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Israel Folau controversy set to be examined in upcoming ABC doco

Israel Folau controversy set to be examined in upcoming ABC doco

The 90-minute documentary, which is in pre-production and is slated to go to air late next year, will be made by In Films, the production company behind Revelation.

  • by Karl Quinn

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‘I’m proud. Money is nothing’: Franco Cozzo’s life more splendid

‘I’m proud. Money is nothing’: Franco Cozzo’s life more splendid

A long-awaited documentary about furniture salesman and Melbourne icon Franco Cozzo captures the highs and the lows, including those drug rumours.

  • by Karl Quinn
Peter Jackson’s great dread: how to take a sad song and make it better?

Peter Jackson’s great dread: how to take a sad song and make it better?

The famous filmmaker worried it was a poison chalice. But his journey into the vault for Get Back shines a revealing new light on the Beatles’ darkest days.

  • by Michael Dwyer
‘I did everything Mum told me not to’: One woman’s undercover quest to save lions

‘I did everything Mum told me not to’: One woman’s undercover quest to save lions

Filmmaker Rogue Rubin had one very risky aim: to expose Africa’s trophy-hunting business via a covert sting.

  • by Karl Quinn
My favourite Paul Kelly songs

My favourite Paul Kelly songs

To Her Door, right? No, no, no, it’s How to Make Gravy. Two friends debate their favourite Paul Kelly songs. What’s yours?

  • by David Leser
Mia Farrow’s big-noting Oscar-winning dad came from ... Marrickville

Mia Farrow’s big-noting Oscar-winning dad came from ... Marrickville

John Farrow – Mia’s father – was a womaniser who directed almost 50 movies and won an Oscar. Now his colourful life has become a documentary.

  • by Garry Maddox
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Emigrant tale of survival, regret and reclamation

Emigrant tale of survival, regret and reclamation

Sydney artist Ella Dreyfus investigated her German Jewish family history for a new documentary.

  • by Elizabeth Fortescue
‘The truth is more compelling than fiction’: inside the Thai cave rescue

‘The truth is more compelling than fiction’: inside the Thai cave rescue

The Oscar-winning directors of Free Solo focus on the heroism of the amateur cave divers who saved a young football team. 

  • by Garry Maddox
How do you explain creativity? Filmmaker explores an enigma in new doco

How do you explain creativity? Filmmaker explores an enigma in new doco

Filmmaker Roger Ungers wanted to know where creativity comes from: he asked a glass-working artist, a celebrated chef, a singer songwriter and an entrepreneur.

  • by Nick Miller
Linda Jackson: ‘I’m happy on my own’

Linda Jackson: ‘I’m happy on my own’

Best known for founding Flamingo Park Frock Salon with Jenny Kee, Linda Jackson opens up about the men who have influenced her life, and why she’s happy to be single.

  • by Jane Rocca
New York, 1967, Warhol, the Velvets: ‘As if you were really there’

New York, 1967, Warhol, the Velvets: ‘As if you were really there’

Todd Haynes’ documentary puts viewers inside the moment that changed music forever.

  • by Stephanie Bunbury