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Two Towns of Jasper
On June 7, 1998, three white men from Jasper, Texas, chained African-American James Byrd to a pick-up truck and dragged him until his body disintegrated. This powerful documentary takes you to the white and black communities as it records their…
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Last Great Cattle Drive
...of the cattle drives that opened up the Territory and were a feature of outback life until the advent of road trains. A handful of drovers still operate...
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The Queen in Australia - Queen Elizabeth II and Her 1954 Visit to Australia
A landmark in Australian history THE QUEEN IN AUSTRALIA not only records the first visit by a reigning monarch to Australia, it was also the first colour, feature-length documentary made in Australia. This historic program provides nationwide coverage of the…
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Welcome to Woomera
...from the late 1940s when the vast rocket range was first created in the outback to accommodate Britain's defence plans or later, when the Americans based...
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The Best of Australia and Tasmania
Episode 21 of The Everyday Guide to Wine Series
...white and red varieties. Australia also makes the top wine imported into the United States. Survey its popular wines, including a Riesling-like Semillon from...
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Cunnamulla
...is an astonishingly honest portrait of life in an isolated community in outback Queensland. ...
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Unfolding Florence - The Many Lives of Florence Broadhurst
...has captured the world's imagination. Born into a farming family in outback Australia in 1899, by her mid-twenties she was a singer and dancer in Shanghai...
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Who Are We? - Allora Show, Mt Isa, Canberra & Brisbane
Episode 5 of Dumb, Drunk & Racist
In this episode Joe introduces the guys to Bushies, Bogans, suburban battlers and a Nobel Laureate scientist. Are we dumb, or do we just like to hide our light under a bushel? The episode starts off deep in the bush…
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Stuart Hall - The Origins of Cultural Studies
Part of the Series: MEF Stuart Hall Collection
In this classic 1989 lecture, world-renowned cultural theorist Stuart Hall traces the social, intellectual, and institutional environment from which cultural studies emerged. An invaluable introduction to the issues that inspired cultural studies as both an intellectual and political project.
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Clean Energy - Solar Power
Part of the Series: Green Careers Series
In this program, we'll view the entire range of jobs needed to make solar power a reality from research and development, design and marketing, and financial analysis to construction and project management. Engineers, analysts and managers share with us both…
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Hairworld
...bronze medals in timed tests of hairstyling skill - among them the crack United States Team. The competition is a spectacle of rich colours and provocative...
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Film Australia's Australia: Beliefs, Values and Customs
Is it possible to generalise about the beliefs, values and customs of a nation? Is there a national character - an Australian identity? Does the "typical Aussie" exist or is he (rarely she!) some mythical creation in the minds of…
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Japan - The Bamboo Bends and Does Not Break
Part of the Series: Asian Insight
Modern Japan pulsates with people, colour and prosperity. But behind the everyday courtesies are time-honoured traditions and a society that seemingly is a paradox. Unravelling the history of this complex country leads to a renewed understanding of the Japanese people.
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Aboriginal and Colonial Myths of Australia
Episode 12 of Great Mythologies of the World Course 4 - Asia and the Pacific
Australian mythology, like its wildlife, has features found nowhere else. Discover the mysterious underworld, from where most of life arose from the ground; encounter the Totemic Ancestors; hear tales of the creation of the world during Dream Time; and explore…
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Capitalist Drive
A very personal account of one family and its links across two continents and three generations, despite political divides. In CAPITALIST DRIVE award-winning filmmaker Barbara Chobocky turns the camera on her own extended family to discover how ordinary people cope…
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Qualitative Consumer Research Episode 1
Part of the Series: Qualitative Consumer Research Episodes 1-14
A video from ECU's archive of documentaries and teaching films. In this introductory program Professor Hill describes the scope of qualitative research together with the guiding principles and the specific issues involved in data collection, analysis and writing up of…
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U.S. Regions: Washington and Oregon
Episode 18 of The Everyday Guide to Wine Series
How do Oregon producers differ from their California neighbors? What's so unique about Washington's grape vines? Learn the answers to these and other questions as you taste their versions of Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Merlot, and Syrah.
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The Migrant Experience: Setting Out
Part of the Series: The Migrant Experience
SETTING OUT presents a condensed general history of migration to Australia over 200 years, surveying the chief events in Australian and world history that have influenced our migration patterns and immigration laws. Combining contemporary and historical experiences, it illustrates the…
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Brazil - An Inconvenient History
At first glance Brazil appears to be an alluring playground of exciting carnivals, sultry samba, divine football and a vibrantly diverse people. But behind this dazzling facade lies a disturbing story of historys largest-ever slave population. Astonishingly Brazil, a Portuguese…
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Culture and Cosmos in Chinese Mythology
Episode 1 of Great Mythologies of the World Course 4 - Asia and the Pacific
Begin your journey into the mythology of Asia and the Pacific with the story of Fu Xi, which illustrates a profound truth about both Chinese society and the mythology of the Pacific Rim: culture and human relations come first. See…
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