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Inside is a project which explores the experience of institutional detention through drama and creative writing. Inside worked with a group of teenage girls at Juniperina Juvenile Justice centre in south west Sydney and a group of women at Lou's Place, a centre for homeless women in King's Cross, Sydney.

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Jammin' in the Middle E

An Arab-Australian family is caught between two cultures in this rollicking tale of rap music, fast cars, comedy and finding romance in Sydney's little Lebanon.

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Habibi Jammin'

Habibi Jammin' takes us beyond the headlines and into the lives of four young people from the Arabic community in the troubled Western Sydney suburb of Bankstown. Nomise, Julie, Susan and Matuse are the most talented and articulate participants in the Jammin' in the Middle E drama project which promises to produce a television drama based on stories from their lives.

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Virtual Palestine

Virtual Palestine is a cutting edge arts project, developed by Virus Media in collaboration with young Palestinians in Sydney to establish a creative cyber presence for the global Palestinian diaspora. The site uses both English and Arabic and features a gallery, a communication space and music software to jam live on the net with people in other countries.

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Road is a raw and gritty tale of survival in the inner city. It follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people from the troubled Sydney suburb of Redfern over one eventful night.

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Earthdreamer explores the psychedelic artforms, progressive politics and chaotic lifestyle of Sydney artist and activist Pete Strong - It's Mad Max meets the Merry Pranksters and Don Quixote's driving the bus!

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Gaelic Girls

Gaelic Girls is a witty and engaging documentary about a ladies Irish Rules (Gaelic) football team in Sydney which sheds light on four separate stories of female emigration.

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Reel Irish

Reel Irish documents the hidden world of Irish dancing in Britain. The program reaches beyond the glamour of the Riverdance phenomenon to look at the experiences of the ordinary women who passed down their traditions through the generations.

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Sound System

Sound System explores the little known subculture of the British reggae sound system scene. The program follows veteran Birmingham dancehall crew Quaker City as they play out in Handsworth and features interviews with some of the major players in the British dancehall scene.

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Radio Documentaries

Virus Media has produced a number of radio documentaries including Wired Palestine, Earthdreamers and Dereb, portrait of an Ethiopian Musician , all of which were broadcast on ABC Radio National's Radio Eye slot.

Earthdreamers (2000) – Mad Max meets the Merry Pranksters in the red centre of Australia - It's a road movie on the radio!

Wired Palestine (2002) looks at the role of the internet in the Middle East peace process.

Derebe –Portrait of an Ethiopian Musician (2003) is a peek into the life of a young Ethiopian exile as he plies his musical trade in the Sydney suburbs.

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