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Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)

Works: 6,278 works in 9,070 publications in 3 languages and 34,705 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Drama  Animated films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Production personnel, Distributor, pmn
Classifications: PN1997, 363.450973
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The house I live in( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for more than 45 million arrests, made America the world's largest jailer, and damaged poor communities. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer, and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, it captures heart-wrenching stories from individuals at all levels, the dealer to grieving mother, the narcotics officer to the senator, the inmate to the federal judge, revealing profound human rights implications
Mary and Max by Adam Elliot( Visual )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary is a lonely eight-year-old in the suburbs of Melbourne. Struggling with questions that no one can answer, she writes to Max, an obese 44-year-old Jewish man with Asperger's Syndrome living in New York City, which starts a friendship that spans 20 years and two continents
The trials of Henry Kissinger( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates accusations that Kissinger is a war criminal due to his policies in Cambodia, Chile, and East Timor with interviews of Kissinger supporters and detractors
A jihad for love( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First feature documentary to explore the complex global intersections between Islam and homosexuality ... The film travels a wide geographic arc presenting us lives from India, Pakistan, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, South Africa and France. Always filming in secret and as a Muslim, [filmmaker] Parvez [Sharma] makes the film from within the faith, depicting Islam with the same respect that the film's characters show for it"--Container
Six days in June : [the war that redefined the Middle East]( Visual )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the fighting lasted for only six days in June of 1967, the effects of the Six Day War are still apparent today. On its 40th anniversary, the region remains trapped in conflict and is every bit as explosive as it was then. For Israel, the 1967 war was a military success. But it also redrew the map of the Middle East and mired the region in a never-ending cycle of occupation, terrorism and reprisal. The Six Day War forever changed the politics of the Middle East by helping to destroy the secular basis of Pan-Arab nationalism and transform secular Zionism. It gave rise to a Palestinian nationalist movement and helped unleash the fury of fundamentalism. Shot on location in Israel, Palestine, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Moscow and Washington, this powerful film takes us through the weeks that preceded the war, its six days of fighting and its aftermath that still lingers today
The true meaning of pictures( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in Eastern Kentucky, [Shelby Lee] Adams has devoted 30 years of his life to visiting and making portraits of families living in Appalachia, those who have been misrepresented in the media and derogatorily referred to as 'hillbillies' ... [The film] also delves into the controversy that surrounds Adams' work, with hot debate amongst the critics, and revealing commentary from his friends and subjects ... along the way, we get to know both Adams and the extraordinary people who stand in front of his camera."--Container
The new Americans( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows four years of the lives of a group of contemporary immigrants as they journey to start new lives in America, including a couple from India in Silicon Valley, a Mexican meatpacker in rural Kansas, two families of Nigerian refugees, two baseball players from the Dominican Republic joining the L.A. Dodgers, and a newly-wed Palestinian woman in Chicago. The detailed portraits that resulted were woven into a seven-hour miniseries that presents a kaleidoscopic picture of immigrant life and a first impression of the U.S. that few born in America can imagine
Building Star Trek( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Against the backdrop of two ambitious projects: rebuilding the bridge and restoring the original USS Enterprise model, a who's who of astronauts, engineers, writers, innovators, as well as the series' stars come together to explore the visionary universe of Star Trek, revealing how one little television show has truly, boldly gone where no show has gone before
Manufacturing dissent by Debbie Melnyk( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the realm of documentary filmmaking there is no greater icon than Michael Moore, but are his films really the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? At what point is manipulation of 'fact' a work of fiction? See for yourself when the lens is turned on the most controversial director of our time."--Container
Mapping stem cell research : terra incognita( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Dr. Jack Kessler was invited to head up the Neurology Department at Northwestern, his focus was on using stem cells to help cure diabetes. Soon after his move to Chicago, his 15-year-old daughter, Allison, was paralyzed from the waist down in a skiing accident. After the accident, Dr. Kessler changed the focus of his research to using embryonic stem cells to cure spinal cord injuries. Through his story, the stem cell debate is brought to the public for discussion
White king, red rubber, black death( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Denounced by the Belgian government, this documentary uses dramatic reenactments and interviews with historians to describe how King Leopold II of Belgium was directly responsible for the death of 10 million native inhabitants of the Congo Free State during the period of 1885 and 1908 and the mutilation of countless others while using the Congo as his private colony. Under his military control, the Congo became a forced labor camp of shocking brutality and torture while exporting rubber for the king's personal coffers. It is believed to be the impetus for the first Human Rights movement based on the cruelty and mass murders during Leopold's reign of terror
Killer hurricanes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Hurricane of 1780 took nine days to blast its way across the Caribbean, killing at least 20,000--the highest known death toll of any single weather event in history. What made this superstorm so deadly? To reconstruct its epic scale and investigate what made it so devastating, NOVA joins historians and storm sleuths as they track down clues in eyewitness chronicles, old ruins, and computer simulations. Their evidence points to a truly terrifying, 300-mile-wide storm--with wind speeds probably exceeding 230 miles an hour and 25-foot storm surges that demolished everything in their path. But just how unusual was the Great Hurricane? Diving into sinkholes off Barbados and squirming into caves in the Yucatan, NOVA's experts recover traces of tempests stretching back over more than 1,000 years. The picture they paint is disturbing: mega-hurricanes were not only more frequent in the past but are likely to strike again in our near future, as climate change warms the oceans and fuels more intense hurricanes. Were the deaths and damage inflicted by storms like Hurricane Sandy a prelude to more devastating disasters?"--from container
My wild affair( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the moving stories of animals that formed an unlikely bond with a human. These rare relationships cross the divide between the species and provide a glimpse of the inner life of the creatures who share the world. Each animal's story is a lesson from the recent past with the power to change the modern view of their species
Deep water( Visual )

2 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the mutilated corpse of a young gay man is found in a smart Bondi Beach apartment, Detectives Tori Lustigman and Nick Manning are assigned the case. Is this brutal murder a domestic disturbance, a robbery gone wrong, or a gay hate crime? With mounting evidence to suggest the perpetrator has killed before, they start digging through old investigations and the discovery is shocking. They uncover up to 80 possible murders of gay men in New South Wales
Freedom for Our Lifetime : Victoria, 1860 to 1890( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The threat of extinction had been hovering over the Indigenous Australians of Victoria when Wurundjeri elder Simon Wonga led his people to the banks of the Yarra River, establishing a new home they called Coranderrk. The community prospered through the governance of Wonga and Scottish preacher John Green until the Aboriginal Protection Board seized their land. Under the newly-enacted Half-Caste law, children were taken from their parents, and the Wurundjeri were displaced once again. This documentary tells the story of Coranderrk, a bitter episode in the First Australians' fight for self-determination. With historians Wayne Atkinson (Yorta Yorta Nation) and Liz Reed, Margaret Gardiner (Wurundjeri Clan), Jim Berg (Gunditjmara Nation), and others
They Have Come to Stay : Sydney and New South Wales, 1788 to 1824( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To Bennelong and the other Gadigals gathered on the beach, the ships appeared to be apparitions. Were they carrying spirit persons, or human beings? Indigenous Australians met the British for the first time on January 26, 1788. Bennelong was conscripted as a negotiator, and though differences between the two groups were immense, apprehension quickly turned to curiosity. This documentary describes Bennelong's unlikely bond with Governor Arthur Phillip and the eventual deterioration of good will as the newcomers spread out across the land. Phillip founded the settlement of Sydney, Bennelong visited London, and Gadigals died of chicken pox in the thousands. With historians Marcia Langton (Yiman/Bidjara Nation) and Inga Clendinnen, Gadigal elder Allen Madden, Bill Allen (Wiradjuri Nation), and others
An Unhealthy Government Experiment : Western Australia, 1897 to 1937( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone appreciates the government's protection," wrote Gladys Gilligan in 1930 of the work camp where she and other biracial children were taken after being snatched from their homes. Her account was written at the behest of Aborigine Protector A.O. Neville and differs sharply from the heart-wrenching testimony provided by Stolen Generations survivors for this film. Gilligan rebelled against her role as "model Aborigine" but Neville kept a stranglehold on her life. Jandamurra was also caught between two worlds. Born on a cattle station, he went on to lead an insurrection against the ranchers. The First Australians' continued struggle, especially against the forced assimilation of the Stolen Generations, is recounted in this documentary. With Gilligan's son, Phillip Prosser; historian Howard Pedersen; and others
World War II : Populate or Perish-Immigration Nation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia faced a population crisis after the second world war, in that experts believed the country could not defend itself or grow economically unless it boosted the number of people living there. With the pool of available Britons decreasing, Immigration Minister Arthur Caldwell made the momentous decision to permit non-British settlement. This program explains how Australia accepted an influx of a million newcomers in the middle of the 20th century while still clinging to its whites-only policy. Caldwell convinced wary citizens that the nation must populate or perish before the next Japanese attack, then recruited European war refugees, filling a ship with fit-looking men and buxom women who came to be known as the Beautiful Balts--a PR tactic calculated to assuage Australian xenophobia while building an industrial workforce. A part of the series Immigration Nation. (54 minutes) A streaming videorecording
The "White Australia" Policy : Constraining the Servile Races-Immigration Nation( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Commonwealth of Australia was founded in 1901, the last thing the country wanted was to be multicultural. The measures taken to ensure an all-white nation not only caused human suffering, but actually helped create the very threat Australia feared the most--invasion from the Asian north. Through the plight of a Chinese family kept apart by immigration laws, this program examines the legal and social policies that once prohibited entry into Australia by people of color. The video covers Charles Pearson, whose book about the servile races frightened Prime Minister Barton into passing the Immigration Restriction Act; the influence of adventure novelist H. Rider Haggard; and President Wilson's dismissal of the Racial Equality plan proposed by Japan to the League of Nations, a move that sowed the seeds for Japan's aggression in World War II. A part of the series Immigration Nation. (55 minutes) A streaming videorecording
Cold War : Australia Opens Its Doors( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite being criticized overseas, Australia's exclusionary attitude toward people of color was still popular at home during the Cold War era, with the rise of communism further justifying the need to prevent Asians from entering the country. But change was in the air as civil rights movements gained momentum and a new generation questioned the ethos of the past. This program looks at the people and events responsible for dismantling Australia's whites-only immigration policy at the end of the 20th century. The unforeseen consequences of Robert Menzies' Colombo Plan, in which Asians would be allowed temporary residence in Australia; the staged kidnapping of a 6-year-old Fijian girl facing deportation; and Prime Minister Fraser's eventual acceptance of the thousands of Vietnamese refugees pouring into Darwin Harbour are all considered
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Special Broadcasting Service

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