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These are three clips from the feature film 'Balibo', which dramatises the experience of Australian journalists Roger East (1924-75) and Greg Shackleton (1946-75) during the Indonesian invasion of East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 1975. The first clip shows independence leader Jose Ramos-Horta (1949-) telling East that five young ...

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'The Tempest': two sides of Caliban

Caliban is one of Shakespeare's most fascinating characters. Half human and the son of a witch, Caliban attacks Prospero's daughter Miranda. However, he is not without a sympathetic side. In this scene from Act 1.2 of 'The Tempest', with Miranda Tapsell, John Bell and Damien Strouthos of Bell Shakespeare, Caliban's impassioned ...

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'The Tempest': the island of grief

Caliban, the half-human antagonist of 'The Tempest', is often depicted as monstrous. Yet, modern readings of the play characterise him more sympathetically, particularly when viewed through a postcolonial lens. Join Bell Shakespeare's James Evans as he discusses with John Bell how Prospero's treatment of Caliban reflects ...


Shri Jawaharlal Nehru, late 1950s or early 1960s

This is the Indian nationalist, pro-independence leader, statesman and first prime minister of independent India, Shri Jawaharlal Nehru. The black-and-white half-portrait photograph is taken to one side, with Nehru looking away from the camera. Wearing a cap and short-collared jacket, he smiles slightly. The photo is undated, ...