On the box


A Northern Town — With a third of Kempsey's population made up of Aboriginal people, the town is a hotbed of covert and overt racism on one hand, and Third World poverty and oppression on the other. SBS, Friday, July 11, 7.30pm.

Message Stick: Ripples from Wave Hill — The story of a group of Aboriginal stockmen who walked off a cattle station in the Northern Territory in a bid for better pay and conditions, leading to Australia's first successful land rights campaign. ABC, Sunday, July 13, 1.30pm.

Jimmy Little's Gentle Journey — An exploration of the life of Jimmy Little, who rose from poverty and personal tragedy to become Australia's first Aboriginal pop star. ABC, Sunday, July 13, 3.55pm.

Elders with Andrew Denton: Bob Hawke — Andrew Denton talks to former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke. ABC, Monday, July 14, 9.35pm.

Halal Mate — The Brothahood are four young Muslim men, determined to break down stereotypes about Muslim youth and their religion. SBS, Monday, July 14, 1pm.

The Hunger Season — Filmed in the heart of rural Swaziland, where recipients of international food aid live in a region which has endured chronic food insecurity for the past five years. SBS, Monday, July 14, 1.30pm.

Cutting Edge: Young and Restless in China — The themes of capitalism, nationalism, identity crisis and economic transformation are highlighted in this gritty documentary. SBS, Tuesday, July 15, 8.30pm.

Operation Filmmaker — After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, MTV aired a documentary about Muthana Mohmed, a 25-year-old Baghdad film student, whose film school had been bombed to pieces. SBS, Tuesday, July 15, 10pm.

Enemy Image — Traces the development of the image of war on US television from Vietnam to the present day to understand why we see what we see, when we look at war on television. SBS, Tuesday, July 15, 11.40pm.

The Hollowmen — Comedy-drama set in the offices of the Central Policy Unit, a special think tank personally set up by the prime minister to help him in the most important job of all — getting re-elected. ABC, Wednesday, July 16, 9.30pm.

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