• Denzel Washington as black activist Steve Biko with journalist Donald Woods, played by Kevin Kline. (NITV)Source: NITV
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.
Karina Marlow

13 Nov 2016 - 2:34 PM  UPDATED 17 Nov 2016 - 9:40 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.

Characters of Broome

Sunday, 13th November 8.00pm

Meet some of the colourful characters of Broome in this beautiful documentary series. Tonight starts with a two-part on Donnelly McKenzie, a quiet gentleman who from humble beginnings has become the town's top sorter and grader of pearls. 

Good Hair

Sunday, 13th November 9.30pm

Comedian Chris Rock explores the wonders of African-American hairstyles in this hilarious and eye-opening documentary. 

Let the frizz fly: The natural hair movement
From the catwalks and the red carpet to the local hairdressers, the last few years have seen a move towards natural hair and embracing the beauty you’re born with.

I Heart My People

Monday, 14th November 8.30pm

A powerful documentary series about our health care professionals working on country. 

North of Capricorn

Wednesday, 16th November 8.00pm

This documentary looks at Australia from the tropics north to discover how a change in perspective can change the way you view the nation's history. 

Contrary Warrior

Wednesday, 16th November 9.30pm

An intimate, first-person account of the life and work of contemporary Native American activist, artist, ceremonial leader, author and 'enemy of the state', Adam Fortunate Eagle. 

Shadow Trackers

Thursday, 17th November, 8.30pm

Tune in for the last episode as the Shadow Trackers head to Darwin to check out the legend of the Poinciana woman. 

The Proposition

Thursday, 17th November 9.30pm

A dark Australian drama set in the late 1920s, about a lawman who must apprehend a notorious outlaw. 

Back to Munda

Saturday, 19th November 7.30pm

A doco about land care management and the rehabilitation schemes in the chain of bays in South Australia. 

Cry Freedom

Saturday, 19th November 9.30pm

South African journalist Donald Woods is forced to flee the country after attempting to investigate the death in custody of his friend, black activist Steve Biko.