On the box


Cutting Edge: The Last Abortion Clinic — Looks at how increasing US state abortion regulations and the decline in abortion providers will affect the pro-choice movement's influence in this enduring debate. SBS, Tuesday, January 24, 8.30pm.

The Secret Policeman — A reporter went within the Greater Manchester Police to discover whether racism lurked in their ranks and his unpalatable findings sent a wave of shock, dismay and disgust across the country. SBS, Thursday, January 26, 1.40am.

The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith — An adaptation of Thomas Keneally's poignant novel about a mixed-race Aborigine who becomes a victim of racial bigotry at the turn of the 19th century. ABC, Friday, January 27, 12.45am.

Australia by Number: Jabiru 0886 — Yvonne Margarula is a traditional owner of the Mirarr people's land in Arnhem and has fought against successive governments and mining companies to gain access to her land as well as trying to stop the destruction of it by open-cut uranium mining. SBS, Monday, January 30, 5pm.

Race: The Power of an Illusion — Traces the origins of the racial idea to the European conquest of the Americas and to the American slave system and asks how our institutions give race social meaning and power by advantaging white people. ABC, Monday, January 30, 8.35pm.

Blaktrax: Fitzroy Xpress — Celebrates the work of contemporary Indigenous Australian musicians and challenges stereotypes. SBS, Tuesday, January 31, 3.30pm.

The Dollar a Day Dress — Travelling to Mali, Uganda, Peru and Cambodia, a reporter collects fabric to make a symbolic dress representing the plight of the more than one billion people who live on a dollar a day or less. SBS, Thursday, February 2, 2pm.

From Green Left Weekly, January 25, 2006.
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