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Show me the Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine.
This documentary follows one woman's quest to get justice for her mother, who was violently raped and beaten in her Johannesburg, South Africa, home in 1988.
Three young commuter cyclists and an adventure across the United States.
Feeding the worldâs ever-expanding population is a growing global concern. Where is the land that once grew food? Itâs at your own back door!
The life and career of the legendary Hollywood insider, Shep Gordon.
Pastor Becky Fischer is an aggressive evangelical campaigner. She runs a summer camp called "Kids on Fire" for fundamentalist Christian children as young as six.
A man delivers telegrams to farming families during World War II in a rural community letting them know a husband or son was killed in action.
A feisty and resilient community centre in an industrial seaside town is in the process of setting up a community-based funeral service when they are suddenly faced with the challenge of caring for one of their own.
The Tube is full of surprising oddities and historical quirks. You probably walk right past a few every day, without ever noticing.
Relive the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, arguably the greatest cricket tournament on the planet, from the stunning Opening Ceremony to its exciting climax in Mumbai.
Most teachers are underpaid, overworked and under appreciated; and yet the impact that they might have on a student can be life changing. In a series of observational portraits we get a glimpse of what it means to truly inspire someone
Bilby Brothers is the story of an extraordinary fight to build a fence that will enclose 25 square kilometres of one of Queenslands most remote and beautiful National Parks â?? Currawinya, and hopefully, save the fast-vanishing bilby from extinction.
Country: United Kingdom
An inspiring story of struggle and hope from this beautiful island off the North Queensland coast.
Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species.
A documentary that goes inside one of the great museums of the world: The National Gallery in London.
A poetic cine-essay about race and Australia’s colonised history and how it impacts into the present. When the filmmaker returns to Tasmania to make a film about her childhood she doesn’t know much about Aboriginal history,culture or colonisation.
Most people know about the Mabo and Wik decisions but few know much about the decision makers â The High Court of Australia.
Re-enchantment is an immersive journey into the hidden meanings of fairy tales.
Welcome to Kandos - the cementing of an unlikely friendship - is a unique 33min documentary about inaugural contemporary art festival Cementa13.
Gabriel is an award-winning short film about a young boy's imagination about life after death. The film sweetly asks the question “where do we go when we die?” from the innocent perspective of a child.
Jessie Chapman, renowned Byron Bay yoga teacher and Australia's bestselling yoga author of four books introduces her personal dynamic yoga practice filmed on Byron Bay's stunning beaches.
THE IRISH PUB is a celebration of the greatest institution in Irish society, the pub or more specifically, the traditional Irish publicans who run them.
The men and women of Taring Padi have survived kidnappings, beatings, torture, fundamentalist violence and poverty to stand against a corrupt state and the draconian powers of the Indonesian military.
AFI nominated director, Charlie Hill-Smithâ??s first documentary, is a telling insight into the complexities that face modern China.
It's hard to grow healthy orange trees. It's even harder to kill them.Mick followed his father into orange farming. Now he's running the farm and is forced to make decisions that would make his dad turn in his grave.
This film follows the arrival of Tasmaniaâ??s first detention centre through the eyes of local knitting club member Mary and Afghan asylum seeker Mohammad who lives inside the centre, as they connect through the gift of a donated knitted beanie.
"Ten Australians sail north of Darwin in a homemade boat to meet our forgotten neighbours in the Spice Islands of Indonesiaâ??s Maluku province."
Could a regional love of hummus be the recipe for peace in the Middle East?
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarizing figure in fashion.
Jimmy Tarangelo is an effing badass. He doesn't like paying rent, but he does like living in Manhattan. So what does he do? He lives in a van down by the river, literally.
Paul Mawhinney was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the years he has amassed what has become the world's largest record collection. Due to health issues and a struggling record industry Paul is being forced to sell his collection.
Growing Change is an inspiring documentary that looks at one of the most exciting experiments in the world to grow a fair and sustainable food system.
Pregnant at 15 in England and dispatched to an institution where she was hidden away and arrangements made for the subsequent adoption of her baby, filmmaker Steve Thomasâ?? twin sister, Val, spent the next 25 years not knowing where her child was.
Curtis Levy is a man on a musical mission - running for the Australian Senate on a single ticket to make the folksong 'Waltzing Matilda' the new national anthem when Australia becomes a republic.
Meet Rocky Salemmo. Heâ??s a ramblinâ?? gamblinâ?? man. For the majority of his adult life Rocky has hustled bowling for a living. Here is his story. A short documentary about booze, broads and bowling.
Meet Jonny Corndawg, the underground country-music legend. A born-and-bred Virginian, Jonny has played on five continents in as many years, and every state in the lower 48. Now Jonny has given himself over, heart and heel, to the world of Running.
American Juggalo is a look at the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse fans who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos.
Music affects our development from the womb to the grave. This documentary examines the role music plays in developing our brains as humans.