A documentary that explores the events that led up to January 26, 1988. A grassroots mobilisation of communities throughout Australia gathered in Sydney proclaiming, White Australia had a Black History.
Examines the life of boxer Muhammad Ali outside the ring, beginning with the announcement of his deeply held and controversial Islamic religious beliefs and the decision to change his "white man's name" of Cassius Clay to Muhammad Ali. Ali refused to serve in the Vietnam War - even after his status as a conscientious objector was denied - on the grounds of protesting racial injustice at home. This documentary explores what made him such a controversial, charismatic and influential figure, not only in the sporting arena, but in world history generally.
This investigative special retells the entire story of media heiress Patty Hearst's kidnapping in 1974 - from her abduction to her conversion into a radical, machine-gun toting bank robber to her life as an underground fugitive to getting caught and becoming once again a captive, this time, of the police. The special looks back upon the shocking events that fascinated the entire world.
Delve into the final mystery of 9/11: the collapse of a third tower at the World Trade Centre (WTC), which was never hit by a plane. Seven years on, the last official report on the WTC has finally been published. This documentary features new interviews with the lead official investigator and an important new eyewitness together with architects, scientists and others who think there was a sinister plot to destroy the building.
On September 11, 2001, an unimaginable horror unfolded that devastated the United States and the rest of the world. Fifteen years later we are still gripped by terror, but it has transformed. Attacks have been coming fast and furious, but they are no longer commanded by a central entity. This is terrorism in the age of the Internet: crowd-sourced violence. This gripping documentary investigates the psychology of terrorists and examines how radical organisations use modern propaganda and social media to cultivate an army of self-radicalised killers. This program goes inside the minds of this new breed of terrorist to define the new techniques and technologies that can be utilised to help law enforcement cope with this elusive threat and to figure out how psychology and technology can be leveraged to end this dreadful cycle of terror.
We meet some of the people whose lives we will follow through the terrible four years of war that are about to change Australian society. As the first sounds of menace are heard, with the shots in far-off Sarajevo that assassinate the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, the Coles Brothers are opening their first store in Collingwood. In rural Victoria the sons and daughters of the McGinness family support their widowed mother in a life of pastoral comfort on their dairy farm. In London Australia's only true superstar, the opera singer Nellie Melba, performs before the crowned heads of Europe. In less than six weeks the tensions and rivalries of the European powers have dragged that continent to war. And because those powers have global empires, the world is at war. Australia is at war.