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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…
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.…
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.…
Charlie's Country
With no way to live a traditional lifestyle in his Aboriginal community, aging Charlie (David Gulpilil) struggles to make his own way in life. Winner of Un Certain Regard for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival. Winner of Best…
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…
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,…
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…
The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith
Fred Schepisi's internationally acclaimed masterpiece, based on the novel by Thomas Keneally, is the shocking tale of an indigenous man driven to madness and revenge. Jimmie Blacksmith (Tommy Lewis) is a young Aboriginal half-caste' raised in central NSW at the…
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…
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…
Life at 1
How do you give a child the best chance in life? Life at 1 is the first instalment in a landmark series that aims to unlock the secrets of child development by following 11 babies and their families for seven…
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Catalyst: How to Exercise Better 
We all know exercise is good for us. But how many of us really know what kind of exercise we should be doing, how much of it we need, or how hard we should push ourselves? To find the answers,…
Saving Andrew Mallard
70 year old Grace Mallard refuses to believe her son Andrew is guilty of murder. 11 years ago Andrew was put away for life for the murder of a local jeweler. Over the course of a decade, Grace and her…
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…
Lore
Left to fend for themselves after their SS officer father and mother, staunch Nazi believers, are interred by the victorious Allies at the end of World War II, five German children undertake a harrowing journey that exposes them to the…
First Day
First Day is a documentary that follows the lives of 11 young Australians as they experience their first day at school. We follow the children and their families in the weeks leading up to the first day and observe the…
Don's Party
When you mix a left-wing teacher, a loud-mouthed sex maniac, a mild-mannered accountant, a failed philosopher, a promiscuous 19-year-old, a frustrated wife, a drunken pornographer, a sexy temperamental artist and an arrogant dentist with a lot of booze...anything can happen!…
Remembering the Man - A True Story of Love and Loss
A story of love, loss and AIDS from a uniquely Australian perspective. In the 1970s, at a prestigious Catholic boys school in Melbourne, arty and flamboyant Tim Conigrave fell madly in love with the star of the school's football team...…
The Getting of Wisdom
Told with a delicate blend of satire and nostalgia, this award-winning coming-of-age tale introduces one of Australian literature's most beloved characters to the screen, Laura Tweedle Rambothan (Susannah Fowle). Chronicling her stormy passage through the sedate halls of an expensive…
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…