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  • Australian Story - Becoming Jangala (Russell James)

    From Perth policeman to a life of high fashion and celebrity in New York, Russell James is one of the world's most influential fashion photographers. His work graces the covers of Vogue, Elle, Marie...

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  • Abortion - The Choice

    Every year, 46 million women worldwide choose to have a termination. It's a decision they will live with for the rest of their lives. Emotional, upsetting and divisive, abortion remains one of the...

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  • Academy, The

    This observational five-part documentary follows the lives of students during their training at Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. Purpose built in 1986, the Australian Defence Force Academy...

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  • Accused, The

    This is an 'anatomy' of a jury trial, which gives us a behind-the-scenes perspective of defence counsel and defendant, and the prosecution, in their preparations for the case. We follow one full...

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  • Ace Day Jobs

    A fun series of 5 minute video episodes of Australians with innovative careers; it's about people who love their work, and how they got into it, often with twists and turns along the way! Episodes...

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  • After the Fires

    This is an intimate portrait of a community building a future after the disaster of losing its past. After the worst fires in Canberra's history in 2003, ABC TV gave four families small video...

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  • Air Force

    In the light of September 11 and the Bali bombing, Australia is reassessing its strategic and security focus. Our defence forces must rethink their approaches, with the new concerns of the threat of...

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  • All Points of the Compass

    While the Vietnam War raged, senior political leader Charles Tran Van Lam recorded his family's domestic life on his Super 8 camera. As his sons dressed up in cowboy suits and his daughters...

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  • Alone in a Crowded Room

    What if you were highly intelligent, but remained trapped within a disorder that made others see you as inarticulate, odd or disabled? This program explores the line between ability and disability by...

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  • Andrew Denton's Gallipoli: Brothers in Arms

    This story is the result of a visit by Andrew Denton to Gallipoli in 2006 for ANZAC Day, 25 April. The Dawn Service at Anzac Cove, once a modest gathering of souls, has become an event on a scale...

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  • Andrew Olle Media Lecture

    This lecture is named in honour of Andrew Olle, the well-known ABC broadcaster who died of a brain tumour in 1995. With its key focus on addressing the role and future of the media as well as...

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  • Artscape - Artists at Work: David Fraser

    David Frazer is a Melbourne-based artist who specialises in various age-old forms of printmaking such as wood carving and etching. With imagination and wit, Frazer's work is imbued with images of...

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  • Angels and Demons

    What does it feel like to lose your mind and can you get it back again? In seeking to answer these questions, Andrew Denton journeys into the world of mental illness, a world that's often-invisible...

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  • Animal Attraction, The

    This series looks at the big seven domestic animals, dog, cats, horses, pigs, cattle, sheep and goats. Presented by Jonica Newby, the series tells the story of how they each left the wild to join...

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  • Annette Bezor

    This valuable and insightful presentation by Australian artist Annette Bezor, about her art, speaks eloquently to a wide audience about the cultural issues and social mechanisms of gender, sexuality...

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  • ANZAC Day March

    ABC TV's traditional coverage of the ANZAC Day March on Australia's most sacred day continues with live broadcasts of each State's capital city parade. The broadcast in most States and Territories...

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  • Apology to the Stolen Generations of Australia

    The apology in Federal Parliament to the Stolen Generations of Australia, by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was a defining moment in the nation's history. Crowds gathered across the country to mark the...

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  • Art House

    A fascinating four-part series that goes behind the closed doors of the Australian Art Auction world to meet the key players who buy and sell art in the ferociously competitive art scene. Two...

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  • Art Life, The

    The Art Life started life as a blog - www.artlife.blogspot.com and was written by a group of anonymous artists and writers. The blog was launched into the virtual world of the web in 2004 and quickly...

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  • Art of Bill Henson, The

    This is the first time that Bill Henson has allowed TV cameras into his life and this short documentary offers audiences in Australia and overseas rare access to one of Australia's most important...

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  • Arthur Boyd: Man of Two Worlds

    The life and work of Australian artist Arthur Boyd. Filmed at his home in Nowra, NSW, and at his cottage in Suffolk in England, the program is structured around paintings from each of the changing...

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  • Arthur Boyd: Testament of a Painter

    Focuses on the internationally acclaimed Australian painter, Arthur Boyd, as he reflects on his life's work and the influences which helped create it. It chronicles life of the early 19th century....

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  • Artscape - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch in Conversation

    One of our best known philanthropists, Dame Elisabeth has nurtured many key cultural institutions and made an invaluable contribution to the arts in Australia. In this special program, ABC Arts...

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  • Artscape - Paper Cuts: The Art Of Ghostpatrol And Miso

    The Art of Ghostpatrol and Miso shows the complex and beguiling duality to this young couple's art practice which ranges from fine art drawings, prints, wall murals, cut-outs, life-size paste-ups and...

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  • Artscape - Art Life At The Asia Pacific Triennial

    Andrew Frost visits Brisbane to explore what is on offer at the 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art. Frost interviews a selection of artists, such as India's Subodh Gupta and Chen Quilin...

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  • Artscape - Hannah Gadsby Goes Domestic

    Comedian Hannah Gadsby has been called many things, but never domestic. This 'domestically-challenged' winner of the Director's Choice Award at the 2010 Melbourne Comedy Festival steps outside of her...

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  • Artscape - Artists at Work: Josh Yeldham

    Artists At Work invites you up the Hawkesbury River in NSW for an intimate and spiritual journey by boat, to a place where nature, art and fertility prayers collide. As Josh Yeldham creates new work...

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  • Artscape - Artists at Work: Linde Ivimey

    This DVD observes the creation of three new artworks from some of Australia's most highly regarded artists. We watch Linde Ivimey sculpt a unique artwork from an eclectic mix of materials including...

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  • Artscape - Landscape of the Wynne

    Four very different contemporary Australian painters, Geoff Dyer, Graham Fransella, Ben McKeown and Kate Shaw, try to win the oldest and most prestigious gong given for Australian landscape painting...

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  • Artscape - Ben Quilty and the Maggots

    Since winning the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship in 2002, Ben Quilty's rise as one of Australia's leading young contemporary artists, is nothing short of phenomenal. Today, at only 36, he...

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  • Artscape - Artists at Work: Del Kathryn Barton

    Since winning the 2008 Archibald Prize, Del Kathryn Barton has been one of the most rapidly rising stars in the Australian contemporary art world. Her work speaks of many things - of motherhood,...

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  • Atoms Alive

    Atoms Alive is a series about DNA and genetics, which has been produced to support the biology curriculum for upper secondary students.

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  • Atoms of Fire

    The series begins with the ancient idea that the chemistry of life - organic chemistry - is somehow different and special and can only be created by living things. But such ideas were to be proved...

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  • Australian Story - Brand New Day (Gavin Larkin)

    Forty-one year old Gavin Larkin was the ultimate alpha male with a seemingly perfect life. He was a highly successful advertising executive with friends in high places. But there was a problem. He...

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  • Australian Story - Hit the Road Jack (Jack Heath)

    Jack Heath is a former diplomat and political adviser who became a high flying speech writer and confidante of a prime minister. But the murder of a close friend, followed by the suicide of a young...

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  • Australian Story - The Terminator (Paul De Gelder)

    Paul de Gelder was a Navy clearance diver with a reputation as one of the toughest of the tough. It was routine for him to swim long distances in the middle of the night, often in shark infested...

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