What I Wrote: Series 1
...Louis Nowra talks about shedding the misconceptions of childhood in Radiance and discusses art, claiming it should not be relevant in Cosi. ...
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School Girl To Actor
Part of the Series: Give Me A Break
17-year-old school girl Renae Simpson lives in Mt Magnet, a mining town hundreds of kilometers away from Perth. She wants to be a famous actress, and, as she puts it, "be on the cover of Woman's Day". Over 2 weeks…
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Introducing the Quantum
Episode 50 of Physics and Our Universe:
Begin your study of the ideas that revolutionized physics at the atomic scale: quantum theory. The word quantum comes from Max Planck's proposal in 1900 that the atomic vibrations that produce light must be quantized: that is, they occur only…
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Serpent Mother
Serpent Mother is about devotion to the Goddess of Snakes and the importance of divine female power in West Bengal Indian life. The film's focus is the Jhapan Festival, the great celebration of snakes. Shown are festival preparations, the role…
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Color and Light
Explore the story of light and color in art - both in the search for greater realism and spiritual ecstasy. Journey from Gothic cathedrals and Indian courtly painting to modern art.
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Do Donkeys Act? - The Mystery and Intrigue of the Donkey
Narrated by Willem Dafoe, DO DONKEYS ACT encourages us to respect a major language barrier we might not otherwise consider, the mystery and intrigue of donkey utterances. We are invited to "step into their shade and listen closely" as we…
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Dharma in the Bhagavad Gita
Episode 8 of A History of India
The Bhagavad Gita is arguably one of the most famous texts in world history. Explore the origins and context for the story, delve into the complexities of philosophy and religion that the narrative contains, and understand why it has resonated…
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Three Episodes from Ulysses
Episode 26 of The Irish Identity
Unpack the complexity of Ulysses by looking at three of its episodes: "Hades" (episode 6), "Nausicaa" (episode 13), and "Circe" (episode 15)--three of the most moving and compelling chapters in the novel. By studying these three episodes, you'll gain a…
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The Art of Barbara Hepworth
Barbara Hepworth is a major British artist of the twentieth century. The Art of Barbara Hepworth reveals the beauty and the power of her sculptures, and the ideas which motivated her throughout her creative life. Extensive exhibitions at Tate St…
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Revelation’s Vision of New Creation
Episode 36 of Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation
[Revelation] Conclude the course with a lecture on perhaps the most evocative, unsettling, and yet hopeful book in the Bible: Revelation. After considering the narrative's vivid word pictures, dramatic plot, and unforgettable characters, you'll see how Revelation fits into a…
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Paul’s Letters to a Community in Conflict
Episode 32 of Reading Biblical Literature: Genesis to Revelation
[1 and 2 Corinthians] While in Ephesus, Paul wrote letters now known as 1 and 2 Corinthians to the Christian community of Corinth. Here, unpack the four major sections of these two iconic letters to a conflicted community, which offer…
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Brahms—Six Pieces for Piano, Op. 118
Episode 14 of The 23 Greatest Solo Piano Works
Explore Brahms's musical aesthetics that combined 18th-century formal procedures with a fully Romantic expressive content. Uncover the riches of the six pieces of Opus 118, highlighting the compositional ingenuity of the wistfully beautiful Intermezzo in A, the radiant Romance in…
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Creative Inquiry
Episode 2 of Landscape and You Episodes 1-14
In this episode visual artists and writers working with the land utilise various creative inquiry strategies to explore their responses to chosen spaces and places. Using direct observation, as well as sources such as dreams and memories, these artists create…
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Howard Zinn: A People's History of the United States
With the tremendous success of his book, A People's History of the United States, Howard Zinn radically changed the way Americans see themselves. His friend Noam Chomsky says that Zinn litteraly transformed a generation's conscience. Zinn talks about those who…
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The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard - Patron Saint of Creativity
The Unruly Mystic: Saint Hildegard is an inspirational documentary of how the filmmaker, Michael Conti, reaffirms his life's work when in love with a 12th century Saint. Saint Hildegard of Bingen evokes a calling, that sweet spot of creativity that…
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Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask - The Life and Work of Philosopher Frantz Fanon
This documentary was the first film to explore Frantz Fanon, the pre-eminent theorist of the anti-colonial movements of this century. Fanon's two major works, Black Skin, White Masks and The Wretched of the Earth , were pioneering studies of the…
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Women's Power - Female Leadership Around the World
This educational documentary offers a panoramic view of female leadership, creativity, wisdom, and courage around the world and over thousands of years. WOMEN'S POWER looks at female spheres of power in politics, economics, religion, medicine, arts, and letters, featuring a…
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An Arthur-Like Figure in Cornwall
Episode 2 of King Arthur: History and Legend
Investigate archaeological and historical evidence that support the existence of an Arthur-like figure in early Britain. Learn about the site of Cadbury Castle, the center of operations of a leader of great military and logistical skill who thwarted the Saxon…
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Scipio Africanus the Elder
Episode 5 of Famous Romans
The son of the consul of 218 B.C., Africanus earned his sobriquet by crushing Hannibal in 202 at Zama (now Tunisia), one of the most decisive battles in world history. Here we compare Scipio and Hannibal and the lessons they…
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Native American Tricksters
Episode 57 of Great Mythologies of the World
Go in-depth with the Trickster archetype. Although not exclusive to Northern American tales, the Trickster is the most popular character in Native American myths. There are likely more stories about him than about anyone else.
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