This guide links to just some of the many TV shows, movies, ebooks, magazines and newspapers that ACU students & staff can access online...reading and viewing for when you need some down-time from study!
On April 26th, 1986, reactor four at Chernobyl nuclear power station explodes, sending an enormous radioactive cloud over Northern Ukraine and neighbouring Belarus. The danger is kept a secret from the rest of the world and the nearby population who go about their business as usual.
From acclaimed Australian film director Bruce Beresford comes the true story of a small boy's extraordinary journey from poverty to international stardom. Mao's Last Dancer captures the intoxicating effects of first love and celebrity, the pain of exile, and ultimately the triumph of individual endeavour over ideology.
Join six Australians who are brought to life through a blend of personal testimony, drama, expert analysis, location filming and archive as they face conflict on the battle-front and the home-front during the First World War.
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I. A heartbreaking classic Australian drama written by David Williamson, directed by Peter Weir and starring Mel Gibson and Mark Lee.
Celebrating over 20 years in print, Inside Sport is Australia's most highly awarded sporting publication, including the recipient of the prestigious Walkley Award for sport journalism. But that's not why sports fans love it. Inside Sport consistently tackles modern sporting issues and publishes awe-inspiring sports photography, every month.
In 1993-94 Sigrid Rausing completed her anthropological fieldwork on the peninsula of Noarootsi, a former Soviet border protection zone in Estonia. Rausing lived and worked amongst the villagers, witnessing their transition from repression to freedom, and from Soviet neglect to post-Soviet austerity.
Recorded in 1989, Russian Gypsy is a stirring collection of songs about love and the nomadic lifestyle of the Roma. The popular “Dzehelem, Dzehelem,” “Maroz-Ai Da Nu Da Da,” and “Ai Geleh Roma” are sung in Romani; all others are in Russian. An instrumental ensemble of guitar, piano, accordion, and violin accompanies singers Zina Vishnevskaya and Georgi Parthogh in their only recording together.
May Gibbs' famous children's classic The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie is also a popular children's ballet performed by the Dancers Company of the Australian Ballet School with guest artists from the Australian Ballet.
This program includes a brief background of May Gibbs before entering into the magic realm of her characters - Snugglepot, Cuddlepie, Snake, Kookaburra and Ragged Blossom. The delightful ballet brings to life the enchanting world of May Gibbs and her charming bush creatures for viewers of all ages.
Ballets Russes is a merger of Russian, American, European and Latin American dancers, choreographers, composers and designers that transformed the face of ballet for generations to come. Ballets Russes is a tribute to those remarkable dancers and the revolutionary companies that launched their careers, but more than that Ballets Russes takes on a journey through the lives of characters whose innovation changed our social histories.