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Sisters, Pearls and Mission Girls
In 1907 a group of young Irish nuns came ashore in one of Australia's most rugged and inhospitable regions - the far northwest. Their task was to "civilize and evangelise" the local Aboriginal women and children, first at Beagle Bay…
Kabelbel
With the art of canoe making about to vanish, an island village revives an ancient tradition. Kabelbel follows a group of villagers as they are taught the art of canoe making and seafaring by clan elders. Intergenerational differences and a…
Wedding Makers
Australian brides now spend an average of $33,000 on their wedding. Once a relatively straightforward exercise, getting married today is now a costly, extravagant and highly orchestrated event. The Wedding Makers goes behind the scenes of this competitive, glamorous and…
Halal Mate
Set amidst Melbourne's diverse Muslim community, Halal Mate tells four intimate and moving stories about Australian Muslims. Immersed in the day-to-day lives of a diverse range of characters, the series challenges some popular misconceptions about Muslim Australians. In contrast to…
4 videos
Love's Harvest
A series of four beautiful and intimate stories about organic farmers toiling hard for their belief in organic goodness and the life it provides. Director/writer/camera - Brian McKenzie Producer - Jen McMahon Editor - Bergan O'Brien Award Australian Directors Guild…
4 videos
Desert Heart
From 1958 to 1968 the Great Sandy Desert experienced one of the worst droughts in recorded history. For the pre contact desert tribes like the Yulparija, Walmajarri and Martu the land had become unliveable. In 1968 the Yuparija abandoned the…
Inventions from the Shed
Reflecting their world through an eclectic array of characters and stories that traverse the country, this series takes a spanner to the odd-bod, freak and quirky inventor. From the pure joy of seeing an idea come to life to the…
5 videos
Coniston
More than 80 years after the brutal slaughter of 100 or more Aboriginal people in Central Australia, their descendants relate their story. Known as 'the last massacre', expeditions set out in August 1928 to mow down innocent people across the…
Jabby and Friends
A fun filled video series designed to inform and entertain Aboriginal kids and parents in Northern and remote Australia about health issues relating to scabies, smoking, trachoma, infant nutrition, hygiene and healthy lifestyle choices. Clip #1: "Jabby's Friend" - Clip…
7 videos
Veiled Ambition
Frida is a young Lebanese woman from Melbourne with a head for business and a passion for fashion. She wins $4000 in a radio competition and opens a fashion boutique for Islamic women, but soon discovers there's no money in…
That’s Australia: People, Place and Story
A charming series of short documentaries that take you to the heart of Australian outback life. Biggest Banana: One of the most important days of year for Tweed Valley Banana growers is Murwillumbah's King Banana competition. After the weigh in…
Jila: Painted Waters of the Great Sandy Desert
The Ngurrara people know their desert country - it's where they grew up. But to claim their native title they need to show their knowledge of the land in a way that makes sense to them and the visiting Native…
Rodeo Road
Each year cowboys from across the Kimberley load up their saddles, chaps and wranglers and go rough riding. Some are local Aborigines born and bred in the saddle, others are young ringers from over east who come to muster through…