We take a look at identity and the way we think about ourselves through a series of stories, news and programs.
13 May 2016 - 5:02 PM  UPDATED 16 May 2016 - 11:29 AM

What makes us who we are? We take a look at identity and the way we think about ourselves through a series of stories, news and programs. From genetics to cultural roots, through to shared passions and individual identities.


DNA Nation
Premieres Sunday 22 May 8.30pm
Three well-known Aussies set off on an epic journey of genetic travel to find out where they –  and the rest of us –  come from. Using DNA, our intrepid travelers will go back through tens of millennia, revealing how our ancestors migrated out of Africa and went on to populate the rest of the world.

SBS World News
From Monday 16 May 6.30pm
SBS World News will feature ten stories delving deep into the cultural backgrounds of high profile Australians, including performer John Paul Young, arts philanthropists Andrew and Renata Kaldor, Minister for Health, Aged Care and Sport Sussan Ley, and rugby legend Mark Ella.

Insight – I'm not who I thought I was
Tuesday 17 May 8.30pm
This episode of Insight speaks to five women who discovered life-changing information about their true identities and where they came from. From discovering unexpected ancestors to uncovering their true ethnic origins, these women take us on their journey of self-discovery, against the odds.


The Feed
Thursday 26 May 7.30pm
Host Jeanette Francis is testing her DNA to delve into the ethical and somewhat controversial side of testing DNA for the likelihood of developing diseases

SBS On Demand

DNA Planet

SBS On Demand will explore and celebrate identity with a collection of titles including Dead Famous DNA, Who’s Your Daddy: Tales of the Unexpected, What Makes Us Human? and Meet the Izzards.


Talking Language with Ernie Dingo
Wednesdays from 18 May, 9.30pm
Ernie visits six people from across Australia whose stories of a spiritual connection to country highlight some of the benefits and current challenges people face maintaining, reviving and creating languages within their communities.

The Point with Stan Grant - DNA Special
Sunday 22 May, 9.30pm
Featuring Indigenous actor Ernie Dingo, The Point will investigate what it means to understand your identity and culture and what happens when this connection is taken away.

Sunday 29 May, 9.30pm

Ernie Dingo outstandingly portrays Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema.