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An account of the uneasy reconciliation of the Australian band The angels

The story of an Australian journalist who was a rock and roll critic in the 60s and 70s

Two remarkable stories of Australian performers abroad, Albert Whelan and Fearless Nadia

Lionel Rose, Australia's first world champion boxing hero - the man behind the myth.

A documentary about a Chinese Australian painter by a Danish Australian filmmaker.

The story of how a shellshocked war veteran took to the road as a hawker and ended up creating a national icon.

In 1910, a Swedish scientist, Eric Mjorberg, questions the evolution of Indigenous Australians. Uses archival footage from Sweedish expedition to Kimberly in 1910

The amazing story of an Australian design pioneer, Florence Broadhurst

Australian resident Natasha Loboto helps Russian women to migrate to Australia

Australian scientist Howard Florey, and the team who created the miracle cure, penicillan

The story of Johnny Warren and his contribution to soccer in Australia

A story about Bertram Wainer's campaign for abortion law reform

Actor Tom E. Lewis searches for the burial place of his father. During the journey, Lewis struggles with inner conflicts about his attitude to his father, and his mixed-race identity.

The truth behind the public image of a former Australian Prime Minister

Bridgette Muir is the first Australian to climb the seven highest peaks on the seven continents.

George Tabban is retiring after years of playing godfather to Melbourne's female body building champions

The life of anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott

From Mentals to Mambo, aliens to Jesus, the world of Reg Mombassa, artist and rock star comes to life

The life and work of Chinese painter (in exile in Australia), Nancy King (Ming Yu)

There are only a few great tales of true resistance in our nations

The life and work of Chinese painter (in exile in Australia), Nancy King (M

The Story of Annette Kellerman swimmer and actress.

A woman's crusade to build the best sex empire in Australia

A fisherman loses his livlihood after a mining disaster.

Gough Whitlam reflects on his life and political times

The story of Joe Bussard Jnr and his collecting obsession.

Steven Craig manages a highly successful cattle station for its traditional owners, the Mistake Creek community. Situated on the border of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, the property has earned a reputation for its cattle and is…

When Bill and Mick Thaiday grew up on Palm Island in the 1950s, it was radio that took their minds away from the strict regime imposed by the Aboriginal Protection Act. Later, it would also free them from the grip of alcohol addiction and start them…

Naomi Mayers is a very determined woman. She has a generous laugh and a strong spirit which comes from her deep family ties to the old Cummeragunja mission. She's been the CEO of the Aboriginal Medical Service (AMS) in Sydney's Redfern for many…

Many people know of Bonita Mabo, widow of Eddie Mabo, and the native title claim they successfully fought on behalf of his Torres Strait Islander people. Little has been said, however, about the quiet yet strong-willed woman who stood with her…

Portrait of artisitc director Gideon Obarzanek.

The story of Australian impressionist painter, John Russell

Interweaves fiction and biography, history and memory to explore the extraordinary life of anthropologist and linguist Daisy Bates.

Portrait of Canadian artist John Callaghan

This aptly named profile of Sydney musician and collector of psychotronic films, Jamie Leonarder, explores the intriguing and little known world of 'outsider' culture. A diversional therapist, who formed a band with the patients, Leonarder likens the…

A film about Robert Dessaix


A portrait of Australia's best known and most successful contemporary opera singer, Yvonne Kenny.

Uncle Kiddo Taylor: the extraordinary lives of Indigenous Australians

In the middle of the XIXth century, the Occident developed a passion for tea. But China was the only tea producer and seller. For five thousand years, it was jealously guarding the manufacturing secrets and refused to share them. The Britannic…

The controversy of Ted Strehlow's collection of artifacts, photographs and films. Strehlow was an anthropologist who spent most of his working life documenting on 16mm film the lives of the Aboriginal communities of Central Australia.

The story of Harold Furber one of the 'Stolen Generation'.

A series of interstitials exposing the life and work of the popular Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig through the animation of 50 of his cartoons.

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Two years in the life of the successful Australian rock band, The Fauves.

The story of cinematographer Christopher Doyle and his life in Hong Kong and Taiwan.

A witty and unique account of artist David McDiarmid, with examples of his work, his involvement with the Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras as artistic director and his high profile as an AIDS activist.

The Diplomat takes up Ramos Horta's story in the final dramatic stages of his long journey - the fall of Indonesia's President Suharto, the referendum to determine East Timor's future, the overwhelming vote for independence, the devastating carnage…

The story of the long-running Ashton circus.

A portrait of artist, Jan Brassil.

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In 1999 Jewish artist Bob Fischer visited Australia and wooed a number of Melbourne art dealers and artists into supporting a large-scale collaborative art project...What initially seemed humorous turned calamitious as frayed tensions erupted and…

The revealing portrait of young musical prodigy Hephzibah Menuhin.
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