Explores the life and work of the hugely influential philosopher Peter Singer. Singer, now a Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University, has taken centre stage in many of the most important debates of our times. From euthanasia to animal rights and globalisation, he is a philosopher at the coal face and the questions he poses are not only relevant but critical for all of us.
Virtually every town and suburb across Australia has a monument to its own local WW1 heroes - men, women, boys who gave their lives that we might live. We walk past them every day, names carved in stone unseen. Lives forgotten. Taking these memorials and the long lists of the dead as a starting point, NOT FORGOTTEN brings individual lives and stories back to life, reaching out to 21st century descendants to explore the ways in which Australian families, communities and the nation as a whole was touched and transformed by the Great War, and how the legacy of their experience laid the foundations for our 20th century history.
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Celebrates the 50th anniversary of Musica Viva, founded in Sydney in 1945 by Austrian refugee Richard Goldner to promote chamber music in Australia. The program examines the possible future for this unique organization which today also tours international and local artists of many types in city and country Australia.
A unique behind the scenes look at the business of going public. A drama about big business with ordinary shopkeepers as the stars. GOING PUBLIC follows a disparate group of Apple Mac retailers as they merge into one company and have a go at making the big time as a public company.
Dr Niki Ellis is a world expert on wellbeing at work and a leading troubleshooter in workplaces with big problems. In each program she enters a different workplace with a specific problem and uses her experience in medicine and organisational health to discover what has gone wrong and why. Then she tells everyone in a no-nonsense way what they have to do to fix it. Do they do what she wants? Whatever happens we learn a lot on the way about stress, workplace psychology, work-life balance and wellbeing.
CO PRODUCER ARTEMIS INTERNATIONAL PERTH
Profiles of one of Australia's most important but unsung writers and editors, Florence James, as seen through the eyes of her grand-daughter, a young actress who acts in COME IN SPINNER, an adaptation of one of James' novels.
Simone Young is regarded as one of the leading conductors of her generation, the youngest person and the first woman to be appointed resident conductor with the Australian Opera Company. She made her debut at the Sydney Opera House at the age of 24, and among her many overseas engagements has worked with the Cologne Opera, the Berlin State Opera, the Vienna State Opera and the New York Metropolitan Opera. She's now based in Hamburg and is particularly renowned for her interpretation of Wagner - she was the first woman to conduct a full cycle of his most famous work The Ring.
Profiles a young Australian woman conductor, Simone Young, who at the age of 33 has achieved extraordinary success in a complex and male-dominated art form. The documentary starts in Berlin in the German winter and takes the viewer inside some of Europe's finest opera houses and Florence's Maggio Musicale with Simone centre stage.