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 Sunday, 4-7pm.
Access News — Melbourne community TV, Channel 31, has excellent coverage of industrial, environmental and community actions throughout Victoria. Access News broadcasts focus on community news every Monday, 7pm; environmental news Tuesdays, 7.30pm; and trade union news Thursdays, 8pm. Phone (03) 9525 3551 to contact the producers or make a donation.
The Brain: Our Universe Within — Journey into the mysterious depths of our minds in the first of five one-hour documentaries. Well-known environmentalist and scientist David Suzuki takes us through a revealing journey of exploration, uncovering the path of the human brain's evolution, perception, memory, recuperation and creative workings. The latest scientific research is put into the broader context of emotions, the development of civilisations, religion and art. SBS, Sunday, July 28, 7.30pm.
The Ghost of Health — This film argues that the World Health Organisation is furthering its own political agenda at the cost of lives. Millions of people worldwide rely on WHO for medical aid but its US$2 billion annual budget and 4500 staff have little impact. Diseases like smallpox, cholera and measles continue to kill, and simple vaccines and medicines never reach the sick. WHO spends $200 million a year on regional offices whose employees spend most of their time holding meetings, writing reports and attending conferences. SBS, Tuesday, July 30, 8.30pm.
A New World — A look at South Africa's enormous privately owned game reserves and the role they could play in the country's reconstruction. SBS, Wednesday, July 31, 7.30pm.
Of Courage and Consequence — Personal testimonies from across the spectrum of South African youth of the realities of growing up with the legacies of apartheid. SBS, Wednesday, July 31, 8.30pm.