Vatican: Life Within
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Vatican: Life Within

National Geographic April 22, 2011

Religious studies

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
For the first time, eight Vatican insiders break their silence and talk about their duties in the shadow of the Pope. Their stories, combined with unique images, provide an ...

For the first time, eight Vatican insiders break their silence and talk about their duties in the shadow of the Pope. Their stories, combined with unique images, provide an exclusive insight into the world of the Vatican.

Amsterdam Vice
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Amsterdam Vice: Ep 4 of 8

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS2 April 10, 2011

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Geography

Intercultural understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Follows the detectives from the Amsterdam Vice Squad. The squad has a unique mandate as it operates within the liberal experiment that is modern Amsterdam, a city facing ...

Follows the detectives from the Amsterdam Vice Squad. The squad has a unique mandate as it operates within the liberal experiment that is modern Amsterdam, a city facing increasing tensions between racial and religious groups, as well as being the centre of the European sex traffic trade and the drug mule trails from Africa.

My Country China: A Way Out
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My Country China: A Way Out

BBC World News April 15, 2011

Asia and Australia

Literacy

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
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This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring ...

This film follows three Chinese students from different backgrounds striving to survive. Through their experiences the program evaluates China's education system, exploring options for students in a country where success is the only thing that matters.

Vietnam Symphony
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Vietnam Symphony

STUDIO July 26, 2010

Music

History

Personal and social capability

Languages

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In 1965, as the Vietnam War intensified and Hanoi faced the threat of massive US bombing, students and teachers from the National Conservatory of Music were forced to flee the ...

In 1965, as the Vietnam War intensified and Hanoi faced the threat of massive US bombing, students and teachers from the National Conservatory of Music were forced to flee the city for the relative safety of a small village in the countryside. With the help of villagers, they built an entire campus underground, creating a maze of hidden tunnels, connecting an auditorium and classrooms. Here, as the war raged around them, they lived, studied and played music for five years.

JK Rowling
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JK Rowling

7two May 15, 2010

English

Literature

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Join us for never-seen-before, unprecedented access into the life of the world's most famous author, JK Rowling. Taking place over a full year, a usually camera-shy Rowling ...

Join us for never-seen-before, unprecedented access into the life of the world's most famous author, JK Rowling. Taking place over a full year, a usually camera-shy Rowling reveals her life and what is behind her creative drive, resulting in an intimate portrait of this very private author. Gain a unique insight into her thoughts on the final chapter of Harry Potter, the incredible secrecy of the publishing process and the wild fanfare of Rowling's first signing event at midnight on the massively anticipated release of Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows. Plus, a sneak peek at her new secret project and contemplating life after Harry.

Dead Tired
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Dead Tired

Episode 1 SBS February 4, 2010

Biology

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The two-part documentary series Dead Tired showcases the latest science from around the world that proves lack of sleep is slowly killing us. Shot in Australia, America, ...

The two-part documentary series Dead Tired showcases the latest science from around the world that proves lack of sleep is slowly killing us. Shot in Australia, America, Canada and England this is the first series to feature footage of what happens to a person's mind and body during chronic sleep deprivation and the cutting edge science uncovering why most of us feel sleep deprived. Episode One investigates how sleep deprivation causes sickness and death in today's society.

The American Future: A History By Simon Schama
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The American Future: A History By Simon Schama: American Fervour

Season 1 Episode 3 ABC June 10, 2010

Modern history

Religious studies

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Historian Simon Schama explores the ways in which faith has shaped American political life. His starting point is a remarkable fact about the coming election - for the first ...

Historian Simon Schama explores the ways in which faith has shaped American political life. His starting point is a remarkable fact about the coming election - for the first time in a generation it's the Democrats who claim to be the party of God. It's Barack Obama, not John McCain, who has been talking about his faith.

The American Future: A History By Simon Schama
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The American Future: A History By Simon Schama: American Plenty

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC May 27, 2010

Modern history

Religious studies

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
After 9/11, Katrina and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic ...

After 9/11, Katrina and Baghdad, the robustness of American optimism is struggling to reassert itself against the sobering reality of military frustration and domestic anxieties. This is an America grappling with an un-American sense of its own limits. Eminent historian Simon Schama turns to fascinating moments in American history to understand the present. In the first episode of the series he explores how American optimism about the infinite possibilities of its land and resources is in danger of coming to a grinding halt.

Everest
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Everest

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS2 May 11, 2010

Health and PE

Geography

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Several doctors from the UK carry out the largest medical research project ever to come to the Himalayas, according to the narrator. They intend to take samples of their own ...

Several doctors from the UK carry out the largest medical research project ever to come to the Himalayas, according to the narrator. They intend to take samples of their own blood and do research re the oxygen content at Mt Everest's extreme altitude conditions. There are four camps, and the last one, Camp 4, is at an altitude of 7950m. The lowest camp is at Lukla at 2840m and 200 volunteers have arrived to be tested for the effect of altitude sickness.

On Sacred Ground
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On Sacred Ground

ABC2 July 24, 2010

Indigenous Australians

Geography

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the ...

On Sacred Ground looks at the story behind the Noonkanbah dispute, the well-publicised Aboriginal struggle to stop mining in the Kimberley region of Western Australia in the late 1970s. Presented by a young spokesman for the Kimberley Land Council, the film gives an Indigenous view of the area's history from the early days of European colonisation.

Can GM Food Save The World?
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Can GM Food Save The World?

SBS February 1, 2010

Science

Geography

Personal and social capability

Sustainability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food ...

Around the world, a food crisis is looming. Global demand for crops is exceeding supply and even the most conservative estimates suggest that we will need to double food production over the next 50 years - still using the same amount of land and dwindling supplies of water. Many plant scientists believe genetic modification is the answer. Can GM Food Save the World? introduces Jimmy Doherty, pig farmer, environmentalist and former entomologist, who is on a mission to find out if GM can really save the world.

I Feel Good
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I Feel Good

SBS February 27, 2010

Music

History

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A biography of James Brown filled with archives of performances, interviews and associated events. The film puts Brown's career in the context of the major upheavals occurring ...

A biography of James Brown filled with archives of performances, interviews and associated events. The film puts Brown's career in the context of the major upheavals occurring in black society in America during his period of popularity, and his role as a black spokesman.

Cities Of Light
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Cities Of Light: The Rise And Fall Of Islamic Spain

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS February 11, 2010

Religious studies

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. ...

Between 1148 and 1250 turbulent times hit Iberia. Many Jews who were expelled, including the famous philosopher Moses Maimonides, found a home in the northern parts of Iberia. Arabic scholars fled to North Africa and across to Egypt. However, Toledo would remain a huge cultural centre during the 12th century where Jewish, Christian and Muslim scholars lived and studied side by side.

Food For Thought
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Food For Thought: Eating Green - Environmentally Friendly Food

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC March 21, 2010

Design and technologies

Ethical understanding

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Modern food production methods can damage the environment. Presents the information to make informed choices about food: nutrition, environmentally friendly methods of ...

Modern food production methods can damage the environment. Presents the information to make informed choices about food: nutrition, environmentally friendly methods of production; organic farming; genetic engineering and packaging.

The Real Cabaret
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The Real Cabaret

ABC2 November 7, 2010

Media arts

Music

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Few musicals can claim to capture the mood of a historical period as well as the 1972 classic film Cabaret. Liza Minnelli's unforgettable portrayal of singer Sally Bowles, ...

Few musicals can claim to capture the mood of a historical period as well as the 1972 classic film Cabaret. Liza Minnelli's unforgettable portrayal of singer Sally Bowles, and the film's stylish recreation of the era have become defining images of Weimar Berlin. The Real Cabaret pays tribute to the magic of the original film and explores the fascinating and often shocking reality of the people and stories that inspired it.

South Side Story
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South Side Story: The Pride Of The League

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC2 September 18, 2010

Health and PE

Business and economics

Civics and citizenship

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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The dream is straight out of Hollywood - the gladiatorial movie star and the hugely successful businessman - together they restore the faith to the legions of long-suffering ...

The dream is straight out of Hollywood - the gladiatorial movie star and the hugely successful businessman - together they restore the faith to the legions of long-suffering fans and take their beloved team - The Rabbitohs - on to grand final glory - but can the dream become reality?

Test Tube Babies
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Test Tube Babies

SBS2 July 15, 2010

Health and PE

Biology

Ethical understanding

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The prospect of conceiving a human being in a laboratory used to be the realm of science fiction. But in 1978, everything changed. This film tells the story of the doctors, ...

The prospect of conceiving a human being in a laboratory used to be the realm of science fiction. But in 1978, everything changed. This film tells the story of the doctors, researchers and hopeful couples who pushed the boundaries of science and triggered a technological revolution in human reproduction.

The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley
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The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley

ABC April 11, 2010

Media arts

History

Personal and social capability

Indigenous Australians

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley is a dramatised documentary that tells one of Australia's great untold stories. On a ...

Presented by historian Michael Cathcart, The Extraordinary Tale Of William Buckley is a dramatised documentary that tells one of Australia's great untold stories. On a stifling hot Christmas night in 1803, 23-year-old William Buckley, a young English convict, escapes from the doomed first settlement of Port Phillip Bay in South Eastern Australia, choosing instead to risk the unknown of the hostile Australian wilderness rather than surrender his freedom.