This documentary provides a portrait of the late Joe Sarno, one of the pioneering directors of the 1960s ‘sexploitation’ film genre. Known for a distinctly economic style and an abiding interest in tense, psycho-sexual character development, Sarno has come to be recognised as one of the true auteurs to emerge from the sexploitation form. The program includes archival footage from his films and interviews with Sarno, his wife, and expert cinephiles.
This documentary series explores the fact that from Google, and Facebook and Wikipedia to the systems of democracy, finance, manufacture and the law; many aspects of modern life owe their existence to a single defining period: the Age of Enlightenment of the 18th century. Filmed in locations across Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and America, this illuminating series brings to life some of the key characters of the era - Newton, Erasmus, Darwin, Voltaire, Diderot, Condorcet, Frederick the Great and Thomas Jefferson - and the ideas that shaped the world we live in today.
Long before Nigel Kennedy and Lang Lang, Jascha Heifetz was the original classical superstar. Supremely talented, his violin playing has arguably never been surpassed. Peter Rosen's film charts his extraordinary story of successes which span virtually the entire 20th century.
Hetti Perkins presents art + soul, a powerful and emotionally engaging television series about contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art, and the artists who create it. An Eastern Arrernte and Kalkadoon desert woman, Hetti is senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, daughter of political activist Charles Perkins and sister of filmmaker Rachel Perkins (First Australians, Bran Nue Dae).