• Ernie Dingo gets back to the great outdoors in Going Places with Ernie Dingo on NITV. (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

1 Dec 2016 - 3:51 PM  UPDATED 1 Dec 2016 - 3:58 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.

Going Places with Ernie Dingo

Sunday, 4th December 7.30pm

Ernie travels to the Great Barrier Reef to meet people who call this unique part of the world home catching up with Yindinji elder Gudju Gudju, Jamie a toxicologist, and Gareth skipper of the Monsoon.

*Ernie Dingo was the former host of travel show 'The Great Outdoors'.

Motorkite Dreaming

Monday, 5th December 7.30pm

After flying lessons and a bumpy start, the boys are still flying at night, needing to dodge invisible powerlines and fences to land.

Secret Country

Monday, 5th December 8.00pm

This historical documentary from John Pilger is an early exploration of the struggles of Indigenous Australians in their own country, and the long, historical conspiracy of silence in Australia.

Nations Without Borders

Monday, 5th December 9.00pm

Canada's Indigenous network APTN unravels the story of a Cree woman jailed for a crime she says she didn't commit.

Nation Without Borders - Episode Guide
To celebrate the World Indigenous Television Broadcasters Conference taking place in Sydney this week, NITV brings to you a fresh new current affairs series showcasing the issues facing our Indigenous brothers and sisters from around the world.

Awaken: Rachel Perkins

Tuesday, 6th December 9.00pm

Rachel Perkins is one of our foremost filmmakers, with an ability to share Indigenous stories that has been widely acclaimed. Catherine Liddle sits down with her to hear about her recent project, recording the songlines of Australia's First Nations people.

Recognition: Yes Or No?

Wednesday, 7th December 8.00pm

Indigenous politician Linda Burney and commentator Andrew Bolt are deeply divided on recognising the unique nature of Aboriginal Australians in the Constitution.

The Team That Never Played

Thursday, 8th December 8.00pm

This documentary investigates football in the apartheid era and the continuing role, on and off the field, played by the legends of those days.

The Point - Year In Review 2016

Thursday, 8th December 9.00pm

Stan Grant and the NITV team look back on 2016: the Point goes beyond the mainstream news cycle to uncover Indigenous stories that matter.


Thursday, 8th December 9.30pm

A hard-hitting film about a day in the life of a group of troubled 15-year-olds growing up in west London.

Being Black N Chicken N Shit

Saturday, 11th December 8.30pm

The Winner of the Best Newcomer at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012, Matt Okine’s comedy show Being Black n Chicken n Shit.