On the box

April 20, 2005

Tales from a Suitcase — Khadem Nori and Shafiq Monis, Hazaras persecuted by the Taliban in Afghanistan, escaped to Australia to be placed in Woomera detention centre. SBS, Friday, April 22, 2pm.

Message Stick: The Songman/Don't Say Sorry — Profiles an Aboriginal elder from the Kimberley region of Western Australia, and an empowering story about surviving the Stolen G enerations. ABC, Friday, April 22, 6pm.

My Tango with Porn — Where does one draw the line in order to protect freedom of speech and art while at the same time not exposing culture to degradation and harm? SBS, Friday, April 22, 10pm.

The Art of War — From World War I to the "war on terror", this program reveals how attitudes to war have dramatically changed, and how war has radically changed art. SBS, Saturday, April 23, 7.30pm.

Get Up Stand Up: Next Stop Vietnam — Protesting unjust wars has been a recurring feature of politically charged music. This program looks at pop culture in the Vietnam era. ABC, Saturday, April 23, 10pm.

Australians at War: Trying Not to Remember — The Vietnam War was Australia's longest and most divisive war. Looks at conscription and the protest movement. ABC, Sunday, April 24, 5pm.

Living Black — Indigenous news and current affairs program. SBS, Monday, April 25, 5.30pm.

Inside Australia: Unchain My Heart — Story of a Burmese refugee who shackled himself in chains to draw attention to the plight of his suffering homeland. SBS, Wednesday, April 27, 7.30pm.

Honour Among Men: The Killing of Women — Zahida Perveen, a survivor of an horrific "honour crime", is one of the few women in Pakistan to have successfully prosecuted the attacker, her husband. ABC, Thursday, April 28, 12.35am.

Becoming Julia — All stereotypes are turned on their head as director Ruth Cullen explores the evolution of Julia, a male-to-female transgender. SBS, Thursday, April 28, 8.30pm.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith — Story of a mixed-race Aborigine who becomes a victim of racial bigotry in Australia at the turn of the 19th century. ABC, Thursday, April 28, 11.05pm.

From Green Left Weekly, April 20, 2005.
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