• The participants of First Contact - Season 2 in conversation with Timmy ‘Djawa’ Burarrwanga and members of the Bawaka community. (David Dare Parker)Source: David Dare Parker
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

25 Nov 2016 - 3:57 PM  UPDATED 25 Nov 2016 - 5:10 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.

Lightning in a Bottle

Sunday, 27th November 9.40pm

In 2003 over fifty renowned artists came together at New York City's Radio City Music Hall for a unique "Salute To The Blues" including musical greats B.B. King, Buddy Guy and John Fogerty.

The Point – Last Week of the Year

Monday, 28th November 9.00pm

Tuesday-Thursday, 29th November-1st December, 8.00pm

Friday, 2nd December 9.00pm

Join the team for considered analysis, agenda-setting interviews and a distinctive Indigenous approach to news and current affairs that investigates cultural, political and social issues from a fresh perspective.

First Contact

Tuesday-Thursday, 29th November -1st December, 8.30pm

Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse and deeply entrenched opinions about Indigenous Australians on a journey to learn more when First Contact returns for a new season over three nights.

Awaken Special: First Response

Tuesday, 29th November 9.30pm

Everybody has a view about ‘First Contact’ but what are those opinions based on, real evidence or further prejudice?

Yolngu Boy

Tuesday, 29th November 10.30pm

A coming-of-age story of three Aboriginal boys in the Northern Territory who inhabit two cultures at once: that of North-East Arnhem Land and also western culture.

Servant or Slave

Wednesday, 30th November 9.30pm

Servant or Slave is an emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced upon Aboriginal girls in Australia, told through the stories of five women.

Six Days in August

Thursday, 1st December 7.10pm

A dramatic experiment in real time, Six Days In August day by day juxtaposes the International AIDS Conference in Toronto with the realities of 'life on the ground' in Durban, South Africa.

First Contact Reunion

Thursday, 1st December 9.30pm

For the first time since their immersive four-week journey in Aboriginal Australia, the participants of First Contact season two reunite in a special forum hosted by Rhoda Roberts to discuss their experience and how it has impacted them.

Dark Age

Thursday, 1st December 10.30pm

A giant crocodile is on the loose in the Northern Territory and it's up to a park ranger and two local guides (Burnham Burnham and David Gulpilil) to face up to the giant creature.

First Contact Series 2 REPEAT

Saturday, 3rd December 7.30pm-10.30pm

Awaken Special: First Response REPEAT

Saturday, 3rd December 10.30pm

Next Week...

Going Places with Ernie Dingo

Sunday, 4th December 7.30pm

Join Ernie Dingo in this captivating new three-part series as he explores Australia’s most iconic destinations – The Northern Territory’s Uluru, the spectacular Kakadu National Park and one of the few living organisms that can be seen from space – The Great Barrier Reef.

Motorkite Dreaming

Monday, 5th December 7.30pm

Motorkite Dreaming follows two amateur adventurer mates and their fiancés as they complete a daring flight across 4000kms of outback Australia and visit over 20 Aboriginal language nations offering the opportunity to share their unique journey with the oldest living culture on Earth.