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Sweet Country
Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal man, works for a preacher in the outback of Australia's Northern Territory. When Harry, a bitter war veteran, moves into a neighbouring outpost, the preacher sends Sam and his family to help Harry renovate his cattle…
Girl Asleep
The world is closing in on 14 year-old Greta Driscoll. A teen at a cross roads, she can't bear to leave her childhood behind because it contains all the delightful things that give her comfort in this otherwise incomprehensible world.…
The Tracker
The Australian outback, 1922.... four men, three white and one black, relentlessly track a fugitive, an aboriginal man accused of murdering a white woman. When an interrogation of a small group of indigenous people turns into a massacre, paranoia sets…
My Brilliant Career
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer.…
The Last Days of Chez Nous
Nominated for 10 AFI Awards, THE LAST DAYS OF CHEZ NOUS is a potent drama set around the life of a family facing change. Beth (Lisa Harrow in an AFI Award winning performance) is a modern matriarch doing her best…
I am a Girl - Girls Around the World
There is a group of people in the world today who are more persecuted than anyone else, but they are not political or religious activists. They are girls. Being born a girl means you are more likely to be subjected…
Kanyini - An Aboriginal Australian Shares His Story and Wisdom
A Pitjantjatjara word meaning interconnectedness; caring, support, nurturing, and responsibility, "Kanyini" is a feature documentary which explores the philosophy and the life of Bob Randall, an Aboriginal man who lived in Mutitjulu, a town beside the world's greatest monolith, Uluru,…
The Orchestra
Imagine a world where a band of tiny musicians follow you and play a soundtrack for your life - communicating your emotions, fears and hopes. In this world lives elderly Vernon; a lonely man whose crippling shyness causes his orchestral…
Babakiueria
Imagine what it would be like if black settlers arrived to settle a continent inhabited by white natives? In 1788, the first white settlers arrived in Botany Bay to begin the process of white colonisation of Australia. But in Babakiueria,…
Legal Briefs Series
In a series of short episodes Lizzie O'Shea talks to Australia's top legal minds. She takes you into the courts, and the places where our law is made. Clip #1: "Legal Briefs - What is the Law?" - Clip #2:…
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Ellipsis
In the middle of a crowded city the paths of two strangers, a man and a woman, collide. This accidental, chance occurrence sets in motion a chain of events that sees the two strangers embark on a night of adventure…
The Rats of Tobruk
Following on the great tradition of Forty Thousand Horsemen, Charles Chauvel's 1944 cinematic account of the Battle of Rommel is a tour de force of Australian filmmaking, telling the story of three courageous men who join the Australian Imperial Force…
Walkabout
A young sister and brother are abandoned in the harsh Australian outback and must learn to cope in the natural world, without their usual comforts, in this hypnotic masterpiece from Nicolas Roeg. Along the way, they meet a young aborigine…
Skippy and the Intruders
Undeniable hero of the Australian TV and pop culture scene, Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film in SKIPPY AND THE INTRUDERS. In this rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production, two suspicious divers arrive…
Tim
Mary (Piper Laurie) is a single businesswoman in her 40s. Tim (Mel Gibson) is a young day laborer who suffers from a learning disability. When Mary hires Tim to do work around her house, the two very different people discover…
The Wilding
Juvenile inmate Malcolm is in love with his cellmate Tye, but their relationship is confined within their cell. When Malcolm is offered a shot at parole, his actions inadvertently mark Tye as a target for attacks by other inmates. With…
Hey Hey It’s Esther Blueburger
Sometimes to fit in you have to stand out. HEY HEY IT'S ESTHER BLUEBURGER is a hilarious coming of age comedy that explores what it's really like to be an outsider in your own world. Esther is not like other…
Attack Force Z
Mel Gibson commands an elite military team dispatched during WW II to locate and rescue the survivors of a shot down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. One of the castaways, a defecting Japanese official,…
Four of a Kind
Four different women are coaxed, tricked, or forced into revealing each of their well-hidden secrets. Through a veil of lies, the women flirt with the truth as they experience betrayal, ambition, loneliness, pain, and anger. But the lies they tell…
Night Parrot Stories - A Mysterious Australian Bird
In the remote deserts of Australia lives an elusive nocturnal bird called the Night Parrot. Virtually nothing is known of its ecology as it's disappeared at the end of the 19th Century. Searching for evidence of its existence became a…