The SBS TV spin-off, NITV is building up to a big day on 26th January with a series of top documentaries and feature films that cover some of the major stories and issues in Indigenous Australia, mostly by Aboriginal creators “ as should be the case as we come to re-consider Australia/Invasion Day.

I’ve reviewed many of the programs over the years, so I’ll link you back to my thoughts whenever possible. Just click on the title as I run through the week:

Teach a Man to Fish – Monday 21 January, 8.30pm
Beneath Clouds – Monday 21 January, 10.00pm
Connection to Country – Monday 21 January 11.35pm
Wik Vs Queensland – Tuesday 22 January, 8.30pm
Another Country – Tuesday 22 January, 10pm
We Don’t Need a Map – Wednesday 23 January, 9.30pm
Samson and Delilah – Wednesday 23 January, 11pm
Radiance – Thursday 24 January, 9.30pm
The Song Keepers – Friday 25 January, 9.15pm
Sunrise Ceremony – Saturday 26 January, 7am
Sweet Country – Saturday 26 January, 9.30pm
Rabbit Proof Fence – Saturday 26 January, 11.30pm

Of this powerful bill of fare, the absolutely Don’t-Miss items are:

‘Wik v Queensland’ “ the doco that reveals Wik clarity, early Noel Pearson activism and John Howard’s duplicity; ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ and ‘Samson & Delilah’ “ Wednesday’s Warwick Thornton double bill; ‘Beneath Clouds‘, Ivan Sen’s fabulous debut feature; ‘Sweet Country’ and ‘Rabbit Proof Fence‘ a pair of features that offer radically different Black and White takes on the early contacts between colonists and the people they denied an existence to.