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SBS Independent

Works: 499 works in 1,003 publications in 3 languages and 7,307 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Documentary films  History  Comedy films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Historical films  Short films  Animated films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about SBS Independent
Most widely held works by SBS Independent
Ten Canoes by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Australian languages and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten canoes tells the story of the people of the Arafura swamp, in their language, and is set a long time before the coming of the Balanda, as white people were known. Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong
Noise by Neil Young( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noise: Two heinous crimes have left a suburban town reeling. As the local community enfolds itself in a shroud of secrecy, borne from fear and an untrammeled mistrust of authority, the police remain desperate for witnesses. Graham McGahan, a young police constable suffering from a chronic hearing problem, is stationed at a police caravan near the crime scene. Living on the periphery of the investigation, McGahan crosses paths with the people affected by the tragedies and gradually unravels a nightmare of guilt and suspicion that will involve him more than he could ever have imagined
A collection of 2005 Academy Award nominated short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short films nominated for the 78th Annual Academy Awards, including the winning live action short and the winning animated short
1-800-INDIA( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over the past decade, India has emerged as the leader in the global market for outsourced white-collar jobs, one reason for the nation's rapid economic growth. This Wide Angle case study explores the experiences of emerging Indian professionals who have been recruited into positions requiring long hours, late-night shifts, and Westernized work habits. The program reveals the human and cultural impact of a controversial yet essentially unstoppable global economic trend, examining its effect on Indian family life, on the evolving landscape of urban India, and on the aspirations and daily lives of young Indian citizens, especially women, as they enter the work force. In addition, anchor Daljit Dhaliwal discusses social, political, and economic development in India with Michael Elliott, editor of Time International"--DVD container
The Stolen Eye with Jane Elliott( Visual )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jane Elliott performs her famous blue-eyed/brown-eyed experiment on a group of white and aborigine adults in Australia. Considering how the government forcibly removed children of aboriginal parents in order to make the whole race extinct, the video illustrates what happens when the tables are turned, and the whites become the victim of this blatant discrimination
The tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tracker: An Aborigine tracker is teamed with three mounted policemen to search for a fugitive suspected of murdering a white woman. A study in archetypes and stereotypes, as each individual moves closer to their own primal emotions and instincts as they move further into the outback. When the searchers come into contact with the native peoples of the wilderness, their urges find new and brutal outlets
Dying to leave by Chris Hilton( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the current worldwide boom in illicit migration, and looks at the dire circumstances that drive desperate people from their homes. Part 1, Human cargo, tackles the unseen world of people smuggling, usually involving voluntary passage in search of better economic or social conditions. Part 2, Slaves of the free market, looks at human trafficking--smuggling activity that includes a new kind of indentured servitude, where impossible debt is combined with brutal working conditions
The quiet room by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witnessing the deteriorating relationship between her parents, a young girl becomes immersed in her own world. Not having the words to express her emotions, she suspects that words themselves may be the problem, so she stops talking. Through her silence, she attempts to influence her parents' behavior to force them to communicate properly with each other and with her. Gives voice to a girl's confusion, cleverness and hopeful joy as she attempts to change her world
Walking on water by Tony Ayres( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie and Anna are Gavin's two best friends. They made a pact to assist the terminally ill Gavin to die when the time came. However, despite a massive dose of morphine, Gavin stays alive. Charlie ends up using a plastic bag to suffocate Gavin, hardly the dignified death they had planned. Thus begins an emotional roller coaster ride during which Charlie and Anna are forced to face the true meaning of friendship, loyalty and love
End of the Rainbow by Robert Nugent( Visual )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Examines the cultural, economic and environmental impact of a transnational gold mining operation on a remote farming community in northeastern Guinea. Our two guides, the village chief and the head engineer of the mine, illustrate in telling detail the contrasting lifestyles and worldviews of global corporations and local, pre-industrial societies. Always in the background is the military regime of president Lansana Conté, in power since 1984, which granted the concession to the company. The film asks: who benefits when foreign extractive industries are invited to develop a country's natural resources?"--Container
Code of the Camorra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking and powerful expose of the recent resurgence of the Italian mafia
Lake Mungo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixteen-year-old Alice Palmer drowns while swimming in the local dam. When her body is recovered and her death ruled accidental, her grieving family buries her. The family then experiences a series of strange and inexplicable events centered in and around their home. Profoundly unsettled, the Palmers seek the help of Ray Kemeny, a psychic and parapsychologist. Kemeny discovers that Alice led a secret, double life. A series of clues lead the family to Lake Mungo where Alice's secret past emerges
Becoming Julia( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this intimate and personal portrait, we follow Paul, a single, straight bus driver of 37, in his transition to become Julia. At first glance, Paul comes across as a regular affable blokey Australian man, but inside it is a different story. Exploring the deconstruction and reconstruction of a person, we follow Paul as he begins living as a woman. With endearing humor and honesty and a strong determination not to fall into pre-ordained expectations, Julia gives us an engaging account of the everyday difficulties involved in going through a sex change
Walking with my sisters : a Native title journey by Bronwyn Kidd( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A native title journey told through the story of three aboriginal sisters, the traditional custodians of the Bryon Bay area. This is their battle to prove connection to the land where they grew up
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the Irish experience abroad as seen by Irish migrants themselves and as others perceive them. Covers the diversity and scale of Irish migration, the rise of Irish emigrants from slaves and convicts to plantation owners and influential politicians, Ireland's women emigrants, religious beliefs of Irish emigrants, and how the reality of Ireland today differs from the Ireland imagined by emigrants and their descendents
The Big lie : inside the rise and fraud of WorldCom by Bill Myers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the hired guns of British American Tobacco came to Australia to appeal a decision in favour of a terminally-ill wife and mother, they didn't stop once they had the award overturned. They then set out to pursue the family of Rolah McCabe in order to cover their own legal costs in the case. Combining tense legal action with the highly-charged emotional fallout that is the legacy of those who put themselves in the sights of Big Tobacco, The Big Lie is an eloquent essay in deceit and corporate thuggery and world-class documentary filmmaking at its very best
The Djarn Djarns( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DJARN DJARNS is the story of a friendship between four young boys, the responsibility they feel for their culture and the love a young boy has for his father
After Mabo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The basis for the text is the ongoing debate surrounding the concept of native title in Australia; its potent resurrection, exemplified by Eddie Mabo's intensive struggle to assert land rights for the Murray Islanders during the last thirty years of the twentieth century, and its consequent reverberations throughout Aboriginal and non Aboriginal communities
House gang( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos is unleashed when party animal Trev slams the front door one night, awakening his housemates from their dreams. In the ensuing twilight, Robert and Belinda share a long kiss, while Trev convinces Mike that a love shrine is the answer to his mid-life crisis
House gang( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Trev and Chloe slumber, the housemates plan a joint surprise birthday party. Dreams of love turn to nightmares when Chloe and Trev wake up screaming after visions of disco Mike on rollerblades. Meanwhile, Mike counsels lovelorn Robert. Trev wakes to Donna outside his door, but her reaction is not what he'd hoped
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