On the box
Actively Radical TV — Sydney community television's progressive current affairs producers tackle the hard issues from the activist's point of view. CTS Sydney (UHF 31), every Thursday, 7pm.
Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 8pm. Phone (03) 9525 3551 to contact the producers or make a donation.
The Church of Saint Coltrane — John Coltrane was one of the true jazz innovators. His music offered hope, joy and inspiration for many people, especially African-Americans. His egalitarian spirituality matched the mood of the '60s. What better person to be a messiah? SBS, Saturday, August 17, 9pm.
Movie: I am Cuba (1964) — This satirical drama takes us through the different stages leading up to the Cuban Revolution: the decadence and injustices of the Batista regime; Cuba the playground and brothel of the US; and the creating of political awareness in the rural communities. SBS, Saturday, August 17, 9.30pm.
Algeria: Women at War — The experiences of Algerian women veterans of the struggle for independence from France. SBS, Sunday, August 18, 10.30am.
In the Land of Oranges — A journey across Israel via the orange groves, where Arabs and Jews, labourers and bosses, young and old, secular and religious speak about life in Israel. SBS, Sunday, August 18, 12.30pm.
Ordinary People — The Anne Frank World Exhibition arrives in Johannesburg. Filmed attending the exhibition are a Holocaust survivor, Jewish high school student and Soweto student. SBS, Sunday, August 18, 11.20pm.
Jane Rule: Fiction and Other Truths — A documentary about the prolific writer and activist for lesbian and gay rights. The film traces her formative years in the US, her move to Canada during the McCarthy witch-hunts, and her struggle against censorship and homophobia. SBS, Monday, August 19, 8.30pm.
Father, Son and Holy War — The second part of this Indian documentary about the links between Hindu chauvinism and sexism in Indian society. SBS, Tuesday, August 20, 8.30pm.
A New World — Looks at the devastating environmental effects on Vietnam of modern warfare. Ornithologist Dr Vo Quy leads attempts to re-green Vietnam. SBS, Wednesday, August 21, 7.30pm.