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Discusses the issue of depression by interviewing people who have experienced therapy and medical treatments for depression. The program also features interviews with health professionals and looks at the impact that depression has on people's lives.

Shooting in Australia, America, England, France and Morocco, the film examines the plight of more than 20,000 children whose human rights are in international limbo due to parental child abduction

Looks at the growing trend of tribalism and the new Feral movement in Australia and around the world. Poses the question: Are these people parasites or pioneers?

An exploration of the counter culture flourishing behind the facade of Japan Inc. reveals a collection of bizarre dissidents.

Takes us into the homes of 7 children from different cultures, educations and income levels, focusing on the parents expectations for their child in the future, and revealing the discrepancies in choices and opportunities

Humanitarian peace-keeping mission in Somalia, spearheaded by America, ended in a violent battle. Documentary investigates the stand-off against warlord General Aideed.

The film explores our basic instinct to protect the young. Filmed in the Accident Emergency Department of a busy inner city children's hospital, we observe

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A film about a young women who gives up acareer as a lawyer and travels to Jerusalem to study Judaism and becoming a Rabbi. This film examines the changing role of women in Judaism

A documentary about the criminal culture known as 'Raskolism' in the urban and rural areas of Papua New Guinea. This story is told by the groups of Raskols themselves

Looks at domestic violence in Aboriginal communities and thus takes us deep into the heart of the complex lives of black Australians. It shows both the personal stories of women who have been in abusive relationships and some of the many Aboriginal…

One New Years Eve 1991, 56 Chinese refugees landed in a wooden boat, code-named Isabella, on the shores of far north western Australia. After week in the desert all survived but were soon placed in detention at Port Hedland

A portrait of the inner workings of one of Australia's largest and most influential trade unions: The Automotive, Food, Metals and Engineering Union (AFMEU)

Examines the world-wide demonstrations against the Tehran regime, focussing on the attack on the Iranian embassy in Canberra on April 6 1992 filmed by SBS. Looks at the reasons for the demonstration, the people involved and the subsequent trial,…

This film gives a voice to people with disabilities on the issue of sexuality. Their compelling stories reveal their search for intimacy and acceptance...

Animated animal myths and legends, these enchanting five-minute tales bring to life stories of how some of Australia's native animals came to look the way they do, and why the moon and the stars appear in the sky...

Three young people with intellectual disabilities are forced to share their rented house with a bankrupt builder and his daughter

Explores the Life of Alicia Liley, who has an Acquired Brain Injury. She struggles to set up her own theatre company and fulfill her dream of being an actress

Two families from the drought striken Chinchilla district in Southern QLD struggle for survival

A century ago the Torres Strait Islands in far North Australia were the famous subjects of the Cambridge Anthropological Expedition, yet the resulting depletion of their cultural artifacts left them with nothing but a history of remembered loss. In a…

An examination of the impact of the right-leaning talkback radio hosts of Australia. Featuring interviews with Alan Jones, Stan Zamanek, Ron Casey and Howard Sattler.


Flinders Island people and their land claim

Features the work of Sister Ann-Maree Jensen, a 40 year old Catholic nun, who flies her single engine Cessna to some of the most remote outback areas to fulfil her pastoral role, sharing hopes, dreams, joys and sorrows with mainly outback women.

Modern day Germany through the eyes of economists


Explores a unique but ignored cultural enclave. This is the world of the deaf. The artist Peter Adams introduces us to a group of Australians who have been deprived of language and identity

A young Australian woman returns to Chile to rediscover the country and culture she left behind when she was six years old. She follows the route her ancestor, Ingnacio Domeyko, took when he left Poland to journey to Chile.

The traditions and training of men and women in the Fire Brigade


Profiles the Australian composer Ross Edwards

Looks at the history of Musica Viva, founded in Sydney in 1945 by Austrian refugee Richard Goldner to promote chamber music in Australia. The program examines the possible future for this unique organization which today also tours international and…

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Explores the ancient Arabic dance form Raks Shaqui, misinterpreted in the west as "belly dancing", and its rise in popularity among western women

Explores the processes and issues of the documentary experience through interviews with filmmakers who have witnessed an extraordinary period in PNG's unique history

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An inside look at a traditionally Greek soccer club, which in the face of declining numbers must embrace cultural diversity in its new players

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

The art of tracking

1996 election campaign


Examines youth suicide and its social implications. The amount of our young people taking their own lives has nearly tripled, making Australia's youth suicide population one of the highest in the world.

A six-part documentary series which follows the lives of six ordinary Australians from their own perspective. Each of the six is in the middle of a deep personal crisis.

Drawing on the combined knowledge of Eastern and western medicine, this programme reveals techniques and therapies to achieve true health and harmony.

Twenty two years after the 1973 Aquarius Festival which heralded the beginnings of Nimbin's colourful counter-culture, this video examines the town's lifestyles and the polarities which have arisen. In a wider context it traces social and cultural…

Folklore, legends, and ritual from the Pacific islands. Sources include: Australia, Bali, Indonesia, Vanuatu, Tahiti, Fiji, Philippines, Samoa, PNG.

In the remote outback of South Australia, Professor Paul Davies and Phillip Adams discuss "The Big Questions", the concepts that have occupied scientists and philosophers for decades and even centuries.

In the style of an oral history, the series documents moving accounts of the lives of migrants from Europe and Asia during the immediate post-war period of 1946 - 1952.
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