Cults: Dangerous Devotion
1:29:39

Cults: Dangerous Devotion

The History Channel October 1, 2010

Religious studies

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Cult - The word alone inspires feelings of frightening intensity, from fear and loathing to ecstatic, even murderous devotion. From the dawn of history to the age of Al Qaeda ...

Cult - The word alone inspires feelings of frightening intensity, from fear and loathing to ecstatic, even murderous devotion. From the dawn of history to the age of Al Qaeda and Aum Shinrikyo, cults have shaken and shaped the fate of empires and the lives of countless men, women and children. Cults are a force of such elemental power in society that they are studied and monitored by institutions from the National Institutes of Health and the Vatican to the FBI. But what are they? Where do cults come from? Why do they persist? Why do we fear them - and should we?

Straight Shootin'
29:23

Straight Shootin'

Episode 5 NITV April 27, 2011

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
On the show today, looking back at the 1967 Referendum, and have things changed for the better; is sharing still an important part of our culture; and can you ever find the ...

On the show today, looking back at the 1967 Referendum, and have things changed for the better; is sharing still an important part of our culture; and can you ever find the perfect black man, or is he a myth?

Race And Intelligence
1:02:59

Race And Intelligence

SBS November 28, 2010

Biology

Science

Critical thinking

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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In 2007, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting black people were less intelligent than other races. Watson's comments were ...

In 2007, Nobel Prize-winning scientist James Watson was quoted referring to research suggesting black people were less intelligent than other races. Watson's comments were condemned by many - but not by all. In this program, Somali-born English journalist Rageh Omaar sets out to find out the truth, meeting scientists who believe the research supports the view that races can be differentiated as well as those who vehemently oppose this view. By daring to ask the difficult questions, Omaar is able to explore the myths about race and IQ and reveal what he thinks are important lessons for society.

Undercover Boss Australia
43:06

Undercover Boss Australia: Toga Hospitality

Season 1 Episode 5 Ten November 15, 2010

Business and economics

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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CEOs from six of Australia's biggest companies go on the ultimate undercover mission, working incognito in entry-level positions within their own organisations.

CEOs from six of Australia's biggest companies go on the ultimate undercover mission, working incognito in entry-level positions within their own organisations.

Dancing With Dictators
56:59

Dancing With Dictators

ABC February 12, 2012

Media arts

Civics and citizenship

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Dancing With Dictators is a documentary about the struggle for control of MCM, the only media company in Burma with any foreign investment. Australian Ross Dunkley started and ...

Dancing With Dictators is a documentary about the struggle for control of MCM, the only media company in Burma with any foreign investment. Australian Ross Dunkley started and owns 49 percent of Burma's leading newspaper The Myanmar Times. The paper comes out weekly in both Burmese and English and like all media in the country it is heavily censored. What sort of journalist owns a newspaper in one of the most repressive countries on earth?

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
24:56

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Peter Segal

Season 1 Episode 17 FOXTEL Bio May 11, 2011

Media arts

Drama

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each director's unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
25:59

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: Robert Benton

Season 1 Episode 29 STUDIO April 27, 2012

Media arts

Drama

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Undercover Boss Australia
44:42

Undercover Boss Australia: Staging Connections

Season 2 Episode 5 Ten October 10, 2011

Business and economics

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
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Tony Chamberlain, CEO of Staging Connections, a leading event design company, goes undercover in tonight's episode.

Tony Chamberlain, CEO of Staging Connections, a leading event design company, goes undercover in tonight's episode.

Citizen Architect
59:23

Citizen Architect

ABC May 6, 2012

Design and technologies

Visual arts

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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In 1993 the late architect Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build education program. Citiizen Architect shows how a group of students craft a home for their ...

In 1993 the late architect Samuel Mockbee started the Rural Studio, a design/build education program. Citiizen Architect shows how a group of students craft a home for their charismatic client, Jimmie Lee Matthews.

Reverse Exploration
46:47

Reverse Exploration

Episode 2 National Geo Adventure September 2, 2012

Geography

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Two natives from a tribe of Papua New Guinea launch an expedition to France and are confronted with a completely new reality!

Two natives from a tribe of Papua New Guinea launch an expedition to France and are confronted with a completely new reality!

Morin Khuur: The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman
51:37

Morin Khuur: The Soul Of The Mongolian Horseman

ABC July 17, 2011

Intercultural Understanding

Asia and Australia

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

Geography

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
In the Mongolian steppes, a family of horse herders welcome four city children into their home for several months. The children will learn the ancient morin khuur, an ...

In the Mongolian steppes, a family of horse herders welcome four city children into their home for several months. The children will learn the ancient morin khuur, an ancestral fiddle that features a carved horse-head and is said to sing into the hearts of animals and people. Omba, a wise old musician, teaches them this magical instrument, said to have healing powers.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
28:02

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: John Landis

Season 1 Episode 49 STUDIO December 21, 2011

Media arts

Drama

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Not ClassifiedClassification: Not Classified
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

Mabo Life Of An Island Man
1:26:59

Mabo Life Of An Island Man

NITV March 31, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Civics and citizenship

History

Ethical understanding

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Award-winning documentary about the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. His victory ...

Award-winning documentary about the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system. His victory has ensured his place - on Murray Island and in Australian history.

Double Trouble
23:08

Double Trouble: The First Test

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 31, 2012

Indigenous Australians

Intercultural Understanding

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

7-8
9-10
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
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After swapping homes and families, twins Yuma and Kyanna realise it's going to be tricky to swap back, with Kyanna facing a history test and Yuma meeting a snake in the bush.

After swapping homes and families, twins Yuma and Kyanna realise it's going to be tricky to swap back, with Kyanna facing a history test and Yuma meeting a snake in the bush.

Hollywood's Best Film Directors
25:42

Hollywood's Best Film Directors: John Badham

Season 1 Episode 22 STUDIO June 8, 2011

Media arts

Drama

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of ...

A show that offers a distinctive peek inside the creative minds of Hollywood's best directors. A personal and insightful look into the lives, influences, and original style of today's top film directors. A fascinating profile that explores each directors unique process for creating some of the most memorable and enduring movies of our times.

William S Burroughs
1:27:59

William S Burroughs

SBS June 9, 2012

English

Literature

History

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A look at the man whose iconic works such as Naked Lunch savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. Featuring ...

A look at the man whose iconic works such as Naked Lunch savaged conservative ideals, spawned countercultural movements, and reconfigured 20th century culture. Featuring interviews with colleagues and confidantes including John Waters, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Gus Van Sant and David Cronenberg, this is the definitive exploration of the Beat Generation author who challenged the world of literature and inspired an entire generation.

Shine
1:40:54

Shine

ABC January 9, 2011

Media arts

English

Music

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The mercurial high point of Australian cinema of the '90s, Shine is a universal phenomenon that touched millions around the world. Based on the true story of piano prodigy ...

The mercurial high point of Australian cinema of the '90s, Shine is a universal phenomenon that touched millions around the world. Based on the true story of piano prodigy David Helfgott, Scott Hicks' film traces the volatile journey of the pianist from childhood through to adulthood, detailing David's troubled relationship with his repressive father, the tragic mental breakdown and eventual resurrection as a brilliant performer.

Philip Roth
54:34

Philip Roth

SBS2 October 1, 2011

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
A profile of one of the great icons of American literature, Philip Roth. From Portnoy's Complaint, his first literary success, to his latest works, Roth has painted an ...

A profile of one of the great icons of American literature, Philip Roth. From Portnoy's Complaint, his first literary success, to his latest works, Roth has painted an uncompromising picture of society - a society from which he has retired for self-preservation. Revealing himself fully at age 78, Roth is very much alive and kicking - a man of charm, exquisitely funny, and full of surprises.