On the box


Programs of interest on Sydney Community TV (UHF 31) — Perleeka, indigenous Australians' program, nightly, 7pm. Art Experimenta, Mondays, 8pm and 11.30pm, and Tuesdays, 3am and 6.30am. Bent TV, Gay and lesbian program, Thursdays, 10.30pm and Fridays, 2.30am. XX, women's program, Fridays, 8pm and midnight, and Saturdays, 5am. Waste Not, Want Not, environment and recycling, Saturdays, 8.30pm and 12.30am, and Sundays, 4.30am. For more information phone 649 9622. Actively Radical TV — Community television's progressive current affairs program tackles the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Friday, 10.30pm. Movie: The Killer Kid (1967) — A US government agent, alias "the killer kid", becomes involved with freedom fighters in revolutionary Mexico. His political ideas change when he sees the plight of the peasants and he falls for a freedom fighter. SBS, Saturday, November 25, 9.30pm. Beyond El Rocco — A journey through the last 30 years of Australian jazz as seen through the eyes of the fictitious character Zoot Finster. ABC TV, Sunday, November 26, 1.30pm. The Native Americans — The Plains: Fields of Grass, Fields of Blood — The European invaders bring the Plains Indians to the brink of annihilation with the introduction of the gun, alcohol, smallpox, the railway and land-hungry settlers. SBS, Sunday, November 26, 7.30pm. Drowning by Bullets — A documentary that details the violence unleashed by French police on Algerians on the streets of Paris in 1961, which resulted in the massacre of 200 people. SBS, Sunday, November 26, midnight. Albert Schweitzer: Darkness and Light — Schweitzer became a hero when he turned his back on a brilliant career in Europe to run a hospital in Africa. But his attitudes towards Africans were not as pure as his legend. Was he a saint or a racist, a humanitarian or a colonialist? ABC TV, Monday, November 27, 8.30pm. We Children of the 20th Century — Street kids in Moscow and young prison inmates in St Petersburg are interviewed about life under the "free" market. SBS, Monday, November 27, 11.05pm. Kyrgyzstan: Between Despair and Prosperity — The Kyrgyz Republic is struggling to make the transition to the free-market economy. The program examines how the changes are affecting people from all over Kyrgyzstan. The "reforms" face opposition from all sections of the Kyrgyz community. The influence of the Communist Party is still surprisingly strong. The speed with which the market system was implemented has provoked widespread opposition. SBS, Tuesday, November 28, 8.30pm. Beria: Stalin's Creature — As Stalin's secret police chief, Beria was the most feared man in the Soviet Union. Forty years after his death, new research has uncovered details about his terrible reign. ABC TV, Tuesday, November 28, 9.30pm. Movie Matinee: Burning Patience (1983) — The downfall of democracy in Chile through the eyes of poet Pablo Neruda. SBS, Wednesday, November 29, 12.30pm. New World Borders — A broad look at global political and economic realities in the post Cold War world. Five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the collapse of Stalinism in Eastern Europe, capital is now free to cross borders in search of profit. According to US political commentator Noam Chomsky, this has been at the cost of real democracy. He argues that multinational companies are now more powerful and tyrannical than any government. SBS, Wednesday, November 29, 8.30pm. A History of Aboriginal Political Struggle for Equity — Chicka Dixson gives an account of his involvement in the Aboriginal struggle and his assessment of its successes and failures. SBS, Thursday, November 30, 4.30pm.

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