The Pursuit Of Excellence
56:03

The Pursuit Of Excellence: Ferrets

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC December 13, 2011

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
Welcome to Ohio and the annual Ferret Buckeye Bash: the largest and most popular ferret show in the country where hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret ...

Welcome to Ohio and the annual Ferret Buckeye Bash: the largest and most popular ferret show in the country where hundreds of top breeders, seasoned experts and ferret enthusiasts pamper and parade their pets in a quest for prizes and prestige.

The Pursuit Of Excellence
56:02

The Pursuit Of Excellence: Synchronized Swimming

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC December 27, 2011

Personal and social capability

Health and PE

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The US Open is the climactic final event of the US Synchronized Swimming season. We follow two teams of ambitious and athletic girls - and one very determined teenage boy, ...

The US Open is the climactic final event of the US Synchronized Swimming season. We follow two teams of ambitious and athletic girls - and one very determined teenage boy, through their intense training and team bonding until they meet in a spectacular display of churning water and synchronous limbs.

Tough Young Teachers
56:02

Tough Young Teachers

Season 1 Episode 5 SBS Viceland June 11, 2017

Personal and Social Capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The trainees are approaching the end of the spring term, and the pace of working life is relentless for the new teachers. Science teacher Claudenia is in a gifted and talented ...

The trainees are approaching the end of the spring term, and the pace of working life is relentless for the new teachers. Science teacher Claudenia is in a gifted and talented school, but a clique of year 10 girls are becoming impossible to manage. Claudenia must decide whether a confrontation is the best solution. And as the term ends, she begins to question whether teaching was the right choice of career. Maths teacher Nick has taken on a life-skills lesson, which means he will be explaining about the birds and the bees to his impressionable year 7's. Unluckily for them, Mr Church knows zilch about the topic so has to draw on fellow trainee Meryl for backup. And at Lanfranc school in Croydon a fight outside the school has serious consequences for one of Charles' pupils.

Nadia Comaneci: Gymnast and the Dictator
56:00

Nadia Comaneci: Gymnast and the Dictator

SBS August 6, 2016

Health and PE

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Nadia Comaneci is a former Romanian gymnast, winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Her life was one of sacrifice, hardship, dedication and ...

Nadia Comaneci is a former Romanian gymnast, winner of three gold medals at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Her life was one of sacrifice, hardship, dedication and triumph played against the backdrop of a brutal Communist regime in her home country. Based on her own memoir, this documentary tells the story of her life from the young girl in Romania who was discovered doing cartwheels in her school playground, to the poised young woman who made a break for freedom and eventually made a life for herself away from gymnastics.

Away From Country
56:00

Away From Country: Khalen Young - Hell of a Ride

Season 1 Episode 3 NITV September 18, 2013

Indigenous Australians

Personal and Social Capability

Health and PE

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
It's been a hell of a ride for BMX superstar Khalen Young. Khalen grew up in a poor WA neighbourhood and moved to the US at the age of 20 to pursue his dream of making it in BMX.

It's been a hell of a ride for BMX superstar Khalen Young. Khalen grew up in a poor WA neighbourhood and moved to the US at the age of 20 to pursue his dream of making it in BMX.

The Human Race
56:00

The Human Race

NITV October 12, 2013

Geography

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
The human race is a powerful adventure documentary about three men who set out against each other in a test of endurance, and survival.

The human race is a powerful adventure documentary about three men who set out against each other in a test of endurance, and survival.

Away From Country
56:00

Away From Country: Scott Gardiner - The Rookie

Season 1 Episode 4 NITV September 25, 2013

Indigenous Australians

Personal and Social Capability

Health and PE

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Away From Country captures the essence of Indigenous excellence on and off the sporting field and highlights the journeys of our Indigenous sportspeople.

Away From Country captures the essence of Indigenous excellence on and off the sporting field and highlights the journeys of our Indigenous sportspeople.

The Pursuit Of Excellence
56:00

The Pursuit Of Excellence: Lords Of The Gourd

Season 1 Episode 1 ABC December 6, 2011

Personal and social capability

Science

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
The Pursuit Of Excellence is a series of four films that reveal the ambition, the determination and the passion of those who pursue excellence in slightly unconventional ...

The Pursuit Of Excellence is a series of four films that reveal the ambition, the determination and the passion of those who pursue excellence in slightly unconventional fields. The films unearth a better understanding of each activity - as unusual as some of them are - and build to a suspenseful conclusion on the floor of the competition arena. The featured characters are diverse in background, but warmly endearing and sympathetic - people consumed by passion with strong ambitions in their individual quest.

My Small Breasts And I
55:59

My Small Breasts And I

ABC2 June 23, 2010

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Uncovers the complex, poignant and sometimes amusing relationship women have with their breasts. Talking candidly, three women reveal how they really feel about what they've got.

Uncovers the complex, poignant and sometimes amusing relationship women have with their breasts. Talking candidly, three women reveal how they really feel about what they've got.

God Made Them Blind
55:59

God Made Them Blind

ABC2 December 18, 2010

Health and PE

Personal and social capability

Religious studies

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
The story of John Fawcett, who has restored sight to 25,000 Balinese. His biggest challenge is convincing them that blindness isn't God's punishment.

The story of John Fawcett, who has restored sight to 25,000 Balinese. His biggest challenge is convincing them that blindness isn't God's punishment.

Dangerous Edge
55:59

Dangerous Edge

SBS February 9, 2013

Literature

English

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is a study of the life and works of author Graham Greene. From his struggles with mental illness and associated suicide attempts to his ...

Narrated by Derek Jacobi, this is a study of the life and works of author Graham Greene. From his struggles with mental illness and associated suicide attempts to his conversion to Catholicism and serial adultery, the film analyses the forces which drove his writing, and impregnated it with the dualities and oppositions in his own life.

Million Dollar Traders
55:59

Million Dollar Traders

Season 1 Episode 3 SBS January 25, 2010

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Eight ordinary people have been given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. With just a couple of weeks to go, the ...

Eight ordinary people have been given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. With just a couple of weeks to go, the gap between those who are trading well and those who are not widens, and Lex Van Dam takes decisive action against the weakest in the group. By close of trading on the final day just three traders are left, but will they manage to make Lex a profit?

Away From Country
55:59

Away From Country: Brendan Williams - Man of the People

Season 1 Episode 2 NITV September 11, 2013

Indigenous Australians

Personal and Social Capability

Health and PE

7-8
9-10
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
Brendan Williams was predicted to be one of Australia's top rugby union players, then a dramatic fall from grace. Drugs, alcohol and the death of his brother led Bredan down ...

Brendan Williams was predicted to be one of Australia's top rugby union players, then a dramatic fall from grace. Drugs, alcohol and the death of his brother led Bredan down the wrong path. His Australian rugby contract terminated, he took his talents overseas. His rise was just as spectacular as his fall. This is the inspirational story of a kid from the block who went on to become one of Italy's top rugby players.

My Mum Talks To Aliens
55:59

My Mum Talks To Aliens

SBS November 30, 2010

Personal and social capability

Critical thinking

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
My Mum Talks To Aliens is an intriguing documentary that follows a mother and son on a journey of discovery, as they travel the country in pursuit of solid evidence of an ...

My Mum Talks To Aliens is an intriguing documentary that follows a mother and son on a journey of discovery, as they travel the country in pursuit of solid evidence of an alien presence here on Earth. There is one issue that is driving a wedge between mother and son - Mary and Chris Rodwell - the existence of extraterrestrial life. Chris is a self-confessed alien sceptic, whilst his mum Mary is a leading global authority on the subject. But her beliefs have come at a cost, her husband left and it is now impacting on her relationship with Chris. Broadcast as part of SBS's Secrets And Lives series.

Enough Rope With Andrew Denton
55:59

Enough Rope With Andrew Denton: Richard E Grant/Ciaron O'reilly

ABC June 3, 2010

Personal and social capability

Ethical understanding

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
This video has closed captioning
Andrew interviews Actor and Director, Richard E. Grant whose semi-autobiographical film Wah Wah is currently screening and Ciaron O'Reilly, a man who has dedicated his life ...

Andrew interviews Actor and Director, Richard E. Grant whose semi-autobiographical film Wah Wah is currently screening and Ciaron O'Reilly, a man who has dedicated his life to protest.

Eataholics
55:58

Eataholics: Addicted To Pasta

Season 2 Episode 8 ABC2 September 1, 2010

Health and PE

Science

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
This video has closed captioning
Aspiring 18-year-old politician Helen Tree is about to become a university student, though she is already a fan of the staple student food - pasta.

Aspiring 18-year-old politician Helen Tree is about to become a university student, though she is already a fan of the staple student food - pasta.

Million Dollar Traders
55:58

Million Dollar Traders

Season 1 Episode 1 SBS January 11, 2010

Business and economics

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: Parental GuidanceClassification: Parental Guidance
In the three-part documentary series, Million Dollar Traders eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their ...

In the three-part documentary series, Million Dollar Traders eight ordinary people are given a million dollars, a fortnight of intensive training and two months to run their own hedge fund. Can they make a killing?

A Thousand Encores
55:57

A Thousand Encores

ABC November 3, 2009

Dance

Drama

Music

History

Personal and social capability

9-10
11-12
Classification: GeneralClassification: General
One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how ...

One hundred years ago Diaghilev founded the Ballets Russes in Paris. Seventy years ago this company was to change Australia forever. A Thousand Encores is the story of how the greatest ballet company of the 20th century - the celebrated Ballets Russes - came to Australia and awoke a nation, transforming the cultural landscape of the conservative 1930s, leaving a rich legacy that lasts to this day.