On the box


Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. Includes the Green Left news. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Sunday, 9pm. Phone (02) 9564 1277. Visit <http://www.channel31.org> for program details.

Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday, 8pm. Phone (03) 9633 6976.

Australian Biography: Dr Jim Cairns — Cairns was a senior and influential member of the Whitlam government and also heavily involved in the 1960s anti-war movement. SBS, Friday, June 20, 3.30pm.

The Left Side of the Fridge — Philippe Falardeau's sly and incisive mockumentary, which acknowledges its debt to Michael Moore, explores anti-globalisation politics. SBS, Saturday, June 21, 10pm.

A Wedding In Ramallah — An exploration of life under Israeli occupation. ABC, Sunday, June 22, 9.30pm.

Going Straight — A church in the US is attempting to convert homosexuals to heterosexuality. ABC, Wednesday June 24, 2.45am.

Soul of India — Looks at Hindu chauvinism in Gujarat, in north-west India, where 2000 Muslims have been killed and 100,000 forced to flee to refugee camps. SBS, Tuesday, June 24, 8.30pm.

Death Sentence — The story of three women in a Bihari village who revolt against the stifling male domination. SBS, Tuesday, June 24, 11.35pm.

Sydney 2000: The Foundation — A complex commentary on Indigenous social and political events of the 1960s and '70s. SBS, Wednesday, June 25, 7.30pm.

Ticket to Jerusalem — Jaber is a Palestinian projectionist who loves to screen movies for kids in the refugee camps near Ramallah. With the Israeli occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, many people consider him foolish to cross so many checkpoints for such a "frivolous" reason. SBS, Thursday, June 26, 10pm.

From Green Left Weekly, June 18, 2003.

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