A documentary exploring the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash, a financial disaster that we hoped could never happen again.
What can the onset of the Great Depression tell us about our current financial crisis? As It Happened: 1929 The Wall Street Crash explores the causes of the 1929 Wall Street Crash. Over six terrifying, desperate days in October 1929, shares crashed by a third on the New York Stock Exchange. More than $25 billion in individual wealth was lost. Later, three thousand banks failed, taking people's savings with them. Surviving eyewitnesses describe the biggest financial catastrophe in history.
Marking the 80th anniversary of the Wall Street Crash, this film looks back at the great financial disaster which shook the 20th century. Startlingly topical in view of the bleak banking crisis of today, the film traces the background and backlash of 1929 with astonishingly fresh and detailed archive footage.
The Wall Street Crash spread around the world like a malign infection. It humbled the rich and destroyed the savings of millions of ordinary people. It brought mass unemployment and near starvation to Europe and Asia, and slowed world trade for nearly a decade. The Crash also re-painted the political landscape, triggering the rise of ruthless dictators such as Hitler, Mussolini and Stalin.
1929: The Year of The Crash follows the wondrously decadent trail of the decade known as The Rolling Twenties the years in which Americans celebrated their post war status as world leaders in industry and modern invention, in which Jazz set the style for a worldwide generation and Hollywood movies featured glittering stars that bewitched a global audience.
Setting the scene for a nation's dizzying rise, the film then plunges into the depths of its terrible fall, exposing the poverty, dole queues and squalid soup kitchens which followed in the wake of the Wall Street Crash. Finally, it reveals how an unlikely hero, Franklin Roosevelt, rode to the rescue of his wounded country, bringing hope and optimism back into the hearts of his people.
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.
Nine British couples with a dream of leaving the rat race, have the opportunity of a lifetime when they compete to win a sensational prize of running a farm in Suffolk for a year.
Eight couples are left fighting for the chance to run their own farm in Suffolk. Jimmy Doherty tests them in the competitive world of pig farming. They must learn how to groom and exhibit prize-winning pigs at agricultural events and come up with profitable pork products.
Seven couples are left fighting to win the big prize. This week Jimmy Doherty will judge them on their management of animals and potential to make a living from sheep farming.
Six couples are left fighting to win the big prize. Jimmy wants to see who has a head for business to come up with unique, profitable products to sell at a farmer's market.
This week, Jimmy Doherty's fledgling farmers are tested on their ability to make money from poultry. After a brief introduction to the industry that includes mastering the techniques of turkey insemination, the five remaining couples must decide what type of birds they want to rear.
The four remaining couples are set the challenge of learning how to milk sheep and goats before turning their milk into dairy products to sell at a local charity event.
Three couples are left to compete for the big prize. Jimmy wants to see who can cope with problems associated with large-scale farming. He takes the couples to a fruit farm in Essex where he challenges their skills to harvest a bumper crop of strawberries.
Nine couples of would-be farmers have been whittled down to just two by self-made pig farmer, Jimmy Doherty. He faces his toughest decision yet, as he must announce who should have the chance to run their very own 10-hectare farm for a year.
Leigh Sales hosts the ABC News Budget 2016 special with political editor Chris Uhlmann live from Parliament House in Canberra.
An ABC News Special hosted by Leigh Sales featuring interviews with Joe Hockey and Bill Shorten and analysis from ABC's Chris Uhlmann, Barrie Cassidy, Annabel Crabb, Alan Kohler, Greg Jennett, Sabra Lane and Ian Verrender.
In episode two of Addicted To Money David McWilliams reveals how Australia and many other nations have become 'one-trick' economies, vulnerable to the inevitable sudden shocks that are a by-product of a fragile, globalised economy. In Australia's case, we have become totally dependent on Chinese resource demand, putting our future in the hands of "a party-state dictatorship with a very big cheque book" says McWilliams.
In the final episode of Addicted To Money, David McWilliams argues that the convulsions of the financial crisis are small compared to the imminent threats ahead. We are facing severe shortages of the key resources that fuel the global economy and make our civilisation possible: oil, water and food. Ultimately, these are all energy issues, and until the energy dilemma is seriously addressed, there can be little optimism for sustainable long-term growth.
Master chef, part-time scientist, alchemist, magician and artist - Ferran Adria has earned his reputation as one of the most inventive creators of contemporary haute cuisine in the world. His Spanish restaurant, El Bulli, was recently voted second best restaurant in the world - and is also a major workshop of culinary research. In this program we go behind the scenes of the restaurant to witness these amazing culinary feats that attempt to build bridges between pleasure, taste, and knowledge.
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.