Shows from Umbrella
A captivating step back in time, Pozieres explores the small village in Northern France which, during the Great War in 1916, was the setting of one of the bloodiest battles in history, and a twentieth century tragedy for Australia.
Prepare yourself for an eye-opening look at Australia's fashion and modeling scene in the mid 1980s - a cut-throat business where looks are everything and beauty is but skin deep. Featuring an early performance from Oscar winner Nicole Kidman.
The original Boy from Oz and international superstar Peter Allen captured the imagination of audiences from an early age. Singing alongside Chris Bell in the 1960s as half of The Allen Brothers, Peter was a born performer ready to take on the world.
Skippy The Bush Kangaroo takes a giant leap into his first ever feature film. This rarely seen 1969 stand-alone production continues the intrepid adventures of young Sonny Hammond alongside his ever-reliable marsupial friend.
DH Lawrence wrote Kangaroo as a semi-autobiographical account of his 1922 visit to Australia. The Somers leave Europe in the early Twenties for a new life in Australia, but they are soon enveloped in a web of political intrigue, adultery and murder.
This groundbreaking documentary presents the history of surfing in Australia from its origin in 1915, through its development with wooden boards, the Malibu revolution of the 50s and 60s, the shortboard revolution of the 70s and into the radical 80s.
The exploits of Ned Kelly, Australian icon and notorious outlaw, raise questions of injustice and oppression. This documentary examines infamous bushranger's life and asks was he an outlaw, a freedom fighter or simply a murderer with a message?
Considered by many as one of the most remarkable female opera singers of the 20th century, Dame Joan Sutherland's achievements in the performing arts are indubitable. Her reputation is richly celebrated in this rarely seen live performance.
Susie O'Connor says that from the moment she started working for him, her boss sexually harassed her. When she didn't submit to his advances, she was summarily fired. Now she's after $40,000 in compensation and won't back down without a fight.
Haunting memories of youth converge as two brothers come to terms with their chequered past in Erskineville Kings, a powerful tale of sibling rivalry and hard-earned respect.
The remarkable story of exiled filmmaker Ibrahim Arify as he returns to his native Afghanistan, tasked with restoring 8,000 hours of lost films against Taliban wishes. Films burned and destroyed and thought never to be seen again - until now.
One of the most brutal conflicts in Australian war history, the Kokoda Campaign was a powerful victory that directly saved Australia from the threat of Japanese occupation. These are the harrowing personal stories from the Kokoda Trail in New Guinea.
Two young Australians, Clark Carter and Chris Bray, set off to drag their homemade kayaks more than 1,000 kilometres across a remote island in the Arctic. After giving up first time, they're now back, more determined than ever.
Princes of the Palace is the first major documentary to chart the lives of the British royal family's princes... Philip, Charles, William, Harry and young Prince George, as they've supported history's longest serving monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
"Fear has been ruling the environmental debate... global warming is real, it is man-made and it is an important problem, but it is not the end of the world." Cool It is a bold and refreshing look at the bigger picture.
The Stones were an inspiration to hordes of imitators and millions of fans, but until now there has never been an authoritative independent review of the factors that shaped the classic singles.
A man ahead of his time, Eddie Koiki Mabo, left an indelible legacy to the people of Australia, reshaping the landscape and opening up possibilities that many never dreamed of.
Popular media personality Alan Jones talks to a selection of talented and influential Australians who have achieved greatness in their respective fields. In this episode, former Prime Minister John Howard and entrepreneur John Singleton.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II's maiden visit to Australia in 1954 marked the end of one era and the dawn of another. This documentary reveals how it touched the very fabric of Australian society and influenced attitudes toward the monarchy.
Revealing Gallipoli brings the battle alive from different perspectives in an effort to fully understand the conflict.
Australia, 1830. Edward Waterman and his family arrive in remote Tasmania, helping with the enforced removal of Aborigines. Aboriginal woman Manganinnie survives a raid and is separated - can Waterman's daughter help her be reunited with her people?
Jeremy Lin's story is not just about basketball. His is a universal story of courage, determination and above all faith. Witness Jeremy's amazing journey to the NBA from an undersized California kid who loved to shoot hoops and refused to give up.
Forty years after legendary filmmaker John Heyer captured a uniquely Aussie adventure, we revisit the dusty outback once more as dedicated postman Tom Kruse returns to the Birdsville Track to relive his past and comment on the future of Australia.
Steve Wright may well be regarded as a pioneer of Australian Rock 'n' Roll. This concert, recorded at Adelaide's Bridgeway Hotel in 1987 is the culmination of three decades of commitment to rock from an artist whose legacy endures unabated today.
Jason Stillwell lives and breathes martial arts. He strives to one day be just like his hero, Bruce Lee. When his karate teacher is run out of town he enrolls at a new gym and faces the same predicament - a crime syndicate muscling in for control.
When rock band frontman Maynard James Keenan teamed up with winemaker Eric Glomski to pioneer sustainable wine making in the harsh Arizona desert, many put it down to a midlife crisis. But Blood Into Wine reveals just how serious he is.
With more than 70 million albums sold worldwide, Kylie Minogue has earned her crown as the Princess of Pop as well as being a fashion icon, designer, entrepreneur, actress and philanthropist.
Four applicants, with their own hidden agendas, are accepted by a mysterious corporation to participate in a medical experiment at an isolated testing facility. With no instructions and no supplies, the human lab rats must fend for themselves.
Exploring her dedication to the song writing process, her influences and inspiration, Taylor Swift - Superstar captures the essence of the creative persona of one of the world's most popular performers.