• Sundance Film Festival favourite, Mad Bastards. Watch on NITV, Thursday at 9.30pm, after The Point with Stan Grant. (Mad Bastards)Source: Mad Bastards
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.
NITV Staff Writer

23 Sep 2016 - 10:52 PM  UPDATED 27 Sep 2016 - 10:01 AM

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. And don't worry about having to circle your TV Guide, Best on the Black Box has done it for you. 

Children of the Wind (movie)

Saturday, 24 September

A film made in the Netherlands about two brothers and a cousin journeying from humble fishing families on the tiny Caribbean island of Bonaire to become three of the best freestyle windsurfers in history. 

Mandela, my Dad and Me (Documentary)

Sunday, 25 September

In 2014, actor Idris Elba released Mi Mandela, an album inspired by his time researching and playing Nelson Mandela in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The music of South Africa influenced him profoundly.

League Nation Live (series final)

Tuesday, 27 September

Retired Broncos captain Justin Hodges and Logie nominee actor Aaron Fa'Aoso will lead a cast of league fanatics as NITV says goodbye to the program until until next year.  

Melbourne vs Brisbane Women's AFL

Tuesday, 27 September

AFL Women take to the field in this ground breaking exhibition series leading up to the inaugural 2017 AFL Women's season. 

Bikpela Bagarap (Documentary)

Wednesday, 28 September

Exploitation and broken promises, local people treated as second-rate citizens in their own country by logging companies & corrupt politicians. Bikpela Bagarap reveals the human face of logging in PNG.

Memories of Marngrook

Thursday, 29 September

On the night of the 250th episode of The Marngrook Footy Show, we take a special look at the panel's favourite moments and ponder why this program has gained such a cult following.

Marn Grook

Thursday, 29 September

We explore the history, achievements and struggles of Aboriginal sportspeople involved in our national game, Aussie Rules.

Mad Bastards (Movie)

Thursday, 29 September

TJ is a hard-edged Aboriginal man who's sick of scraping out an existence in the city. He travels to the tiny frontier town of Five Rivers in search of his son.

Last Leader of the Crocodile Islands (Documentary)

Friday, 30 September

Laurie Baymarrwangga was the 2012 recipient of the Senior Australian of the Year award. At 97 years of age, she is the last fluent speaker of Yan-nhangu language.

The Marngrook Footy Show (series final)

Friday, 30 September

AFL stars join Grant Hansen and Gilbert McAdam farewell the program for the year, as the series ends for 2016.

Murri Carnival

Saturday, 1 October

Murri Carnival in a league of its own
The 2016 Murri Carnival will showcase Queensland Indigenous Rugby League at its best, but also provide an important health message to all involved.

The 2016 Murri Carnival will showcase Queensland Indigenous Rugby League at its best and be broadcast on NITV.

Beatriz's War

Saturday, 1 October

East Timor's award-winning first feature film is the haunting, passionate story of one woman's conviction to remain true to the man she loves and the country for which she fought. 16 years after Beatriz's husband disappeared during a brutal massacre by occupying Indonesian forces, she is troubled by his return. Is this mysterious stranger her husband or an imposter? 


Annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League 'Koori' Knockout

Sunday, 2 October
10.00am - 5.00pm

The 2016 Koori Knockout: Where will you be?
"The Knockout was never simply about football, it was about family, it was about community."

The 2016 Annual NSW Aboriginal Rugby League 'Koori' Knockout will be broadcast live from NITV at Leichhardt Stadium where the champions of last carnival, the Redfern All Blacks will host the event. 


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