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!
Growing up isn't easy, especially for Zach who is rapidly making the transition from boyhood to manhood, in both the modern world and his ancient culture. Pressures from his loving but staunch father, the temptations of city life, and the ever-present spectre of racism all take their toll. Ultimately, Zach must embrace the traditions and knowledge of his ancestors and awaken the warrior within.
Set in the ratings-obsessed world of television news, Frontline offers a satirical look behind the scenes of a contemporary current affairs program at the egos, the dubious practices, and the hypocrisy of a medium that purports to objectively present public affairs.
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.
Dark Emu puts forward an argument for a reconsideration of the hunter-gatherer tag for pre-colonial Aboriginal Australians. The evidence insists that Aboriginal people right across the continent were using domesticated plants, sowing, harvesting, irrigating and storing - behaviors inconsistent with the hunter-gatherer tag.
Danny North knew from early childhood that his family was different, and that he was different from them. While his cousins were learning how to create the things that commoners called fairies, ghosts, golems, trolls, werewolves, and other such miracles that were the heritage of the North family, Danny worried that he would never show a talent, never form an outself.
Jo narrates the story of her strong, passionate mother, Willa, whose gradual slide into dementia shifts them into a new and difficult relationship. A memorable tale of friendship and love between women.
Ukrainian-born "bad boy of ballet" Sergei Polunin became the Royal Ballet's youngest ever principal dancer at age 19. But two years later -- at the height of his success -- he walked away from it all, resolving to give up dance entirely. Steven Cantor's DANCER tracks the life of this iconoclastic virtuoso, from his prodigal beginnings in the Ukraine to his awe-inspiring performances in the U.K., Russia, and eventually the U.S., where he went viral after David LaChapelle filmed him dancing to Hozier's "Take Me to Church."
In A Swan Lake, his new full-length work created for the Norwegian National Ballet, the dancers are joined on stage by actors, a soprano, musicians and 1,000 rubber ducks. Alexander Ekman is an award-winning choreographer, whose work is internationally acclaimed for its inventiveness, musicality and humour. With a score by Swedish composer Mikael Karlsson and costumes by Danish fashion designer Henrik Vibskov, A Swan Lake takes a fresh and witty look at Tchaikovsky's ballet of all ballets.
directed by Arantxa Aguirre, 1965-; choreographed by Maurice Béjart, 1927-2007; produced by José Luis López-Liranes; performed by Kathleen Thielhelm, Béjart Ballet Lausanne (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 2011), 33 mins
51 Lex Records, art by Wande Coal, Prettycal, Clefmoo, Mo Hits All Stars, Anogiri, Ikechukwu, Maleke, Oba Omega, Emcee, Wizboy and Various Artists (51 Lex (PR) Records Ltd, 2010), 41 mins