On the box

February 4, 2012

Film: Hunger ― A harrowing, award-winning drama on the final months of Irish republican prisoner Bobby Sands, as he went on hunger strike to protest the treatment of political prisoners by British prison guards. SBS2, Wed Feb 8, 9.35pm.

Modern Slavery ― Slavery not only still exists: today, there are more slaves in the world than at any point in history. Trafficking, child labour, sex slavery, debt slavery and child soldiers are among the most common forms of modern slavery. Why does slavery still exist and what will it take to finally get rid of it? SBS2 Thur Feb 9, 8.35pm.

Hot Cities: Climate Bites ― The impact of climate change on world health could be dramatic. This episode looks at Jakarta, under threat from a new rise in dengue fever, and the deadly heat wave that hit Chicago in 1995 killing hundreds. SBS1, Sat Feb 11, 5.35pm.

Andre Brink, The African ― South African novelist Andre Brink has been a tireless chronicler and resister to apartheid. His works were deeply shocking to white South Africans and banned by the regime. Today, Brink continues to follow and criticise political life in South Africa. An insight into one man's determination to change people’s minds and ways of thinking through the force of his literature. SBS2, Sat Feb 11 8.30pm.

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