On the box

Issue 

Message Stick: Talking Stick — Filmmakers discuss the Indigenous Unit at the Australian Film Commission. ABC, Friday April 4, 6pm.

Muddy Waters: Life and Death on the Great Barrier Reef — By 2030, half of the Great Barrier Reef may be gone. Global warming and outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish have put extraordinary pressure on the reef — putting at risk one of the world's greatest natural treasures. SBS, Sunday, April 6, 11am.

Line in the Sand — The story of a community as they prepare for the anniversary of Mulrunji Doomadgee's death. Tracie Twaddle and son Eric tell the story of one of Australia's most reported black deaths in custody. ABC, Monday, April 7, 3.30am.

Tales From a Suitcase: George Gittoes — One of the most important and influential artists in Australia today, Gittoes' profound interest in the effect of war and civil conflict has led him to trouble spots all over the world. SBS, Monday, April 7, 1pm.

Bush's War — Examines 9/11 and Al Qaeda, Afghanistan and Iraq, WMD and the Insurgency, Guantanamo, Abu Ghraib, Fallujah, and the Surge. SBS, Tuesday, April 8, 8.30pm.

Living Black — Indigenous news and current affairs program. SBS, Wednesday, April 9, 6pm.