• The original Freedom Ride 1965, University of New South Wales. (University of Sydney)Source: University of Sydney
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

16 Oct 2016 - 1:21 PM  UPDATED 16 Oct 2016 - 1:21 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.

Yarabah! the Musical 

Sunday, 16th October 8.00pm

Watch as Opera Australia helps to ignite musical life and empowers the small northern community of Yarrabah, outside of Cairns

Standing on Sacred Ground

Sunday, 16th October 8.30pm

From Papua New Guinea rainforests to Canada's tar sands, 'Profits and Loss' exposes industrial threats to native peoples' health, livelihood and cultural survival.

Village at the End of the World

Sunday, 16th October 9.30pm

Village At The End Of The World is a witty, surprising and ultimately feel good portrait of an isolated village of 59 people and 100 sledge dogs, surviving against the odds.

The Best of Koori Knockout

Tuesday, 18th October 7.30pm

We relive the 2016 Knockout with some of the best men's and women's games. Tonight catch the Women's Grand Final: the Redfern All Blacks vs Redbelly Blacks and Women's Semi Final Redfern All Blacks vs Gular Giddyarais.

AFL: West Kimberley Grand Final

Tuesday, 18th October 9.30pm

Catch the AFL action from Broome with the 2016 West Kimberley Football League Grand Final.

Barunga Double Feature

Get amongst the traditional dancing, traditional and contemportary sport, visual art, storytelling and language, cultural tours and concert at the annual Barunga Festival.

Barunga or Bust

Wednesday, 19th October 9.30pm

NITV on the Road: Barunga Festival

Wednesday, 19th October 10.30pm

Rose against the Odds

Thursday, 20th October 7.30pm

The true life-story of Aboriginal boxer Lionel Rose-from his heyday in the late 1960s as World Bantamweight Champion to his later struggles as with alcohol and crime.

What Becomes of the Broken Hearted

Thursday, 20th October 9.30pm

The raw and powerful sequel to Once Were Warriors, set six years after daughter Grace's tragic death, Jake's wife Beth has left him and his son Nig was killed in a gangland fight. Can Jake redeem himself?

What Became of ‘Once Were Warriors’?
This 1994 drama film opened the eyes of audiences world-wide to the reality of life for a small section of New Zealand and broke domestic box office records. Over 20 years on from the release of 'Once Were Warriors' NITV takes a look at the impact of the film and asks where are the cast and crew now?

12 Canoes

Saturday, 22nd October 7.20pm

The series of short documentaries showcasing the Yolngu culture, from Creation to Nowadays.

Blood Brothers

Saturday, 22nd October 8.30pm

This film takes Charles Perkins back to Moree and Walgett and uses newsreel footage and dramatic reconstructions to retrace his story.


 

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