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Revel in all that is surreal and suspenseful this Friday 13th with the Blacklist: NITV’s special showcase of feature films that celebrate your blackness. This time round, we have a hot line-up of imagineNATIVE films. Here's our guide to what's on.

11 Nov 2015 - 2:48 PM  UPDATED 11 Nov 2015 - 5:28 PM


Monday 9 November, 8.30pm

(New Zealand, drama, 1981)

Director: Mark Albiston, Louis Sutherland
Starring: Solomon: Julian Dennison; Willie: Kevin Paulo; Bennie: Jacek Koman; Terry: Alistair Browning.
Duration: 98 min

What's it about?
After a chance encounter with charismatic thief Bennie and his close-knit gang of ‘shoppers’, Willie is seduced into a criminal world that allows him to escape mounting tensions with his volatile father. But as Bennie’s hold over him grows Willie finds himself in over his head; and when Solomon is left to fend for himself at home, Willie’s two worlds collide with shattering consequences.

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Empire of Dirt

Tuesday 10 November, 8.30pm

(Canada, drama, 2013)

Director: Peter Stebbings
Starring: Cara Gee, Shay Eyre, Jennifer Podemski
Duration: 99 min

What's it about?
Three generations of women take centre stage as family drama and past mistakes are unearthed. A single mother struggles to make ends meet, determined that her daughter will not follow in her footsteps.

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Wednesday 11 November, 8.30pm

(South Africa, drama, 2011)

Director: Avie Luthra
Starring: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo
Duration: 100 minutes
Language: Zulu with English subtitles

What's it about?
A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman. An odyssey marked by greed, violence and ultimately belonging, LUCKY shows how a child's spirit can bring out decency, humility and even love in adults struggling to survive in the new South Africa.

Missed it? We've got you covered. Watch 'LUCKY' On Demand | Watch trailer


Drunktown’s Finest

Thursday 12 November, 8.30pm

(USA, drama, 2014)

Director: Sydney Freeland
Starring: Jeremiah Bitsui, Carmen Moore, MorningStar Angeline
Duration: 95 mins

What's it about?
Three young Native Americans - an adopted Christian girl, a rebellious father-to-be, and a promiscuous transsexual - strive to escape the hardships of life on an Indian reservation.

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Friday 13 November 8.30pm

(Australia, horror, 1993)

Director: Tracey Moffatt
Starring: Lex Marinos, Tracey Moffatt, Riccardo Natoli
Duration: 90 minutes

What's it about?
Three Australian stories of the supernatural are recounted in this anthology. Rick (Jack Charles), an Aboriginal boy living near a swamp on Bribie Island, is haunted by an American solider who drowned in quicksand. Ruby (Tracey Moffatt) and her family live in a house near long-abandoned train tracks, which still carry ghostly apparitions. A landlord (Lex Marinos) has trouble evicting the tenants of an old warehouse: a couple that's been dead for years.

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