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Still the Enemy Within is a unique insight into one of history's most dramatic events: the 1984-85 British Miners' Strike.
No twentieth-century figure has had a more profound effect on the worlds of literature, film, politics, historical debate, and the culture wars than Gore Vidal.
1945 was a pivotal year in British history. The unity that carried Britain through the war allied to the bitter memories of the inter-war years led to a vision of a better society.
Chinaâ??s most famous and outspoken visual artist and dissident, Ai Wei Wei works domestically against a background of strict censorship and internationally to great acclaim.
For the first time ever, six former heads of Israel’s domestic secret service agency, the Shin Bet, share their insights and reflect publicly on their actions and decisions.
An inspirational story for our times, The Triangle Wars is the story of the battle being waged between local government, big business and the community over the development of a tiny sliver of crown land on the foreshore of St Kilda.
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.
Follows a Palestinian leader who unites Fatah, Hamas and Israelis in an unarmed movement to save his village from destruction. Success eludes them until his 15-year-old daughter jumps into the fray.
Colombia today: the biggest trial against Paramilitary - accused of killing thousands of Colombians.
While the Indonesian army continues to dominate the indigenous inhabitants of West Papua, three friends gather in Melbourne to record outlawed folk songs with renowned Australian rock musicologist David Bridie.
The International Criminal Courts Chief Prosecutor, Luis Moreno-Ocampo has one of the toughest jobs in the world.
BHUTTO is the definitive documentary that chronicles the life of one of the most complex and fascinating characters of our time.
The world's biggest fruit company is on trial in the USA ... for poisoning their workers!!
About the life and work of controversial American Jewish academic Norman Finkelstein.
The Most Dangerous Man in America catapults us to 1971 where we find America in the grip of a familiar scenario: a dirty war based on lies.
Don Brash stepped down as leader of the National Party in November 2006, the day before the release of investigative journalist, Nicky Hager's book The Hollow Men.
Director: David Ridgen, Nicolas Rossier
Country: United States
A portrait of Australian Prime Minister Ben Chifley, his wife Elizabeth, and their spirit kept alive in the NSW country town of Bathurst for five decades since his death.
Australia's political life as seen through the eyes of five editorial cartoonists: a documentary that takes us from the children overboard to the War in Iraq.
Dr Helen Caldicott, firebrand anti-nuclear campaigner, celebrated author and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is too alarmed to retire. Certain that the White House's War on Terror is escalating the global nuclear arms race.
AFI nominated director, Charlie Hill-Smithâ??s first documentary, is a telling insight into the complexities that face modern China.
Buried Alive exposes some of the ugly truths about the nature of Western Democracy, the world media and third world colonialism. But the story of East Timor also presents the potential for individuals to effect change.
Independent Australian political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap.
IN September1982, at the height of an economic recession, the Australian steelworks BHP announced its intention to close down some of its coal mines.