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In November, SBS Radio is talking about the new SBS series First Contact.
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13 Nov 2014 - 1:00 PM  UPDATED 19 Nov 2014 - 12:41 PM

Broadcast simultaneously on SBS ONE and NITV over three consecutive nights, First Contact is a dramatic three-part documentary series that is sure to promote debate and discussion.

 

Legendary journalist Ray Martin takes a group of six non-Indigenous Australians with strong opinions about Indigenous people and immerses them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time.

 

The six – Jasmine, Bo-dene, Trent, Alice, Sandy and Marcus – are tested in extraordinary situations, their beliefs are confronted and their emotions pushed to the limit.

 

Reconciliation Australia Research* shows that more than six out of 10 people who call Australia home have had little or no contact with the nation’s first people. This group represents that six out of 10.

 

This Network event airs on SBSONE and NITV from 8.30PM Tuesday 18 November, 8.30PM Wednesday 19 November and 8.30PM Thursday 20 November.

 

The final episode will be followed by an Insight Special from 9.30PM on Thursday 20 November.

 

SBS Radio programs will be discussing the big themes raised in the series in interviews and talkbacks.

 

 

Have Your Say in our First Contact Talkbacks

 

The following SBS Radio programs will be discussing First Contact.

ARABIC – Tune into the talkback Wednesday 26 November 7.30AM. Send the team your thoughts.

CANTONESE – Tune into the talkback Tuesday 25 November 10.30AM. Send the team your thoughts.

CROATIAN – Listen to a First Contact feature hereSend the team your thoughts.

FILIPINO – Listen to the talkback again hereSend the team your thoughts.

GERMAN - Tune into the talkback Tuesday 25 November 8.30PM. Send the team your thoughts.

GREEK – Tune into the talkback Wednesday 18 November 5.30PM. Send the team your thoughts.

ITALIAN - Tune into the talkback Thursday 19 November 8.30AM. Send the team your thoughts.

MACEDONIAN - Tune into the talkback Wednesday 26 November 12.30PM. Send the team your thoughts.

MANDARIN – Tune into the talkback Tuesday 25 November 8.30AM. Send the team your thoughts.

VIETNAMESE - Tune into the talkback Wednesday 26 November 8.00PM. Send the team your thoughts.

 

If you don’t see your program on this list, you can still have your say on First Contact by messaging or calling your language program. Select the program here

 

Discover Indigenous Culture

SBS Radio is also exploring indigenous culture with a series of stories looking at Talking Languages with Ernie Dingo, Bush Tucker and Indigenous Astronomy.

Read the English language versions here.