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Profiles the Australian composer Ross Edwards

Based on four interviews with King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia, traces the highs and lows of his career through more than half a century, since he was placed on the throne by the French when he was 18 years old

Profiles the Australian conductor Simone Young and her international career in the male dominated world of conducting

An account of two remarkable Chinese artists.

The story of extraordinary muscians who have migrated to Australia.

Story of "Catwitch", a heavy metal music band; battling unemployment and poverty

The story of animal rights activist Henry Spira

WW2 experiences of an Australian soldier of Chinese decent

The 5 founding members of "Save Our Sons" formed during the Vietnam War to stop conscription were imprisoned in Fairlea. This is their story of SOS.

The story of Philippe Genty, French illusionist


The lives and work of six contemporary Australian Indigenous artists.

The revealing portrait of young musical prodigy Hephzibah Menuhin.

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…

A portrait of artist, Jan Brassil.

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The story of the long-running Ashton circus.

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…

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

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

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

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.

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…

Uncle Kiddo Taylor: the extraordinary lives of Indigenous Australians

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

A film about Robert Dessaix


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…

Portrait of Canadian artist John Callaghan

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

The story of Australian impressionist painter, John Russell

Portrait of artisitc director Gideon Obarzanek.

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…

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…

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…

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…

The story of Joe Bussard Jnr and his collecting obsession.

Gough Whitlam reflects on his life and political times

A fisherman loses his livlihood after a mining disaster.

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

The Story of Annette Kellerman swimmer and actress.

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

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 (Ming Yu)

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

The life of anti-nuclear campaigner Dr Helen Caldicott

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

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

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

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.

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