The 12 episodes are between 5-10 minutes duration each. They will be screened on ABC TV 3 as part of their education hour.
It will be presented by Dr. Dan Halliday, a young energetic philosopher from Melbourne University. All of the interviewees are also philosophers, or closely linked to the field of philosophy.
The series is designed to be applicable to various curricula in middle and senior secondary. This is because ethics is a capability applied across the national, and some state, curricula.
Episode 1 – How should I act?
Episode 2 – What are my rights?
Episode 3 – How should our society act?
Episode 4 – Ethical consumption
Episode 5 – How should we treat animals?
Episode 6 – Religious diversity
Episode 7 – Facing up to the past
Episode 8 – Punishment and forgiveness
Episode 9 – Our bodies
Episode 10 – Creating borders
Episode 11 – Free expression
Episode 12 – Our environment?
For more detail about the series please make contact with Catherine Gough-Brady at email@example.com
Documentaries created for the Education part of the ABC are difficult to fund through the traditional film funding organisations. Film funding organisations do not fund programmes with an educational outcome as the primary outcome. This means that we need to look to foundations with a keen interest in the area to help fund the creation of the series.
The foundations may fund one or two episodes that examine a moral dilemma relevant to their guidelines. For instance one foundation might be interested in the STEM episodes looking at medical health, environment and animals. Another foundation may be more interested in rights based episodes, such as free speech, income distribution and historical theft.
Each episode will cost approximately $5750 to make.