Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir
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Roman Polanski: A Film Memoir

FOXTEL Bio September 21, 2013

Personal and social capability

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The life affirming story of both the man and the filmmaker is told with touching sincerity and unprecedented access as Roman Polanski details his own extraordinary life.

The life affirming story of both the man and the filmmaker is told with touching sincerity and unprecedented access as Roman Polanski details his own extraordinary life.

The Miscreants
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The Miscreants

SBS March 15, 2011

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
The Miscreants takes us on an extraordinary journey to a forbidden zone, into the remote tribal belt of the North West Frontier of Pakistan, up to the mountainous Afghan ...

The Miscreants takes us on an extraordinary journey to a forbidden zone, into the remote tribal belt of the North West Frontier of Pakistan, up to the mountainous Afghan border. Director George Gittoes gathers an astonishing cast of characters, as they dodge the anti-entertainment forces, and are caught in the current of events which are turning back the clock on the digital age. To enter this world, Gittoes dresses in local costume, and agrees to become an actor in the low budget Pashto Telie Movie industry. Teaming up with Pashto action and comedy stars, they make the 'last telie movie' - an over the top action drama, played out in what must be one of the craziest of film locations - just a cave or two away from where the most wanted man in the world runs 'Terror Central'.

Craigslist Joe
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Craigslist Joe

SBS2 February 4, 2016

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Digital technologies

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and ...

In a time when America's economy was crumbling and sense of community was in question, one guy left everything behind to see if he could survive solely on the support and goodwill of the 21st century's new town square: Craigslist. Cut off from everyone he knew and everything he owned, Joe Garner embarked on a journey, armed with only a laptop, cell phone, toothbrush and the clothes on his back. For 31 days and nights, everything in his life would come from the Craigslist website. From transportation to food, from shelter to companionship, Joe must depend on the generosity of people who he had never met. Will Joe be able to survive with nothing, apart from the goodwill of others?

Britain In A Day
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Britain In A Day

SBS October 20, 2013

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
On Saturday 12 November 2011 an eclectic range of British people turned the camera on themselves, capturing the entertaining and mundane, the exciting and unusual, the ...

On Saturday 12 November 2011 an eclectic range of British people turned the camera on themselves, capturing the entertaining and mundane, the exciting and unusual, the poignant and the everyday. Following on from the feature film Life in a Day, this 90-minute documentary offers an extraordinarily candid look at 21st century life across the UK, crafted from over 750 hours of footage, including 11,526 clips submitted to YouTube.

Lucky
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Lucky

SBS May 31, 2011

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
An entertaining and candid look at the seduction of the lottery and what hitting the jackpot does to the winners. Oscar-nominated director Jeffrey Blitz criss-crosses the ...

An entertaining and candid look at the seduction of the lottery and what hitting the jackpot does to the winners. Oscar-nominated director Jeffrey Blitz criss-crosses the country to see what happened to the not-always-lucky few whose dreams came true, learning that winners' lives can be turned upside down when they are forced to grapple with their new status in the world. He found that many are simply unprepared to deal with their new-found wealth.

How To Make Money Selling Drugs
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How To Make Money Selling Drugs

ABC2 August 10, 2014

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)Classification: Mature Accompanied (15+)
A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, screening as part of the Sunday Best season ...

A shockingly candid examination of how a street dealer can rise to cartel lord with relative ease, How To Make Money Selling Drugs, screening as part of the Sunday Best season of feature length documentaries, is an insider's guide to the violent but extremely lucrative drug industry.

7/7 - One Day In London
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7/7 - One Day In London

ABC2/Kids July 5, 2015

Personal and social capability

History

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700. As we approach the 10th anniversary, this ...

The day after London won the Olympic bid, terrorists attacked the public transport network killing 52 people and injuring over 700. As we approach the 10th anniversary, this film gathers the testimony of over 50 people directly affected by the bombings, exploring the long lasting effects as they reflect on their experiences and how their lives have changed.

Where Soldiers Come From
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Where Soldiers Come From

ABC2 September 1, 2013

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever ...

From a snowy small town in Northern Michigan to the mountains of Afghanistan and back, Where Soldiers Come From follows the four-year journey of childhood friends, forever changed by a faraway war. This is a film about growing up, an intimate look at the young men who fight our wars and the families and town they come from.

Saddam's Tribe
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Saddam's Tribe

ABC November 26, 2012

Personal and social capability

Civics and citizenship

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Drawing on access to Raghad Husssein, this drama looks at Saddam through the eyes of his daughter. It exposes how the fate of the country turned on the fluctuations of family ...

Drawing on access to Raghad Husssein, this drama looks at Saddam through the eyes of his daughter. It exposes how the fate of the country turned on the fluctuations of family loyalty, competitveness and eventual betrayal.

Deep Water
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Deep Water

SBS October 26, 2010

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Deep Water is the amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. It portrays ...

Deep Water is the amazing true story of the first Golden Globe non-stop round-the-world yacht race initiated by the Sunday Times newspaper in Britain in 1968. It portrays individual endeavour at its most isolated and extreme, set against a canvas of terrifying seas. Described as one of the most extraordinary stories on the high seas, it follows nine men competing to be the first to sail alone and non-stop around the world.

The Wildest Dream
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The Wildest Dream

ABC August 21, 2011

Personal and social capability

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Mt Everest - 29,000 feet - the highest point on Earth - captivating and deadly. In the 1920s to conquer Mt Everest was the greatest challenge remaining in a golden age of ...

Mt Everest - 29,000 feet - the highest point on Earth - captivating and deadly. In the 1920s to conquer Mt Everest was the greatest challenge remaining in a golden age of adventure. Everest was the edge of heaven, where many believed no human could survive. George Mallory dreamed of being the first man to climb Everest but on June 8, 1924, dressed in gabardine and hobnailed boots, he and his fellow climber, Sandy Irvine, were last seen 800 feet below the summit. Seventy-five years after Mallory and Irvine vanished, mountaineer Conrad Anker, took part in an expedition looking for their bodies high on Everest.

Beyond Our Ken
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Beyond Our Ken

ABC July 14, 2011

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Beyond Our Ken is a compelling documentary giving a rare glimpse into the controversial Australian training organisation KENJA Communications. KENJA promotes itself as a ...

Beyond Our Ken is a compelling documentary giving a rare glimpse into the controversial Australian training organisation KENJA Communications. KENJA promotes itself as a personal "self empowerment organisation", but throughout its 25 year history it has frequently defended itself against claims, by the families of attendees and the Australian media, that it is a "secretive cult" practicing a "hypnotic form of mind control". There have been allegations of sexual abuse from former attendees and the much publicised story of Cornelia Rau has also been linked to KENJA. In 2006 Ken Dyers and Jan Hamilton allowed a film crew unprecedented access to the "spiritual evolvement centre" they founded in 1982. Interviews with past and present attendees detail their experiences of the organisation, while Ken and Jan candidly discuss their lives and motivations for establishing the centre.

National Bird
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National Bird

ABC2/Kids July 23, 2017

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
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This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistle-blowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of ...

This documentary follows the dramatic journey of three whistle-blowers who are determined to break the silence around one of the most controversial current affairs issues of our time: the secret US drone war.

Operation Filmmaker
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Operation Filmmaker

SBS August 17, 2010

Personal and social capability

Media arts

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary follows the journey of a young Iraqi student, plucked from the rubble of Baghdad by Hollywood star, Liev Schrieber who offers him the chance to fulfil his ...

This documentary follows the journey of a young Iraqi student, plucked from the rubble of Baghdad by Hollywood star, Liev Schrieber who offers him the chance to fulfil his dream of becoming a filmmaker.

The Great Hip Hop Hoax
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The Great Hip Hop Hoax

ABC2/Kids April 10, 2017

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

Music

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about ...

US hip hop duo Silibil n' Brains were going to be massive. What Sony didn't know was the pair were Scottish students, with fake accents and made up identities. A film about faking it in the desperate pursuit of fame.

Miracle Landing On The Hudson
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Miracle Landing On The Hudson

SBS February 8, 2015

Personal and social capability

Design and technologies

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
With exclusive access, this program goes inside Captain Chesley Sullenberger's historic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. Through extraordinary ...

With exclusive access, this program goes inside Captain Chesley Sullenberger's historic landing of US Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River. Through extraordinary first-person accounts, Miracle Landing on the Hudson reveals the raw drama of what it was like to be inside the cabin during the emergency crash-landing.

The Good Son
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The Good Son

SBS September 1, 2013

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This documentary is based on the book of the same name and deals with the death of Duk Koo Kim who was killed in a fight against Ray Boom Boom Mancini in 1982 in Las Vegas.

This documentary is based on the book of the same name and deals with the death of Duk Koo Kim who was killed in a fight against Ray Boom Boom Mancini in 1982 in Las Vegas.

My Perestroika
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My Perestroika

SBS December 6, 2011

Personal and social capability

11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Could it be that the more things are restructured, the more they stay the same? That's the question for the five principal characters in My Perestroika, a revealing ...

Could it be that the more things are restructured, the more they stay the same? That's the question for the five principal characters in My Perestroika, a revealing documentary about contemporary Russia.