• (L-R) Trisha Morton-Thomas, Steven Oliver & Elaine Crombie. Stars of new docucomedy, History Bites Back (Lisa Hatz Photography)Source: Lisa Hatz Photography
The all-star cast will poke fun at the establishment and challenge the status quo of the prevailing historical narrative of the country.
By
NITV Staff Writer

3 Jul 2021 - 1:10 PM  UPDATED 4 Jul 2021 - 11:59 AM

It's been described as the antidote to the ‘typical’ documentary. It’s comical, self-aware, and not afraid to launch a rocket into taboo issues.

NITV’s newest commission History Bites Back presents a modern take on history that dares to poke fun at the establishment and challenge the status quo of the prevailing historical narrative of Australia.

The one-hour special is directed, written and presented by Trisha Morton-Thomas alongside Craig Anderson, and it stars Steven Oliver and Elaine Crombie.

The all-star cast comes together to bite back at negative, real-life social media commentary and steers the conversation towards the historical context of the fortunes and misfortunes of First Nations people - from social security, citizenship and equal wages, to nuclear bombs and civil actions.

"History Bites Back is a reply to the historical myths and negative Social Media stereotyping of a unique Australian minority, of which my family and I are a part," said Director Trisha Morton-Thomas.

Morton-Thomas also directed the satirical documentary Occupation Native which premiered on NITV back in 2017.

The critically acclaimed program delved deep beneath the accepted 228-year Australian historical narrative.

It's time to blast the past with History Bites Back on NITV and SBS Viceland - Sunday 11th July at 8.30pm.