“Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?” is a fun and immersive living history series that pits the skills of today’s kids against the exploits of children from Australia’s past, to find out how they measure up! Fun and fast paced, the series takes today's kids on a wild ride back through time, asking them to leave their modern comforts behind and spend twenty-four hours in the life of a child from another era. As our kids dive into worlds they have never experienced before, they learn as much about themselves as they do about history… and maybe even unearth new talents they never thought they had! Drawing from our rich indigenous and multicultural heritage, the series celebrates the diversity of Australia’s shared history. We turn stereotypes on their heads and allow our kids to experience the past in ways they never imagined.
Each “Are You Tougher than Your Ancestors?” episode is built around a fresh and exciting story you won’t find in the history books! Our series explores ten incredible tales of children’s exploits from the past. But while we visit familiar eras and events, each episode looks at them from a brand new historical viewpoint: through the eyes of the children who were there. Our “Guide” Ghenoa Gela introduces each episode, and provides insight and encouragement as today’s child protagonist, and their chosen buddy, are enveloped into a specific time and event from a bygone era. For 24 hours they live and breathe in the past. Our modern kids wrestle with disgusting chores, master mind-bending challenges and perform incredible feats of ingenuity as they get down and dirty walking a mile… on unsealed roads… in the shoes of their ancestors. At the end of each episode we find out whether they were up to the task… and what they discover might just surprise us all!
10 X 24 Min
Children 8-12 years
Broadcasters & Partners
A Sticky Pictures & Flying Kite Production.
Developed with the assistance of ACTF, ABC & SAFC.
Awards & Festivals
Chicago International Children's Film Festival 2nd Prize Winner.
Special Merit Children's Series Australian Animation & Effects Festival
Created by Vanna Morosini
© Sticky Pictures Pty Ltd, Flying Kite Pictures Pty Ltd & Australian Broadcasting Corporation.