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Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge
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Acceptance of Indigenous knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon
The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

The girl's mother asks the tracker for help and his traditional skills succeed after the father fails. They sing Little Bones.

Cultural arrogance and Aboriginal knowledge
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Cultural arrogance and Aboriginal knowledge

Clip from One Night The Moon
The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing This Land Is Mine.

The white father of a missing girl rejects the help of an Aboriginal tracker. They sing This Land Is Mine.

Self-determination, displacement and two worlds
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Self-determination, displacement and two worlds

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his ...

Botj goes to see Darwu, and determine his future. That night, he tells of getting jailed for pretending to be on turtle hunt, the boys laugh. The next day Botj visits his father, finding him drunk and unable to recognise Botj. Lorrpu and Milika plead Botj's case to Darwu. Botj, caught between two worlds, turns to bad habits. Milika and Lorrpu come to an understanding about their own futures. Botj's body is found washed up below the bridge.

Eddie faces intense cross-examination
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Eddie faces intense cross-examination

Clip from Mabo
In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for ...

In Court the defence cross-examines Eddie 'Koiki' and his paternal line as a Mabo man, citing evidence from the Aboriginal identity card prepared by the Ministry for Aboriginal Affairs. Outside the courtroom, Eddie sees Paddy Killoran who tries to diminish Eddie's fight by suggesting his father would be ashamed. Back in court, Eddie faces intense questioning designed to invalidate his heritage and discredit his cause.

Self-discovery, heritage and respect
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Self-discovery, heritage and respect

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Returning to the water, Milika, Botj and Lorrpu find a campsite. Inside the camp they notice evidence of disrespectful occupants. Stealing the camp's boat, the boys work ...

Returning to the water, Milika, Botj and Lorrpu find a campsite. Inside the camp they notice evidence of disrespectful occupants. Stealing the camp's boat, the boys work together to catch their first turtle. After eating it, Lorrpu places pieces of shell and bones into the fire. Lorrpu explains it is in respect of the old people. As they walk across country Botj begins singing their song line. Together they embrace their journey and rediscover Yolngu knowledge.

Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities
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Dreaming, friendship and diverging realities

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a ...

Lorrpu dreams of his childhood with Botj and Milika; of their hunts together and the time they were initiated. Milika pulls Lorrpu out of his dream. Milika has grown into a great football player and is invited to ceremony by Yolngu elder, Dawu. Botj is collected from jail by his uncle, Matjala, who asks about his absent father. At the game Botj gets into a fight, almost hurting Milika. Jail has changed Botj and the progression of their friendship.

Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws
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Botj ends up on the wrong side of both laws

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the ...

Matjala questions Lorrpu when he arrives at the hospital. Lorrpu sings by Botj's side, waiting to see if he will be okay. Lorrpu finds Milika at the oval to tells him the news, but Milika doesn't care. A love interest between Darwu's granddaughter and Lorrpu develops. The elders remind Milika and Lorrpu of their responsibilities as dirramu (men). Lorrpu devises a plan to help his friend Botj, and Milika comes through in the end.

Returning home, a historic meeting and political intimidations
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Returning home, a historic meeting and political intimidations

Clip from Mabo
The Supreme Court of Queensland holds a historic sitting on Murray Island. Koiki 'Eddie' is refused his election to Island Council. Later he gets into a fight with another ...

The Supreme Court of Queensland holds a historic sitting on Murray Island. Koiki 'Eddie' is refused his election to Island Council. Later he gets into a fight with another local over the complex issues of ownership. Eddie and QC Bryan Keon-Cohen prepare for a day in court. Meanwhile, Paddy Killoran intimidates Eddie's relative Georgie. In court, the Mabo team learn that brothers Sam and David Passi have withdrawn from the case.

Learning to trust each other and their knowledge
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Learning to trust each other and their knowledge

Clip from Yolngu Boy
The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. ...

The boys set out for Darwin, with only themselves, their memories and their hopes. Lorrpu leads the group, entreating the others to trust him and their cultural knowledge. Back home in north-eastern Arnhem Lab, Matjala reasons with police to give him a chance to find the boys first. Bäru Dirramu (crocodile man) visits Botj, Milika and Lorrpu as they dream.

Returning to family, returning to home
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Returning to family, returning to home

Clip from Mabo
On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a ...

On the bus, Eddie has a flashback to leaving Murray Island. At home, he becomes overwhelmed by the stress of the case and takes it out on Bonita. Bonita takes the family to a friend's house. Realising his actions were inexcusable, Eddie brings them home and spends the night fishing, proving he can care for his family the old way. The reoccurring music and motif of care and family return Eddie to his father's teachings, and he realises there is a long way to go.

Botj struggles to find a place for himself
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Botj struggles to find a place for himself

Clip from Yolngu Boy
Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into ...

Botj watches Milika and Lorrpu's ceremony into manhood. Afterwards, he goes to see his estranged mother. The next day, envious of Milika and Lorrpu, Botj pressures them into breaking into the local store. Botj gets into a fight with Lorrpu. Feeling isolated and angry, Botj decides to get high. Memories of Bäru (crocodile) initiation and anxieties about his future flash through his mind and he spins out of control, trashing the Youth Centre.

Displacement, erasure, and family ties
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Displacement, erasure, and family ties

Clip from Mabo
The Mabo family head north to Murray Island, but discover their travel request refused, denying father and son the traditional rite of passage before death. Back home, Eddie ...

The Mabo family head north to Murray Island, but discover their travel request refused, denying father and son the traditional rite of passage before death. Back home, Eddie explains the injustice to Henry and Noel but is shocked to learn that the government claims ownership over Indigenous land. Eddie discusses the situation with Bonita and thinks of his father. While presenting a lecture, Eddie tells a petulant student that the staking of a Union Jack cannot undo 16 generations of cultural k

Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions
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Eddie meets Bonita, finds strength in traditions

Clip from Mabo
Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita ...

Eddie 'Koiki' attends the social event in town, looking for Bonita 'Netta'. Eddie introduces himself as Koiki and his "white-fella" name as Eddie. Eddie learns that Bonita doesn’t like drink or pubs and he pretends to agree. As he turns to leave, he drops a bottle of alcohol and is exposed for lying. Later, the cops pull him up and search him for nothing. Displace and confused, Koiki performs a customary song on the railway line as he walks home. The next day writes to Bonita, apologising for h

Over-Represented: A Vice Special On Indigenous Incarceration
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Over-Represented: A Vice Special On Indigenous Incarceration

ABC2 Kids  |  July 5, 2016
This documentary takes a look at the over-representation of Indigenous Australians incarcerated in our prison system.

This documentary takes a look at the over-representation of Indigenous Australians incarcerated in our prison system.

Who We Are In Sport
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Who We Are In Sport

FOXTEL Bio  |  July 3, 2012
Through the lens of some of the world's greatest sporting achievers, the program looks at how far Aboriginal Australians have come, and it acknowledges the struggle undertaken ...

Through the lens of some of the world's greatest sporting achievers, the program looks at how far Aboriginal Australians have come, and it acknowledges the struggle undertaken so far. As the journey is not over, we share their current concerns and aspirations for the future of their sports as well as their hopes for Indigenous Australians in all walks of life.

Wrong Side Of The Road
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Wrong Side Of The Road

NITV  |  June 11, 2014
The story of local Aboriginal rock icons Us Mob and No Fixed Address provides an insight into the challenges faced by Aboriginal people and the resilience shown through the ...

The story of local Aboriginal rock icons Us Mob and No Fixed Address provides an insight into the challenges faced by Aboriginal people and the resilience shown through the powerful medium of music.

Embedded With The Murri Mob
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Embedded With The Murri Mob

SBS  |  May 27, 2010
A young white woman steps across the urban divide to find out what it's like to live on the black side of Brisbane.

A young white woman steps across the urban divide to find out what it's like to live on the black side of Brisbane.

Express Yourself
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Express Yourself

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  NITV  |  July 29, 2016
The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series & some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series & some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

Express Yourself
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Express Yourself: Mia Stanford

NITV  |  June 30, 2016
The Northern Territory’s award-winning Mia Stanford brings her hilarious take on the divides and similarities between black and white Australia to the Express Yourself stage

The Northern Territory’s award-winning Mia Stanford brings her hilarious take on the divides and similarities between black and white Australia to the Express Yourself stage

Colour Change
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Colour Change

NITV  |  August 4, 2014
NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and ...

NITV's 'Just Us' month presents this powerful documentary about the environmental battle between Papua New Guinea land owners and BHP, the multinational mining, metals and petroleum company, responsible for dumping billions of tonnes of copper waste into their rivers.

We Were Children
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We Were Children

NITV  |  March 22, 2014
We Were Children tells the heartbreaking true story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, removed from their homes at the ages of four and six and forced to adapt to a strange, ...

We Were Children tells the heartbreaking true story of Lyna Hart and Glen Anaquod, removed from their homes at the ages of four and six and forced to adapt to a strange, threatening new world.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: The Devil You Know

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  SBS  |  December 22, 2009
New magistrate Terri Oliver's tough love approach is making life hard for the ALS team. While Peter continues to battle an inquiry into his professional conduct, Archie ...

New magistrate Terri Oliver's tough love approach is making life hard for the ALS team. While Peter continues to battle an inquiry into his professional conduct, Archie inadvertently resurrects a ghost from Sam's past.

Oondamooroo
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Oondamooroo

NITV  |  November 7, 2015
A profile of Ernie Dingo whose Aboriginal name is Oondamooroo. He took the surname Dingo because his grandfather was a dingo trapper. He grew up in Mullewa near Geraldton.

A profile of Ernie Dingo whose Aboriginal name is Oondamooroo. He took the surname Dingo because his grandfather was a dingo trapper. He grew up in Mullewa near Geraldton.

Express Yourself
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Express Yourself

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  NITV  |  July 7, 2016
The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series and some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series and some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

The Loner
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The Loner

NITV  |  March 17, 2015
A documentary on the lost album recording of Uncle Vic Simms in the 1960's from Bathurst prison and its inspiration for a Torres Strait Islander man seeking to bring it back ...

A documentary on the lost album recording of Uncle Vic Simms in the 1960's from Bathurst prison and its inspiration for a Torres Strait Islander man seeking to bring it back to life with a twist.

Northern Lights
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Northern Lights

NITV  |  October 17, 2013
This is a story about what can be achieved when the objectives are far greater than simply winning, and the potential for football to have a positive impact on young ...

This is a story about what can be achieved when the objectives are far greater than simply winning, and the potential for football to have a positive impact on young Indigenous lives.

Murundak: Songs Of Freedom
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Murundak: Songs Of Freedom

SBS  |  May 28, 2011
A feature-length musical documentary film that follows the award-winning Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia's finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the ...

A feature-length musical documentary film that follows the award-winning Black Arm Band, a gathering of some of Australia's finest Indigenous musicians, as they take to the road with their songs of resistance and freedom.

People of a Feather
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People of a Feather

NITV  |  September 30, 2013
Featuring ground-breaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Isalnds in Hudson Bay.

Featuring ground-breaking footage from seven winters in the Arctic, People of a Feather takes you through time into the world of Inuit on the Belcher Isalnds in Hudson Bay.

Three Boys Dreaming
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Three Boys Dreaming

ABC  |  February 1, 2011
Three Boys Dreaming follows three Indigenous boys over four years as they chase the dream of becoming professional AFL footballers. At stake is fame, prestige and a starting ...

Three Boys Dreaming follows three Indigenous boys over four years as they chase the dream of becoming professional AFL footballers. At stake is fame, prestige and a starting salary of $150,000 a year.

Shifting Sands
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Shifting Sands

NITV  |  February 23, 2013
Shifting Sands is a series of six short films by Indigenous Australian filmmakers which explore issues of identity, culture and family.

Shifting Sands is a series of six short films by Indigenous Australian filmmakers which explore issues of identity, culture and family.

Express Yourself
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Express Yourself

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  NITV  |  July 14, 2016
The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series and some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

The godfather of Indigenous stand-up comedy Sean Choolburra is back with a new kick ass comedy series and some of the hottest dancers the black community has ever seen.

Rainbow Serpent
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Rainbow Serpent: Warriors

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  NITV  |  August 23, 2016
The unknown war of resistance against the white invasion is told, focusing on Aboriginal leaders - Pemulwuy, Yagan and Kalkadoon - who fought to maintain their lands and ways.

The unknown war of resistance against the white invasion is told, focusing on Aboriginal leaders - Pemulwuy, Yagan and Kalkadoon - who fought to maintain their lands and ways.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Of Mice And Men

Season 2  |  Episode 5  |  SBS  |  December 29, 2009
Now back in the chair, Magistrate Peter Lockhart's standing is under threat when he is discovered helping disgraced elder Harry Pope, and a confrontation with Mick results in ...

Now back in the chair, Magistrate Peter Lockhart's standing is under threat when he is discovered helping disgraced elder Harry Pope, and a confrontation with Mick results in a surprising invitation for Drew.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Reading The Signs

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  SBS  |  December 8, 2009
Sam is back from looking after his son, and Drew and Bella's relationship continues in secret, but Magistrate Peter Lockhart's decisions at The Junction push the community to ...

Sam is back from looking after his son, and Drew and Bella's relationship continues in secret, but Magistrate Peter Lockhart's decisions at The Junction push the community to the edge of anarchy.

Servant or Slave
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Servant or Slave

NITV  |  July 16, 2017
An emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced upon Aboriginal girls in Australia, told through the stories of five women.

An emotional and confronting insight into the history and legacy of the domestic servitude enforced upon Aboriginal girls in Australia, told through the stories of five women.

The Circuit
51:27

The Circuit: You Always Hurt The Ones You Love

Season 1  |  Episode 5  |  SBS2  |  November 20, 2009
In the aftermath of the festival, Archie and Clarry face court and potential prison time. Sam makes a tragic discovery about his son, as drew makes a decision about seeing his ...

In the aftermath of the festival, Archie and Clarry face court and potential prison time. Sam makes a tragic discovery about his son, as drew makes a decision about seeing his family.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Stairway To The Moon

Season 1  |  Episode 4  |  SBS2  |  November 19, 2009
It's festival time in Broome, and what begins as a relaxing weekend quickly spirals out of control. Drew receives an ultimatum; Peter gets more than he bargained for; and ...

It's festival time in Broome, and what begins as a relaxing weekend quickly spirals out of control. Drew receives an ultimatum; Peter gets more than he bargained for; and there's tragedy for both Archie and Clarry, when one lands in hospital and the other in prison.

My Home The Block
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My Home The Block

NITV  |  June 25, 2010
My home the Block is an intimate portrait of Aboriginal Elder, Joyce Ingram living in the first inner-city land grant allocated to the Indigenous people that would become a ...

My home the Block is an intimate portrait of Aboriginal Elder, Joyce Ingram living in the first inner-city land grant allocated to the Indigenous people that would become a symbol for Indigenous land rights - the infamous Redfern Block. As an elder, Joyce has a strong sense of community and her values and faith fuel a determination to save her people from the drugs, crime and loneliness that inhabit this urban landscape.

My Life As I Live It
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My Life As I Live It

NITV  |  March 2, 2010
Essie Coffey's first film, My Survival as an Aboriginal is now a classic. It introduced us to the life of her family and her community in far northwest New South Wales. ...

Essie Coffey's first film, My Survival as an Aboriginal is now a classic. It introduced us to the life of her family and her community in far northwest New South Wales. Essie's second film returns to her home in Dodge City fifteen years later. There Essie and the A-Team are nominating for the local Shire elections. Intercutting between 1993 and the same people and places of the past as documented in My Survival as an Aboriginal, Essie shows us that some things have changed, but some have stayed the same.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Swings And Roundabouts

Season 2  |  Episode 6  |  SBS  |  January 5, 2010
In the final episode of series two, Drew's journey "home" is complete as he walks the land of his ancestors with Mick and the elders. Sam and Louise's wedding doesn't go off ...

In the final episode of series two, Drew's journey "home" is complete as he walks the land of his ancestors with Mick and the elders. Sam and Louise's wedding doesn't go off without a hitch, but Peter finally has a win at Jalwarra.

Malinga
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Malinga

Episode 2  |  NITV  |  December 12, 2017
We speak with two of the NAISDA Dance College student's mentors, Jasmine Goulash and Raymon Parsons, the latter of whom has been a part of the college for a long time. ...

We speak with two of the NAISDA Dance College student's mentors, Jasmine Goulash and Raymon Parsons, the latter of whom has been a part of the college for a long time. Presenter and artist Gavi Duncan talks more about his life and his work across many skills and genres. Meet his local art group, including award-winning traditional artist Gary Purchase, and explore the mural of Darkinjung history that artist Megan Cain painted in Kariong with the help of half a dozen trainees.

The New Black
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The New Black

ABC  |  December 10, 2009
The New Black is a collection of impressive short films featuring Indigenous stories, authored and crafted by Indigenous people, and told in innovative and compelling ways. ...

The New Black is a collection of impressive short films featuring Indigenous stories, authored and crafted by Indigenous people, and told in innovative and compelling ways. In introducing these films, Margaret Pomeranz speaks with Australia's most celebrated Indigenous filmmaker, Warwick Thornton, who wrote, directed and shot Samson & Delilah - winner of the Camera d'OR at the Cannes Film Festival, and Australia's official entry in next year's Academy Awards.

A Transfer of Power
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A Transfer of Power

NITV  |  October 15, 2016
Men in the Collum Collum Aboriginal community remove a failed engine from a car and replace it with a refurbished engine from another car, an occasion to affirm continuing ...

Men in the Collum Collum Aboriginal community remove a failed engine from a car and replace it with a refurbished engine from another car, an occasion to affirm continuing community relationships.

Express Yourself
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Express Yourself

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  NITV  |  June 16, 2016
NITV showcases Indigenous funnies with the second series of Express Yourself. Hosted by Sean Choolburra in front of a live studio audience, the six-part series presents some ...

NITV showcases Indigenous funnies with the second series of Express Yourself. Hosted by Sean Choolburra in front of a live studio audience, the six-part series presents some of the best Indigenous comedians from across the country. Each week will also welcome the unique pop, funk and reggae sounds from house band Slip on Stereo. Follow the conversation on twitter: #NITV

Gulpilil: One Red Blood
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Gulpilil: One Red Blood

NITV  |  April 28, 2010
As a 15yr old in Walkabout and 33 years later in The Tracker, David Gulpilil is one of the most respected actors of our time. He approached Aboriginal writer and director ...

As a 15yr old in Walkabout and 33 years later in The Tracker, David Gulpilil is one of the most respected actors of our time. He approached Aboriginal writer and director Darlene Johnson "to show people my life and how I really live it".

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Deeper Water

Season 1  |  Episode 3  |  SBS2  |  November 18, 2009
The race to save a young girl from abuse is on, but the law, and the predator's ties with the community and court, make the task seemingly impossible. Bella takes the law into ...

The race to save a young girl from abuse is on, but the law, and the predator's ties with the community and court, make the task seemingly impossible. Bella takes the law into her own hands, and Archie and Clarry find themselves on different sides of the fence, leading to violence.

On Stage
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On Stage

NITV  |  August 12, 2018
Dean, a gay Aboriginal male, is banished from home by his father but goes on to become a celebrated cabaret performer as Dee the Performer. In between the conflict is Dean's ...

Dean, a gay Aboriginal male, is banished from home by his father but goes on to become a celebrated cabaret performer as Dee the Performer. In between the conflict is Dean's mother, who feels torn between her husband and son.

Women of the Sun
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Women of the Sun: Alinta - The Flame

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  NITV  |  September 10, 2013
Women Of The Sun examines the lives of 4 Aboriginal women set in the 1820s, 1890s, 1930s and in the 1980s. The lives of the Nyari people completely change when they discover ...

Women Of The Sun examines the lives of 4 Aboriginal women set in the 1820s, 1890s, 1930s and in the 1980s. The lives of the Nyari people completely change when they discover two convicts on the beach.

Lonely Boy Richard
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Lonely Boy Richard

NITV  |  March 14, 2012
Richard Wanambi is about to go to prison for a long time. He knows what it is like. He has been there before. In the Northern Territory, three-quarters of the people behind ...

Richard Wanambi is about to go to prison for a long time. He knows what it is like. He has been there before. In the Northern Territory, three-quarters of the people behind bars are Indigenous men. This is an intimate account of one man's journey to jail.

The Circuit
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The Circuit: Sorry Business

Season 2  |  Episode 1  |  SBS  |  December 1, 2009
Following on from the award-winning first series, The Circuit returns. City lawyer Drew Ellis' move bush, to tackle the legal system of the remote Kimberley, has helped him ...

Following on from the award-winning first series, The Circuit returns. City lawyer Drew Ellis' move bush, to tackle the legal system of the remote Kimberley, has helped him turn into a confident black man. But his new sense of belonging comes at a cost, and fitting into his Aboriginal family is not going to be an easy task.

Whispering In Our Hearts: The Mowla Bluff Massacre
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Whispering In Our Hearts: The Mowla Bluff Massacre

NITV  |  July 25, 2012
An Aboriginal community of Nyikina/Mangala people from Australia's tropical north-west tell the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and ...

An Aboriginal community of Nyikina/Mangala people from Australia's tropical north-west tell the story of the execution of family members at Mowla Bluff in 1916 by police and local pastoralists. In telling this story, they return to the area where the killings took place to ceremonially put to rest the spirits of the dead.

Crocodile Dreaming
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Crocodile Dreaming

SBS  |  November 18, 2011
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 ...

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.

Stingray Sisters
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Stingray Sisters

Episode 2  |  NITV  |  November 21, 2017
With an Aboriginal mother and a Caucasian father, daughters Noni, Alice and Grace Eather are navigating their 20s while moving as they always have between two cultures and two ...

With an Aboriginal mother and a Caucasian father, daughters Noni, Alice and Grace Eather are navigating their 20s while moving as they always have between two cultures and two homes.

After Mabo
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After Mabo

NITV  |  May 29, 2010
Filmed during 1996 and 1997, it provides the most relevant 'snapshot' from that period of the land justice issue as it unravelled over an eighteen month period.

Filmed during 1996 and 1997, it provides the most relevant 'snapshot' from that period of the land justice issue as it unravelled over an eighteen month period.

Heritage Fight
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Heritage Fight

Season 1  |  Episode 1  |  NITV  |  October 23, 2013
Everyday clean and earth-friendly environmental areas are being destroyed for oil and gas mining. Broome is located in the far remote Kimberley region, one of the greatest ...

Everyday clean and earth-friendly environmental areas are being destroyed for oil and gas mining. Broome is located in the far remote Kimberley region, one of the greatest wilderness environments in Australia. This is where Colin Barnett, Premier of Western Australia, and the multi-billionaire oil and gas company, Woodside, decided to settle the second largest Liquid Natural Gas precinct of the planet. Now Broome citizens and the traditional custodians of the land - the Goolaraboloo - are uniting together to protect what is priceless to them.

Big Name No Blanket
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Big Name No Blanket

ABC  |  September 29, 2013
Big Name No Blanket tells the extraordinary story of George Rrurrambu, the former lead singer of the pioneering Warumpi Band of the 1980s. George is the charismatic frontman, ...

Big Name No Blanket tells the extraordinary story of George Rrurrambu, the former lead singer of the pioneering Warumpi Band of the 1980s. George is the charismatic frontman, who combined rock and roll, reggae, pop and traditional culture to spread the message about Indigenous contemporary issues, awakening the Australian consciousness of a third world in its own backyard.

When The Natives Get Restless
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When The Natives Get Restless

ABC  |  January 12, 2012
After a riot on New Year's Eve, 2006, the media dubbed the Gordon Estate the 'Redfern of the Bush' and the housing department announced the plans for demolition.

After a riot on New Year's Eve, 2006, the media dubbed the Gordon Estate the 'Redfern of the Bush' and the housing department announced the plans for demolition.

Wanja The Warrior Dog
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Wanja The Warrior Dog

ABC  |  August 27, 2015
Wanja, Aunty Barb's blue heeler dog was an integral part of the community, known to all for her ability to sniff out the police - in uniform and undercover. She was 'the ...

Wanja, Aunty Barb's blue heeler dog was an integral part of the community, known to all for her ability to sniff out the police - in uniform and undercover. She was 'the Block's guardian angel'.

We Don't Need a Map
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We Don't Need a Map

NITV  |  July 23, 2017
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 ...

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.

Cold Justice
29:13

Cold Justice: Lois Roberts

Season 2  |  Episode 4  |  NITV  |  March 14, 2018
In July 1998, Lois was hitchhiking on the side of the road in Nimbin, north NSW. A witness saw Lois get into a white car and after that she was never seen alive again. Police ...

In July 1998, Lois was hitchhiking on the side of the road in Nimbin, north NSW. A witness saw Lois get into a white car and after that she was never seen alive again. Police believe that she was held captive and kept alive for around 10 days, during which time she was tortured and sexually abused before being killed. Six months later, bush hikers stumble across Lois's skeletal remains.

Black Panther Woman
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Black Panther Woman

SBS  |  November 1, 2015
Indigenous woman Marlene Cummins breaks a 40 year silence to tell the story of her abuse in the Australian Black protest movement.

Indigenous woman Marlene Cummins breaks a 40 year silence to tell the story of her abuse in the Australian Black protest movement.

Shifting Shelter 4
59:08

Shifting Shelter 4

ABC  |  January 15, 2012
Acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people in rural NSW.

Acclaimed filmmaker Ivan Sen follows the lives of four young Aboriginal people in rural NSW.

Utopia
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Utopia

NITV  |  July 16, 2017
This controversial documentary film draws on filmmaker John Pilger's long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy ...

This controversial documentary film draws on filmmaker John Pilger's long association with Indigenous Australians; an investigation into Australia's colonial past and wealthy present, setting out to break the stereotypes of the first people of Australia. This film is both a personal journey for Pilger and a universal story of power and resistance, of how modern societies can be divided between those who conform and the dystopian world of those who do not.

Art + Soul
58:12

Art + Soul: Beauty And Cruelty

Season 2  |  Episode 2  |  ABC  |  July 15, 2014
Beauty and cruelty. Beauty prevails over cruelty. Samson & Delilah writer/director Warwick Thornton, from Alice Springs, provokes and challenges with his conceptual art. ...

Beauty and cruelty. Beauty prevails over cruelty. Samson & Delilah writer/director Warwick Thornton, from Alice Springs, provokes and challenges with his conceptual art. Tasmanian artist Julie Gough is intent on finding out truths about the past and conveying them by repurposing colonial objects and natural materials. The 2004 Palm Island riots - and those at Cronulla - inspired Brisbane artist Vernon Ah Kee, as have family photographs taken during a genealogy expedition in the 1930s.

This year NAIDOC Week is all about the groundbreaking achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Here are the stories of some of those trailblazers and activists.
Explore depictions of Australia and it's culture through a special collection of films representing life Down Under with a range of selected content for all ages. (VCHHK072, VCHHK076, VCHHK073, VCHHC097, VCHHC098, VCHHC100)
This National Reconciliation Week, learn more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' struggle for civil rights as Australia reconciles with its past. (ACHMH075, ACHMH076, VCHHK076)
Australia as a Nation moves from colonial Australia to the development of Australia as a nation. Explore the factors leading to Federation and experiences of democracy and citizenship. (VCHHK072,VCHHK076,VCHHK073)
Explore changing experiences of democracy and citizenship through the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, focusing on land rights and the significance of Mabo Day.
Dive into the Great Barrier Reef with Attenborough, explore Kakadu's Mountford rock art, peek inside the micro-worlds of the Galapagos, and be awed by the Great Wall of China when exploring the world's heritage sites.
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