Out of prison but still disgraced by his peers, Gordon Gekko works for his future son-in-law, an idealistic stock broker, when he sees an opportunity to take down a Wall Street enemy and rebuild his empire.
A candid biography of the late innovator Steve Jobs which unravels the mystery of the Apple legend and explains the endurance of his values within the technology industry.
An absorbing life story of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. This program offers an incisive look at the birth of the American auto industry with its long history of struggles between labour and management, and a thought-provoking reminder of how Ford's automobile forever changed the way we work, where we live, and our ideas about individuality, freedom, and possibility.
Now in its 21st year, the Ethnic Business Awards continues the tradition of recognising the determination and competitive spirit of Australia's migrant community. These awards were designed to recognise and reward the valuable and innovative contributions migrants have made to Australian business and the economy.
For two centuries, American whale oil lit the world - illuminating and powering the start of the industrial revolution, and laying the groundwork for a truly global economy. From its stunning rise as an economic force in the 18th century, to its precipitous decline in the decades following the Civil War, the whaling industry mapped millions of miles of uncharted ocean, opened new seaways and markets, employed the world's most multicultural workforce, and shrunk the globe by bringing once remote reaches of the earth into contact as never before - all the while capturing the American imagination.
This Oscar-winning documentary from Charles Ferguson (No End In Sight), is first film to expose the shocking truth behind the economic crisis of 2008. The global financial meltdown, at a cost of over $20 trillion, resulted in millions of people losing their homes and jobs. Through extensive research and interviews with major financial insiders, politicians and journalists, Ferguson traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted politics, regulation and academia.
It is happening all across America - rural landowners wake up one day to find a lucrative offer from an energy company wanting to lease their property. Reason? The company hopes to tap into a reservoir dubbed the 'Saudi Arabia of natural gas'. Halliburton developed a way to get the gas out of the ground by a hydraulic drilling process called 'fracking', but is fracking safe? Josh Fox set out on a journey across America's heartland to find out. Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Movie Festival.
An emotional journey that will challenge the way you think, feel and shop.
Spirited, highly amusing and endearingly shambolic, James Toback seeks to represent an uncategorised work about film, money, Cannes and death, roughly in that order. It's a documentary that tracks the writer-helmer himself and co-conspirator Alec Baldwin as they schlep around the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and beyond, trying to hustle up coin for a loose remake of Last Tango in Paris, and meeting other filmmakers, financiers, studio execs, and stars along the way. Ultimately, the pic offers a timely, melancholy-tinged tribute to those fighting quixotically to make enduring, ambitious art rather than revenue for revenue's sake.
Take a look at the legal, financial and physical costs of America's hunger for fast food. Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock put his own body on the line, living on nothing but McDonald's for an entire month. "Would you like fries with that?" will never sound the same!
West Meets East
A delegation of Australian farmers and food manufacturers travel to China to learn just how to do business with our biggest trading partner.
The Long Road
Understanding differences in taste and lifestyle could be the key to cracking the Chinese market.
Beef producers are excited about new opportunities at the premium end of the Chinese market.
How does China feed it's population of almost 1.4 billion?
China is the Australian wool industry's most important international partner, buying around 75 percent of the national clip.
Australia will play an important role supplying clean, green protein to China's growing middle class.
Filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on America's corporate controlled food industry, exposing the highly mechanised underbelly that has been hidden from consumers with the consent of the US government's regulatory agencies, USDA and FDA. The US food supply is now controlled by a handful of corporations that often put profit ahead of consumer health, the livelihood of farmers, the safety of workers and the environment.
For the last 20 years, the notorious activists the Yes Men have staged outrageous and hilarious hoaxes to draw international attention to corporate crimes against humanity and the environment. Armed with nothing but thrift-store suits and a lack of shame, these iconoclastic revolutionaries lie their way into business events and government functions to expose the dangers of letting greed run our world.
They are now well into their 40s, and their mid-life crises are threatening to drive them out of activism forever even as they prepare to take on the biggest challenge theyve ever faced: climate change.
The Yes Men Are Revolting is as much a character study as it is an entertaining depiction of their latest interventions. Revealing the real people behind the ruses, at its heart lies a hopeful message about fighting for change.
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A documentary that investigates the birth and death of the electric car, as well as the role of renewable energy and sustainable living in the future.
This provocative documentary uncovers the commercialisation of the natural world. Protecting our planet has become a global market with companies using the environment to enrich their balance sheets. But what are the consequences of their actions?
This film brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons' first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labour of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure- filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colourful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision. In French.
We're running out, and we don't have a plan. This is the story of how our civilisation's addiction to oil puts it on a collision course with geology. Compelling, intelligent, and highly entertaining, the film visits with the world's top experts and comes to a startling, but logical conclusion, our industrial society, built on cheap and readily available oil, must be completely re-imagined and overhauled.
Bond's ambitions for a global empire comes unstuck when he makes a dangerous enemy who is determined to destroy him. Meanwhile his affair with Diana causes problems at home and work.
Life is full of opportunities to learn new things, no matter what your age. Explore these videos as part of Community Colleges Australia's lifelong learning programs and enrich your knowledge of the world.
From Bathurst to Jabiluka, or gold to uranium, mining has reshaped Australia's landscape, economy and society. Explore the boom times and busts of life when miners move in or move on.