Empire Of The Word
52:52

Empire Of The Word: Forbidden Reading

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS May 15, 2010

English

Languages

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines censors' attempts to prevent reading.

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?

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: George Eliot

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS October 24, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans), to follow in their footsteps and discover the ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of acclaimed author George Eliot (the pen name of Mary Anne Evans), to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired her.

Masterclass
14:45

Masterclass: How To Get Actors To Do What You Want: Part I

Season 1 Episode 7 Foxtel Arts October 20, 2016

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At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in ...

At the very core of the craft of directing is working with actors. Central to the Bobby Roth method of directing is to prepare as extensively as possible in preparation in order to be available to the actors during production. During production, time is especially precious, and actors require great attention and sensitivity to deliver their best performances. In this double-episode, we take an extended look at the question Bobby is most frequently asked by students and young film makers: how do you get actors to do what you want? Interviews with more than twenty leading actors shed a diverse array of insights into what is expected of directors and the best strategies for building productive working relationships with them.

Great Expectations
1:46:50

Great Expectations

Foxtel Romance May 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

History

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the ...

This film is about a young man's passage into manhood and of the three individuals who change the course of his life forever. Set in a small town in Florida, we follow the journey of the young and impoverished Finnigan Bell into adulthood. His adventure begins when he is forced to aid a dangerous convict in his escape from prison and is further complicated when he meets a rich and insane matron and falls in love with her niece, the icy beauty Estella. Finn's artistic talent and an unknown benefactor take him to New York, where it appears that all of his dreams are within his grasp, including a reunion with Estella. However, in this epic story of fate and desire, Finn becomes lost trying to realise his own great expectations.

Literary Landscapes
24:00

Literary Landscapes: Thomas Hardy

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS October 22, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
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Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Thomas Hardy, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people ...

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the legendary author Thomas Hardy, to follow in his footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired him.

Pride and Prejudice
1:57:44

Pride and Prejudice

TCM February 23, 2016

English

Literature

Literacy

Media arts

9-10
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Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already ...

The socially conscious Mrs Bennet, with the begrudging help of her husband, sets out to find suitable, and suitably rich, husbands for her five daughters. The already difficult project becomes even more complicated when Mrs Bennet's strongest-willed daughter, Elizabeth, decides to pursue rich and handsome, but cynical and boorish, Mr Darcy.

Masterclass
21:38

Masterclass: Casting

Season 1 Episode 4 Foxtel Arts September 28, 2016

Media arts

English

Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This ...

Perhaps the single most make-or-break element of directing is casting. It is also the element of directing that differs most between film and television production. This in-depth look at lessons learned from both film and TV, with case studies from Bobby's independent films Manhood and Jack the Dog, as well as guest casting experiences on Lost, offers practical lessons in how to cast across media, when to trust your intuition and when to listen to casting directors, and which common casting mistakes are easy to avoid.

Empire Of The Word
51:58

Empire Of The Word: Beginnings

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS May 1, 2010

English

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Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This first episode traces the origins of reading.

Inspiring Teachers
24:58

Inspiring Teachers: Ms Nirupa Badve

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS July 28, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
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Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are ...

Tonight we meet Ms Nirupa Badve, a Computer and Maths teacher at Holyroyd High School's Intensive English Language Centre in western Sydney. Most of Nirupa's students are refugees from war-torn countries and many have never been in a classroom before. For many of them, a computer is something they might have heard of but never had the opportunity to use.

Literary Landscapes
23:59

Literary Landscapes: Jane Austen

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS October 18, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
There has always been a connection between the great writers of English Literature and the countryside, with the best-loved classic works of the past still providing us with ...

There has always been a connection between the great writers of English Literature and the countryside, with the best-loved classic works of the past still providing us with the most evocative images of English country life to this very day. Step back in time and enter the landscapes of such legendary authors as the Bronte sisters, Jane Austen and Charles Dickens, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired them.

Masterclass
21:21

Masterclass: Editing

Season 1 Episode 9 FOXTEL Arts November 5, 2016

Media arts

English

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Critical thinking

9-10
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Classification: MatureClassification: Mature
If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the ...

If casting is the key ingredient of prep, and working with actors is the focus of production, then editors are the main character of post-production. This episode looks at the fast-spaced editing in the television world and compares it with the more flexible possibilities of independent cinema, uncovering multiple lessons that can be gleaned from each. In the end, editing is another type of writing, an essential tool for directors to craft their visions.

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Miss Tina Valassis

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS August 4, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a ...

In this final episode of Inspiring Teachers we meet Miss Tina Valassis and her alter ego, Miss Science. Both Miss Valassis and Miss Science love science as though it were a religion. Miss Science is more than a science-teaching activist. In this neck of the woods she's a rock star. In her lab Tina instils in her students not only a love of science but offers valuable life skills as well. For her students, many of whom have learning difficulties, her lab becomes their haven and a place where they can truly shine.

Empire Of The Word
51:55

Empire Of The Word: The Future

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS May 22, 2010

English

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Literacy

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Looks at the act of reading and its impact on more than 5000 years of human history. This episode examines the future of reading and words.

Inspiring Teachers
24:57

Inspiring Teachers: Mr Michael Parker

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS July 21, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for ...

Tonight we meet Michael Parker in his final year as an English teacher at Newington College, a private boy's school in the Sydney suburb of Stanmore. He was responsible for the introduction of Critical Thinking classes for Year 7 students that tackles everything from Post Modernism to "where ideas come from".

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.

Literary Landscapes
23:59

Literary Landscapes: Bronte Sisters

Season 1 Episode 4 SBS October 23, 2013

English

EALD

Literature

Literacy

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the Bronte sisters, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired them.

This episode we step back in time and enter the landscape of the Bronte sisters, to follow in their footsteps and discover the places, the events and the people who inspired them.

Akeelah and the Bee
1:48:04

Akeelah and the Bee

NITV July 3, 2016

Media arts

Literacy

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer.

A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee. Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Keke Palmer.