On the box

February 13, 2009

Jerusalem Cuts — On May 14, 1948, eight hours before the British mandate over Palestine was to expire, Israel's future prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, declared independence for the state of Israel. SBS, Friday, February 20, 2.30pm.

Blaktrax — Newcastle Indigenous hip-hop trio Local Knowledge, loved for their "in your face"lyrics address issues of cultural identity and empowerment. SBS, Friday, February 20, 3.30pm.

Island Fettlers — In the late 1960s, Australia's billion dollar mining industry needed a railway built from their remote Pilbara mines to the port towns hundreds of kilometres away on the coast and so imported hundreds of Torres Strait Islander men to carry out the work. SBS, Sunday, February 22, 11am.

Living with Illegals — Offers unprecedented access and unique insights into the world of African "illegal" immigration, raising important questions about the rights of individuals to seek a better life free of poverty and war. SBS, Monday, February 23, 1.30pm.

The Russian Revolution in Colour: Freedom and Hope Two-part documentary covering the first four years of the Russian Revolution. ABC, Monday, February 23, 11.35pm.

Iraq's Missing Billions Asks what has happened to the billions of dollars of Iraqi reconstruction money entrusted to the US-led Coalition? In just 14 months, the Coalition Provisional Authority burned its way through nearly US$20 billion. SBS, Wednesday, February 25, 1.40am.

Baby Boom to Bust: Missing Children — Looks at the looming social, political, economic and human impact of a rapidly ageing society. SBS, Thursday, February 26, 8.30pm.

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