New Releases

Chas Fisher, a 28-year-old survivor of child sexual abuse, wants to know why people sexually abuse children. On a personal level, he wants to get his head around what happened to him when he was six years old. But he also hopes that understanding the motivation behind these crimes will allow...
Those close to death seem to have insights on life that the rest of us fail to understand, as we race through our seemingly infinite days. The Final Word asks the people whose lives are being cut short what they understand to be important about life. It asks of the dying - and implicitly the...
Trigger Point is a powerful two-part series that goes deep inside police culture. In the late 80s and early 90s Victorian police shot dead more than thirty people. In retaliation, three police officers were executed, and a persecuted senior policeman died at his own hand. Eleven cops were...
Show Me The Magic takes us on an enthralling journey into the life and work of legendary Australian cinematographer Don McAlpine. The filmmaker, Cathy Henkel, secured rare behind-the-scenes access to Don’s on-set world throughout his 50th film, X-Men Origins: Wolverine with Gavin Hood and Hugh...
In this three part series, a diverse group of outstanding contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists reveal to pre-eminent curator Hetti Perkins how their art practice is driven by culture and heritage, political and personal preoccupations, dreams and imagination. Using the...
  • Life at 9

    The fifth instalment of The Life Series, Life at 9 provides a window on Australian childhood in an effort to uncover just what it is that gives a child the best chance at life. Every two years, the filmmakers revisit these children and their families to gain an in-depth snapshot of their lives, examining what it takes to give a child the best...

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  • Dead Drunk - Lights Out in the Cross?

    Dead Drunk: Lights Out in the Cross? is part observational documentary, part event TV, responding to current concerns about Australia's drinking and party culture and the propensity of young men and, increasingly, women for violence. Filmed across 12 hours on a Saturday night in April 2014, the program follows four groups of partygoers as they...

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  • Australian Story - Back of His Mind (David Murrell)

    In 2011, 35 year old fashion photographer David Murrell was told he had just months to live. A tumour the size of an orange was removed from his brain. It was the worst kind of highly aggressive cancer. But in a lucky coincidence his own father, a cell biologist, emerged as a possible saviour. Dr Wayne Murrell just happened to be part of a team...

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  • Four Corners - Stone Cold Justice

    The Israeli army is both respected and feared as a fighting force. But now the country's military is facing a backlash at home and abroad for its treatment of children in the West Bank, occupied territory. This joint investigation by Four Corners and The Australian newspaper reveals evidence that shows the army is targeting Palestinian boys for...

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  • Catalyst - Don't Panic (Surviving Extremes)

    Two Australian families are hit by a Category 3 tropical cyclone and a catastrophic bushfire. Are they ready? ... And are you? What would you do if a natural disaster was heading for you? Would you panic? We like to think we'd react well, but the truth is, most of us wouldn't. Our brains partially shut down, and we can react in really weird and...

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  • Compass - Who Foster Cares?

    As demand for Foster Carers in Australia increases, Compass meets several foster families to learn about the challenges and rewards fostering can bring. Almost 40-thousand Australian children live in ‘out-of-home-care’, but already there aren’t enough foster homes to go around. Now, foster care providers in NSW are reaching out to previously...

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  • Australian Story - Cracking the Code

    The Damiani family's story has been described as a breathtaking example of how medicine can be transformed by the determination of ordinary people. Four years ago, Stephen and Sally Damiani's baby son Massimo succumbed to a mystery disease. In the space of a few weeks, the toddler lost the ability to eat and crawl. The prognosis was bleak and the...

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  • Four Corners - Gas Leak!

    The coal seam gas industry promotes itself as a cleaner carbon-fuel alternative; but how do we know this is true? Until now much of the information used to back this claim has come from the industry itself. The problem is this "cleaner-greener" claim doesn't always square with experience on the ground. Next on Four Corners reporter Matthew Carney...

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  • Australian Story - A Sapper's Lullaby (Fred Smith)

    Fred Smith has been described as 'Australia's secret weapon' in international diplomacy. As a career diplomat, he's represented Australia in Bougainville and more recently in Afghanistan. But it's his second career as a musician that came to the fore in Uruzgan province, when he wrote a song about the death of Australian soldier Ben Ranaudo. "Dust...

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