Its breathtaking shape defied every engineering and construction rule in the book. Danish architect Jorn Utzon's original plans were so radical that they were physically impossible to build using existing technology. Completion of the Opera House was supposed to take five years at a cost of seven million dollars. In the end, construction took 14 years and cost over 100 million dollars.
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.
Billy starts his day in the same usual way as any other CDEP worker on the Tiwi Islands. Little does he know his past is set to revisit him in the most unlikely way, awakening an unconscious longing for his childhood love.
An engaging eight-part documentary series that explores how 16 culturally diverse couples cope with their 'big day'. As the melting pot bubbles away, many more Australians are choosing to marry outside their ethic background and customs, family and culture become entwined as people fall in love with others from different backgrounds.
Untold Australia is a three-part SBS documentary series that goes inside three very different communities which exist within unique pockets of Australia, whose presence and way of life remain widely unknown to outsiders of these close-knit cultural groups. For the first time in Australia's television history, cameras have been allowed inside the ultra-Orthodox Adass Israel Jewish community in Melbourne. Following three of the members of this reclusive sect, the documentary offers a unique insight into how this hidden subculture exists alongside Melbourne's trendy latte society, as they attempt to maintain their age-old rituals in the face of contemporary frivolities. The 2000-plus members of this virtually self-sufficient society have their own shops, schools, butcher, baker, synagogue, cemetery, and even have their own ambulance service! Filmed over the Jewish calendar year 5775*, this is a fascinating exploration
into how the conservative Adass Israel community strive to maintain
their ancient faith in a modern world. *The Jewish calendar year 5775 was from 25 September, 2014 - 13 September, 2015. Follow the conversation on twitter: #UntoldAustraliaSBS (Part 3 of 3) (From
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