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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...
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...
Kids on Speed? is a hybrid of observational documentary, factual intervention and social experiment. Working together for the first time, a team of experts, led by dynamic Clinical Psychologist Professor Mark Dadds, put 4 families with 5 children suspected of having ADHD, through a cutting edge...
  • Outback Choir

    Outback Choir follows the heart-warming story of Moorambilla Voices Regional Choir and its founder Michelle Leonard’s personal mission to bring a desolate musical landscape to life. Chronicling their journey from audition to stage, the film reveals the trials and tribulations of running a children’s choir in the most isolated and disadvantaged...

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  • ANZAC Centenary: Albany Convoy Commemorative Event Special DVD Set

    Don't miss the ABC broadcast - order your copy now! 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the departure of the first Australian and New Zealand troops to serve in WW1. To honour the troops, a series of commemorative events were held in Albany, Western Australia from 30 October - 2 November 2014, and a special DVD set of the ABC broadcast is...

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  • Hanging with Hoges

    Paul Hogan made us proud to be Australian. He sold our image to the world. Now, in a one-hour, 'access all areas' exclusive, he opens the door into his private and public life. It's 40 years since Paul's comedy first became all the talk in the playgrounds, on building sites and in homes around Australia and then the world! He made us laugh and we...

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    A Cautionary Tail

    A little girl is born with a tail that expresses her emotions. As a child, her parents celebrate their daughter's uniqueness and her tail inspires magical make-believe adventures with her friends. As she grows up, however, the young woman faces pressure to fit in, and must choose between conformity and self-expression. An animated short film...

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  • Fashion Asia

    Fashion Asia explores fashion, design, art and youth culture as fashion blogger Margaret Zhang and TV presenter Courtney Dober submerse themselves in the culture of thirteen cities across Asia and Australia. Discovering the delights of Bali, Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, New Delhi, Seoul, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Singapore, Sydney and...

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  • 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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  • Day of Days

    On June 6, 1944 thousands of Allied servicemen landed on the shores of northern France, with a mission to free Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. Some came by air, parachuting behind enemy lines. Others came in small landing craft, braving rough seas and booby trapped coastal defences. Over the ensuing hours and days, the men faced decimating...

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  • Kokoda History Trekkers

    The family of WW2 cinematographer Damien Parer take the notorious 96 kilometre long Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. Track veteran Bill James accompanies them and reveals the true history of the Kokoda Campaign of 1942. Terry Parer and his party are on a personal pilgrimage to discover why Damien Parer became so famous in Australia and how he...

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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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  • Trigger Point

    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 eventually charged with murder-related offences and the...

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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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