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On NITV A feast of films celebrating indigenous Australia, in leadup to 26 January

#AlwaysWillBe: films celebrating strength and survival on NITV, In the lead up to 26 January, NITV is playing the best Indigenous films and television series including Sweet Country, which will have its television premiere. By Grayson McCarthy-Grogan, 16 JAN 2019 

NITV is inviting all Australians to hear stories of our nation’s shared history from an Indigenous perspective.

Come and explore what 26 January means to Indigenous people, through a curated slate of distinctive programming.

Collectively housed under our #AlwaysWillBe special programming, stories of strength, resilience and survival, from across the country are coming to Channel 34.

Songlines (Season 2) – Daily, 7pm

Songlines Season Two brings a collection of six documentaries from some of Australia’s greatest and oldest storytellers. Each documentary presents an Indigenous Songline story.

Community and elders share their rich accounts of dreaming, serving as a reminder of the ancient roots of our country and the enduring power of its original people.

Songlines presents a chance to understand and celebrate our rare and precious heritage.

Songlines airs 7pm, daily from Sunday, 20 January until Friday, 25 January on NITV (Ch. 34). And will be repeated throughout the day, Saturday, 26 January…………

Connection to Country – Monday 21 January 11.35pm

Connection to Country follows the Indigenous people of the Western Australian Pilbara’s battle to preserve Australia’s 50,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry.

The Pilbara region sits in the Burrup Peninsula (or Murujuga) and is host to the largest concentration of rock art in the world, dating back over 50,000 years.

Connection to Country will repeat on Saturday 26 January at 10am on NITV (Ch.34)

Wik Vs Queensland – Tuesday 22 January, 8.30pm

In 1996 The High Court of Australia granted native title co-existence rights to the Wik Peoples of Cape York. The “Wik Decision” should have been a catalyst for positive change, but instead sparked a national, cultural and political fallout.

With unique access to never-before screened footage of a young Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, this uncompromising feature documentary forensically explores the racism, fearmongering and political maneuvering that occurred in the lead up to the case, and its aftermath.

Told from the very personal Wik Peoples’ perspective, Wik vs Queensland causes us to question who we are as a nation today.

Another Country – Tuesday 22 January, 10pm

Narrated by David Gulpilil, Another Country is about his home Ramingining, a remote Indigenous community in North-East Arnhem Land.

But, in many ways, as the title suggests, it is ‘another country’. This award-winning 2006 film looks at Indigenous life before the arrival of white settlers.

This groundbreaking piece of cinema was the first film shot only in an Indigenous Australian language.

Occupation: Native – Thursday 24 January, 7.30pm

Filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas dishes up a fresh look at our colonial past. Exploring everything they never taught you at school, but should have.

It’s Australian history, but not like you have you ever seen or heard before. Trisha decides it’s time to go looking for answers, and along with actor Steven Oliver and several historians the film is a satirical recount of our untold
history.   Occupation: Native will repeat on Saturday 26 January, 8.30pm on NITV (Ch. 34).


January 18, 2019 - Posted by | Audiovisual, AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL

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