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SBS Independent

Works: 496 works in 993 publications in 3 languages and 7,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Comedy films  Documentary television programs  Historical films  Short films  Animated films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 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 )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Australian languages and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A parable of forbidden love from Australia's mythical past, narrated by Australian icon David Gulpilil and starring his son Jamie as the covetous youth Dayindi, Ten Canoes is a ground-breaking glimpse into aboriginal life centuries before European settlement. Shot in and around the Arafura Wetlands of Central Arnhem Land, Rolf de Heer and the People of Ramingining have created a pioneering and timeless tale for all people and all cultures."--DVD Container
Noise by Neil Young( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 500 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 460 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 250 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 tracker by Rolf De Heer( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 206 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
The stolen eye( 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
Dying to leave by Chris Hilton( Visual )

11 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 139 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 )

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

Chalie 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 118 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
Lake Mungo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 100 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
The Irish empire by Alan Gilsenan( Visual )

in English and held by 93 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
Code of the Camorra( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in Italian and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shocking and powerful expose of the recent resurgence of the Italian mafia
Becoming Julia( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 80 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
After Mabo( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the High Court of Australia's Mabo and Wik decisions and the political responses to them
Beneath clouds by Ivan Sen( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blue eyed, fair skinned Lena is the daughter of an Aboriginal mother, living in a small country town. She longs for the romantic ideal of her absent father and his Irish heritage. When her home life feels set to implode, she hits the road with little money, a backpack and a photo of her dad. When Lena misses her bus to Sydney, she meets up with Vaughn, an Aboriginal teenager who has run away from a minimum-security prison in the desperate hope of reaching his ill mother. Vaughn is hardened by his anger at the world. Initially the two reluctant travelling companions are suspicious and wary of each other, but their journey, mostly by foot and the odd lift, builds an understanding between them
The Big lie : inside the rise and fraud of WorldCom by Bill Myers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning as a theoretical calculation, WorldCom's projection for business growth soon became corporate strategy and eventually a model for the entire telecommunications industry. Unfortunately, it was completely unfounded. This CNBC news documentary exposed the extent of the WorldCom fraud and the smoke-and-mirrors behavior that prevailed not only at WorldCom but throughout the industry as a whole. Viewers will gain insight into the actions, decisions, and deception of several key participants, including the then-chairmen of AT & T and Sprint as well as the WorldCom capacity planner who constructed the growth model
Slow food revolution( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It introduces an international eco-gastronomic movement known as "slow food champions". The champions aim at protecting traditional culture and environment while encouraging regional production, food education and pleasure. The program visits Italy, Mexico, Australia and see the development of the food revolution
Harvie Krumpet by Adam Elliot( Visual )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A clay animation film about Harvie Krumpet, an ordinary man seemingly cursed with perpetual bad luck
Troubled minds : the lithium revolution( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1940s, Australian doctor John Cade discovered that lithium could successfully treat what was then known as manic depression. Lithium changed the way the medical establishment thought about mental illness and neuroscience and initiated the era of psychopharmacology
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Alternative Names
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