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Catherine Marciniak

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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…
2 videos
Life at 3
The story continues for the children of The Life Series --now they are three--as they reveal what it takes to give a child the best chance at life. Over two episodes Life at 3 measures our group of children against…
2 videos
Eating: A Way to International Understanding - Japan
Part of the Series: Teachers of the World
Japan's society is changing--increasing numbers of foreigners want to live and work in this country, which has a strong monoculture. Therefore tolerance of other nationalities has become an important issue, and in order to foster international understanding, third grade primary…
Catherine Freeman
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Athlete Catherine Freeman goes in search of the source of her drive and determination, unearthing an unexpected family heritage. Gold medallist in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Catherine is an inspiration to many. She possesses an irrepressible pride in her…
Jack Thompson
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Australian acting icon Jack Thompson unearths more than a couple of surprises--and significant Australian heritage--but where does he come from and who does he think he is? Born John Hadley Pain in Sydney in 1940, Jack took on the name…
Kate Ceberano
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Singer Kate Ceberano is convinced she is descended from 'pirates and bums' but as she delves into her family tree she uncovers links to landed gentry, as well as an artistic past. Kate's expectations are inflated when she learns that…
Steel City
The employees of the BHP steelworks in Newcastle are bracing themselves for closure. With one month to go, the termination letters have been posted and Australia's largest industrial shutdown is about to begin. The company's spindoctor is selling the closure…
Dennis Cometti
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Sports commentator Dennis Cometti finds mystery, murder and a gift for the gab as he follows his family tree back to Australia's settlement. From Meekatharra in Western Australian to northern Italy, Dennis discovers not only the hardship his grandfather faced…
Ita Buttrose
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Media personality and publisher Ita Buttrose discovers determination and drive may be hereditary as she puts her journalistic skills to the test to trace her global family. She knows of a relation named William Butters who sailed from Scotland to…
Geoffrey Robertson
Part of the Series: Who Do You Think You Are?
Barrister and human rights advocate Geoffrey Robertson QC believes that it is nurture not nature that shapes our moral integrity, but does his family history support his theory? Fifth generation Australian Geoffrey has lived in London for decades, but he…
Hospital - An Unhealthy Business
Hospital - An Unhealthy Business is the story of an institution challenged to reconcile its mission to serve the public with the economic reality of limited finance. This documentary examines the inner sanctums of an institution wrestling with key survival…
Beyond The Royal Veil
Only two generations ago, India was divided into hundreds of feudal kingdoms, each ruled by its own extraordinarily powerful royal family. Even under British rule, the Princes of India had the power of life and death over their subjects. But…
Teachers of the World
A documentary series looking at teachers from seven countries around the world. Globalisation of information, new technologies, the changing nature of our life and work...these are factors forcing education everywhere to face a period of reassessment. Some see it as…
6 videos
What is Peace - Australia
Part of the Series: Teachers of the World
Stefanie Lawrence uses a personal approach to investigate topics of conflict and peace in her combined Year 3/4 primary school class. With parental approval, she has introduced an innovative, personal growth program in which the students' experiences are often the…
Who Do You Think You Are?
Australian celebrities play detective as they go in search of their family history, revealing secrets from the past. Taking us to all corners of Australia and the globe are six stories of individuals seeking to find the definitive answer to…
6 videos
Heroes of Our Time
Heroes of Our Time is a film that penetrates the inner sanctum of the organisation - Greenpeace, during a direct action against the international oil company, Caltex. The film takes the audience into the centre of the action, sharing with…