Ray Cotti was born to Aboriginal parents but adopted at a young age by a Swiss German family in Sydney. Growing up in a European culture, he thought of himself as white. Then at the age of eight, Ray was removed from his adoptive family and, after living in a series of institutions, placed in foster care. By the time he was in his teens, confusion about his identity was taking a devastating toll.
This is the story of Tom E Lewis's journey across the land and into his past, as he attempts to find the resting place of his father and to confront long-buried issues of identity, belonging and also, loss.
A compelling program profiling an indigenous Australian who, despite facing prejudice, ignorance and apathy, has made remarkable achievements in education. Bonita Mabo and her husband, the late Eddie Mabo, battled on behalf of the Torres Strait Islanders for the recognition of their native titles.
A poignant and inspiring look at rural and remote townships across Australia. With a proud history and a strong connection to their country Raukkan continues to strive to build a future for the little town they all call home.
A poignant and inspiring look at rural and remote townships across Australia. Wadeye has battled some massive changes in the past four years and is now leading the way as a prototype for other remote communities.
Musician Archie Roach and cousins tell the story of how he was stolen at Framlingham Aboriginal Station as a child.
Musician Archie Roach meets Jean Carter, who recounts the story about how she and her siblings were stolen from La Perouse, separated from her brothers and taken to Cootamundra Aboriginal Girls' Training Home.
Musician Archie Roach's partner Ruby Hunter shares the story of growing up in institutions across Adelaide, and how her family tried to evade authorities when she was very young.
A feature-length documentary which provides personal accounts of the forcible removal of indigenous children from their families. Through these stories of survivors of the stolen generations, musician and performer Archie Roach reconstructs his own story. He was about three years old when he was taken from his family. He talks about the value of 'joining the circle' - his metaphor for the recovery that can be achieved by those who have been separated from their families, as they link up again.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are three times more likely to die from injury and accident than other Australians. Rates are almost twice as high for Indigenous people living in rural and remote areas. This program highlights successful projects and initiatives in Indigenous communities aimed at combating this problem.
Directed by Darlene Johnson, Crocodile Dreaming tells the traditional Aboriginal story of a mystical stone which holds the stories and songs of the ancestors. The stone is stolen from its proper location and subsequently causes the death of two children. In order for the natural order to return, the stone must be found and brought back. Filmed over six years in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Crocodile Dreaming uses traditional storytelling together with modern-day special effects. Johnson wanted to emphasise the spiritual, sacred and mystic side of actor David Gulpilil and his story.
Follow the journey of the exhumation and reburial of Uncle Kitchener, an Aboriginal battler who all his life fought for Aboriginal families.
SBS is once again proud to be the host broadcaster of the Deadly Awards. Now in its 17th year, the Awards recognise and showcase Indigenous excellence in fields such as the arts, music, sport, education, health, employment and broadcasting.
Brodie "Jumba Jimba" McIntyre is an Indigenous child artist living in far North Queensland. At only 11 years old, he is preparing for his second solo exhibition of paintings. With no formal art training, Brodie draws inspiration from his Aboriginal heritage and uses his own unique style to tell his stories through the artwork.
A "behind the scenes" documentary on the making of the Marreguku Company's production of "Burning Daylight" in Broome. Featuring the outstanding talents of Dalisa Pigram and Trevor Jamieson.
Deadly Yarns presents a collection of entertaining and compelling short dramas and documentaries produced by new and emerging West Australian filmmakers. Films include: Bingo, Running Riot, Telling Our Story and Two Worlds.
In this series we get to know five of Australia's most talented and ambitious Indigenous people as we recognise and celebrate them. The Wenitongs: they're proud, and if necessary, they can be loud - sending out their message far and wide. Mark Wenitong and his children, Joel and Naomi, are determined to make the world a better place whether it's through medicine or the healing power of music.
Rebecca Richards is a shy and unassuming Adnyamathanha and Barngarl woman from the Flinders Ranges, SA. But don't be fooled! At just twenty-four years of age, this remarkable woman has already carved her name into history.
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