National Indigenous Television has announced it will continue its commitment to presenting powerful documentaries on the small screen into next year.
Following the success of factual-based programs like Incarceration Nation and History Bites Back, 2022 will see the introduction of two new documentary series, Our Law and Larapinta.
Following the success of the stand-alone half hour documentary Our Law, a six-part series will bring a unique and clandestine Australian story to light.
Documentary cameras have been granted candid access to the Indigenous officers and cadets attempting to break the cycle of Indigenous incarceration, and repair a deeply troubled Aboriginal-police relationship, while giving voice to the communities being policed.
Larapinta (also the name of the oldest river in the world, located in Central Australia) ask one of the biggest questions of our time: how do we live in harmony with the environment, and more importantly what can we learn from our country’s Traditional Owners?
The series will see host Talia Liddle, a Arrernte, Luritja and Pertame woman meet local characters, scientists, rangers, Traditional Owners, artists, historians, archaeologists and palaeontologists all of whom will bring knowledge and stories of this mighty river.
“NITV is committed to developing... stories and producing premium factual content," said Kyas Hepworth, NITV’s Head of Commissioning and Programming.
"We are thrilled to bring Larapinta and Our Law to audiences across Australia – that are in the zeitgeist and warrant telling.
"Stories of Country, protecting our natural environment and the ongoing solutions from an Indigenous perspective on incarceration."