ANZAC Day, on the 25th of April every year, marks the anniversary of the first major military action by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Each year, we remember those who fought at Gallipoli, and honour ANZACs both past and present. Our picks for the long weekend include three films that celebrate the unique ANZAC spirit: The Telegram ManThanks Girls and Goodbye and Nancy Wake: Gestapo’s Most Wanted.



Set just off the coast of sunny North Queensland, Palm Island is a tropical paradise. But its shady history sparks memories of Australia’s colonialist past; a darker time, characterised by racial hatred and persecution.


date: 10th Jun 2015

tags: Australian history, Biography, Law


Mabo and Wik may have been two of the biggest cases to ever be heard in the High Court of Australia, but who were the people behind the scenes? Who were the decision makers? This documentary goes beyond the cases and looks at those behind the scenes.


On the run from gangsters, police and Hollywood big-wigs, two Australian filmmakers try to leave their mark on the film industry. Like a filmmaking Bonnie and Clyde, Rupert Kathner and Alma Brooks went on a film spree developing films while traveling thousands of miles, not letting anything get in their way.


Australian independent political documentary about the US installations in Australia at Pine Gap near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. Covers the the Loans Affair and the sacking of the Whitlam Labor Government in 1975, the Christopher Boyce spy trial, the role of the Central Intelligence Agency in foreign territories and its former agent Victor Marchetti as well as government secrecy, security, intelligence, foreign affairs and policy.

date: 6th Sep 2014

tags: Australian history, History


John Pilger’s address to the Festival of Dangerous Ideas is a clarion call in the old style. We listen to this and can’t help but be reminded that we are not hearing this kind of impassioned call to reason at all anymore, at least not from our so-called leaders or even our public intellectuals. His topics range from the appalling treatment of Indigenous Australians and the reasons for it, to the propaganda enveloping us over Iraq, Syria and the Palestinian conflict.

date: 8th Apr 2014

tags: Australian history, Politics, Society


Utopia” is an epic and ground-breaking production by the Emmy and BAFTA winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger.


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