the Terrible. This program allows audiences to question not only what they thought they knew about Russian literature but also what they think they know about Russia. Each writer has their own surprising voice, often with more in common with Julian Barnes and Jonathan Franzen than Gogol or Tolstoy.

Twelfth Night
2:58:09

Twelfth Night

Foxtel Arts April 16, 2016

English

Literature

Drama

Literacy

11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled ...

Recorded live from the Shakespeare Globe Theatre. Starring Samuel Barnett as Sebastian, Liam Brennan as Orsino, Paul Chahidi as Maria and directed by Dominic Dromgoole. Filled with a cast of unforgettable characters, Twelfth Night combines cruelty with high comedy and the pangs of unrequited love with some of the subtlest poetry and most exquisite songs Shakespeare ever wrote. Shakespeare Globe Theatre revisits their award-winning Twelfth Night production in 2002 with an all-male Original Practices production, exploring clothing, music, dance and settings possible in the Globe of around 1601.

Unschooled: Save Our Future
1:07:16

Unschooled: Save Our Future

NITV April 23, 2017

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Save our Future founder Charlotte Austin Jordan began dedicating her life to reaching inner city teens after experiencing her own personal tragedies.

Waiting For Superman
1:46:28

Waiting For Superman

FOXTEL Premiere February 29, 2012

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how ...

From Davis Guggenheim, the Oscar-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth, comes this deeply personal exploration of the current state of public education in the US and how it is affecting children. Fuelled by his conscience and electrified by the possibilities for change, Guggenheim sets off on a probing journey into the lives of five unforgettable kids whose dreams, hopes and untapped potential reveal all that it is at stake at this critical moment.

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For
1:17:03

We Are The People We've Been Waiting For

ABC2 September 29, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

Numeracy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to ...

A landmark documentary reveals a very inconvenient truth about education. This film looks at whether the current UK education system gives young people enough opportunity to develop their talents. How much are children being failed by a system that was created at the time of the industrial revolution?

We Built A School in Africa
23:12

We Built A School in Africa

Nine September 28, 2013

Literacy

Geography

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Two young Australian's realised that the best way to make a difference in the poverty and conflict-stricken country of Uganda was to build a school. Then they cleaned up the ...

Two young Australian's realised that the best way to make a difference in the poverty and conflict-stricken country of Uganda was to build a school. Then they cleaned up the water supply, started a clinic and carved out a farm.

Why Do We Talk?
51:05

Why Do We Talk?

SBS June 29, 2010

Biology

Literacy

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did ...

Across the world, 6000 different languages are spoken and the average human speaks 370 million words in their lifetime. But where did language come from? And how and why did we learn to speak? From Chinese whispers at Edinburgh University to singing in Vienna and a man in Boston who has filmed the first three years of his son's life as he learns to speak, a new generation of linguists is unlocking the secrets of how and why we developed our remarkable ability for language. Why Do We Talk? discovers the reason why we are born to talk.

Wordplay
1:25:21

Wordplay

SBS April 2, 2017

English

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle, its editor Will Shortz and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base Shortz has built and nurtured during his 12-year ...

An in-depth look at The New York Times crossword puzzle, its editor Will Shortz and the wonderfully unique and loyal fan base Shortz has built and nurtured during his 12-year tenure at the paper. Crossword aficionados Bill Clinton and Jon Stewart speak about their love and fascination for the New York Times' particular brand of crossword. The film also takes us to the final of the American Crossword Puzzle Tournament where the top three contestants compete in front of a room full of admirers.