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Cyclone Tracy was one of the worst natural disasters in Australia’s history, virtually wiping the city of Darwin from the map. 40 years on, previously untold stories reveal compelling new perspectives on the devastating storm, the controversial mass evacuation and the troubled reconstruction, investigating the socio-political effects on Darwin and its residents.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Against the Tide

Over the last 25 years more than 20,000 migrants have died in the Mediterranean in their attempt to reach Europe. Boats have gone adrift and sank under the eyes of coast guard ships, surveillance patrols and sometimes military buildings. In July 2012, a Euro-African activist coalition called “Boats 4 People” chartered a boat in order to monitor the border and denounce those responsible for this situation. Activists, lawyers and journalists were on board to sail the migration route the opposite way it is usually crossed by boat-people. This documentary shows the extraordinary action taken by activists from Africa and Europe – raising awareness, mobilizing public opinion and continuing the struggle for the rights of boat-people.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

A Wing and a Prayer

Mark Oremland had a dream – to own his own DC-3 aircraft and fly it from England to his home country New Zealand – recreating the famous flight by Jean Batten who in 1936 became the first person to fly this route. Several people join him on his adventure. The journey is fraught with bad weather, bureaucratic nightmares and engine breakdowns in remote places and towards the end of the journey near disaster strikes. Will Mark realise his dream or could this journey be the last of its kind?


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2013

Episode: 1 of 1


 

A Tale of Two Cities – Tiananmen Square – Episode 2

Beneath the surface of these cities, how do people live and work? What are the differences, what are the similarities, what are the stories? A worker at an iron-smelting factory in Beijing; a winemaker on the outskirts of Canberra; a Hansard reporter for Australia’s Parliament; weddings, farmers’ markets, and school playgrounds. Two photographers, changing places, viewing each other’s cities through the eyes of an artist — each seeing, beneath contrasting surfaces, the same inner hopes, fears and dreams. Citizens of sister cities, citizens of the world.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 2 of 2


 

A Tale of Two Cities – Tiananmen Square – Episode 1

We become acquainted with the life and history of these two sister cities. One is ancient, with thousands of years of tradition, home to more than 20 million people; Beijing, Capital of the People’s Republic of China. One is barely one hundred years old, a planned city, home to less than half a million people, Canberra, the capital of Australia.

In this episode we visit national icons like Tiananmen Square, as well as national parkland on the outskirts of Canberra and the gardens and lakes of Beijing. We meet rural fire fighters and Chinese Opera performers, crosstalk artists and folk musicians—citizens of sister cities, citizens of the world.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 2


 

88

As Australia commemorated the Bicentennial of the First Fleet on 26th January 1988, this historical event triggered the largest gathering of Indigenous people the country has ever seen. Aboriginal people travelled from all over Australia to take part in the March for Freedom, Hope and Justice. The protest instigated mass public debate about the concept of Australian history and the events of this day subsequently changed white and black Australia forever.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2014

Episode: 1 of 1


 

Ultimates – Ultimate Strike Planes – Episode 4

Ultimate Strike Planes looks at the history of creating stronger, faster and more powerful military aircraft. Using interviews, dramatic footage and CGI, the one-hour episode examines the evolution of technology used to make some of the world’s most powerful fighting machines, while also exploring the political and economic advantages of staying one step ahead of the competition. Using interviews with the pilots who operate fighter planes, the episode offers a glimpse into the past, present and future of strike plane technology, including the most recent innovations that allow planes to take off from short distances and go undetected by radar.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 4 of 4


 

Ultimates – Ultimate Racing Crashes – Episode 2

Ultimate Racing Crashes explores the high tech, high-speed world of car and bike racing. By examining several renowned Formula 1, NASCAR and motorbike crashes, the episode offers a fascinating look at the history of the science and engineering used to sustain drivers in life-threatening impacts. The episode also chronicles vital measures taken by Formula 1 and NASCAR governing bodies to more effectively manage the safety of these highly dangerous, cutting-edge sports.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 2 of 4


 

Ultimates – Ultimate Explosions – Episode 1

Ultimate Explosions chronicles the compelling stories of explosions that have reverberated around the world. The one hour episode also reveals the powerful stories about the men, women and children impacted by the world’s most notorious wartime, accidental and man-made explosions, while also telling the untold story of a massive underground bomb that could explode at any time, posing the ultimate challenge for explosives experts.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2003

Episode: 1 of 4


 

Uberguide 2 – Episode 8

From the jungles of Thailand to the hills of Tuscany, this global countdown of the ultimate cooking-oriented vacations features master chef classes and beverage tastings in a diverse palette of culinary styles.


Episode Length: 01:00:00

Year: 2007

Episode: 8 of 8


 

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