Filmmaker Warwick Thornton investigates our relationship to the Southern Cross, in this fun and thought-provoking ride through Australia's cultural and political landscape. He takes us on a journey through this five-star constellation's astronomical, colonial and Indigenous history to the present day. For Aboriginal people, the meaning of this heavenly body is deeply spiritual. By contrast, the star-adorned Eureka Flag was emblematic of protest and defiance, a quality that caused it to be adopted by activists, and lately, the darker side of Australian nationalism.
When tragedy strikes at home, two Aboriginal teenagers embark on a journey of survival, searching for a better life in Alice Springs.
An exploration of the priceless environment of Roebuck Bay, Western Australia - the traditional lands of the Yawuru people - now under threat on many fronts.
The Point examines deaths in custody in Australia and the US following the global Black Lives Matter demonstrations held in the wake of George Floyd's death. Hosted by Ryan Liddle and Shahni Wellington
Karla Grant investigates why the Voice to Parliament failed within days of the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and speaks with those at the centre of the debate about if a Voice ever stood a chance.
A documentary following the oldest surviving culture on Earth, the Bininj people of the Aboriginal lands of Kakadu, who maintain a traditional life, as they have done so for over 65,000 years.
This special episode from our archives is in tribute to the reconciliation movement. Hundreds of thousands of Australians walked across bridges everywhere including the Sydney Harbour Bridge in solidarity for Reconciliation on May 28, 2000. It was a dark time for Indigenous affairs under the Howard government. However, despite this, people from all walks of life came together in support of reconciliation.
Who will win the prestigious Red Ochre Awards for lifetime achievement in arts? Catch the First Nations Arts Awards from the Sydney Opera House. Hosted by Lee-Ann Buckskin and Wesley Enoch.
The life story of Alfreda Glynn, a 78-year-old Aboriginal woman and co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association and Imparja TV.
The Point explores how coronavirus COVID-19 has brought a new dimension to Reconciliation Week as we mark 20 years since the Corroboree 2000 reconciliation walks, where thousands of Australians walked over bridges across the nation in solidarity. We hear from Senator Patrick Dodson about the importance of Reconciliation Week. And we are joined live at the desk by filmmaker Warwick Thornton who talks to us about his program The Beach. Hosted by John Paul Janke and Rachael Hocking.
The story of Warlpiri elder and lawman Francis Jupurrurla Kelly, who was instrumental in starting the Indigenous media industry in Australia and who now serves as chair of the Central Land Council.
This program follows the Aboriginal communities fighting against fracking plans in the Northern Territory.
Following the spiritual, legal and economic significance of Njambi (stone spear), senior custodian Roy Wuynjumbi Ashley shares an all encompassing story of identity, culture and law.
It's been 20 years since Corroboree 2000 and the Walk for Reconciliation when almost 300,000 people walked across the Sydney Harbour Bridge on Sunday May 28, 2000 to come together and support reconciliation. Karla Grant speaks with Senator Patrick Dodson, the Father of Reconciliation, about his life and career. Karla and Pat reflect on the reconciliation process and the current state of Indigenous affairs in Australia.
The Maralinga people survive aggressive colonisation, including dispossession to enable atomic testing, and through their tenacious spirit and cultural strength fight to retain their country.
In 2003, in the remote Queensland-NSW border town of Goondiwindi, 43-year-old Aboriginal grandmother Theresa Binge went missing. Twelve days later, her badly beaten body was found dumped in a concrete culvert outside of town. Despite strong leads, the investigation failed to find her killer. Fifteen years on, Theresa's family are still desperately seeking answers. We retrace Theresa's last steps, find new leads and speak with authorities.
Dawn is one of the many Aboriginal elders whose formative years were marred by forced child labour. Her deeply personal story casts a shadow over some of Brisbane's most respected institutions.
Corinne is a young Koori girl who "passes for white" at the local swimming pool. She dreams of becoming a swimming star like Esther Williams or Dawn Fraser, but her mother scoffs at the idea.
Seventeen-year-old Gomeroi teenager Steven Smith was the most popular boy in school with the world at his feet before it was cruelly snatched away. The teen was found dead on train tracks outside the north-western NSW town of Quirindi in 1988 after attending a party. Despite his family being told by police during the initial investigation to "get over it" they have always maintained he was murdered, now this episode finds information to support their concerns.
The journey of two country boys who find themselves out of place in the hustle and bustle of a big city. In this unfamiliar environment, they find that they are not as different as they first thought.
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