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The Best on the Black Box showcases the most inspirational and thought provoking documentaries, TV shows and movies from here and across the globe, screening on NITV.
By
Karina Marlow

15 Sep 2016 - 5:46 PM  UPDATED 15 Sep 2016 - 5:46 PM

NITV is a channel made by, for and about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Through us, you will discover a channel for all Australians. Be inspired and learn the true history and culture of Australia on NITV.

Keeping the Language 

Sunday, 18 September 8pm

This doco focuses on the accounts of seven Nyul Nyul /Jabirr Jabirr "Saltwater People" who describe the cultural genocide their people suffered when the use of language and practice of law was forbidden at the Beagle Bay Mission. 

Pacific Warriors

Sunday, 18 September 9.30pm

With Fiji’s recent rugby success at the Rio Olympic Games, relive the success of the Pacific Islands rugby teams with this sports documentary.  

Our Stories

Weekdays from 7:00pm

Start your week off with Our Stories, a vibrant series of mini docos from emerging regional and remote filmmakers.

League Nation Live

Tuesday, 20 September 7.30pm

Tune in for the second last show of League Nation Live for the year as the team talk finals footy!

AFL Women

Tuesday, 20 September 9.30pm

Get excited for the 2017 launch of the AFL Women's League with the Exhibition Series showcasing our female football talent. First match is a good ol' WA derby between the West Coast and Freemantle. 

Football’s first Mum joins AFL Women’s League
With seven siblings, her Mum and her partner on board, Darwin player Jasmine Anderson is sure to have plenty of help babysitting 15-month-old son Isaac when she takes to the field with the Adelaide Crows.

Marn Grook

Wednesday, 21 September 9.30pm

A history of the achievements and struggles of Indigenous sportspeople in our national game, Aussie Rules. 

Marngrook Footy Show

Thursday, 22 September 7.30pm

The finals are heating up and the Marngrook team is ready to bring you their best in the second last show of teh season. 

Precious

Thursday, 22 September 9.30pm

The Academy-Award winning film follows the story of Precious, an abused 16 year old as she tries to turn her life around through her enrolment at an alternative school. 

Black Music: An American (R)evolution

Saturday, 24 September 7.30pm

The story of African American music and the civil rights movement from slavery to Barack Obama's nomination as presidential candidate. 

Part 2 follows the evolution of black music from the polished sounds of Motown towards an aggressive affirmation of blackness. But the angry lyrics of Public enemy was soon replaced by the materialism of gangsta rap and R&B songs.  

Children of the Wind

Saturday, 24 September 8.30pm

Two brothers and a cousin journey from a humble fishing village on the Caribbean island of Bonaire to become three of the best freestyle windsurfers in history.  

Heart of a Lion

Saturday, 24 September 9.30pm

This Finnish film follows Neo-Nazi Teppo, who after looking to start a new life after a stint in prison, falls for waitress Sari and her mixed-race son. 

 


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