On the box

June 14, 2008

Embassy Days: Pt 2 — Follows the confrontations in Canberra in 1972 that gave birth to the Aboriginal Tent Embassy and the evolution of the Aboriginal land rights movement. ABC, Friday, June 20, 6pm.

Goodbye Lenin! — October, 1989 was a bad time to fall into a coma if you lived in East Germany and this is precisely what happened to Alex's proudly socialist mother. SBS, Saturday June 21, 10.25pm.

Salam Cafe — Offers the audience a compelling look at the funny side of life as an Australian Muslim today. SBS, Sunday, June 22, 11am.

Abdullah Ibrahim: A Struggle for Love — South African jazz pianist and composer Ibrahim fled his country under the apartheid regime and only returned in 1990 after Mandela was released. ABC, Sunday, June 22, 11.05pm.

TV Around the World: Quebec — In Quebec, television is a cultural and social institution that helps the French-speaking Quebecois preserve their cultural uniqueness. SBS, Sunday, June 22, 11.45pm.

Geraldo: Who Can I Trust? — Geraldo De Souza, having faced privations in his early life, rebels against unfairness and the ingrained culture of corruption in Brazil that exacerbates it. SBS, Monday, June 23, 1.30pm.

The Gathering — Epic and poignant story of the Mirning people of the Nullarbor, the reconnection to their land and their ancient tradition of whale dreaming. ABC, Tuesday, June 24, 3am.

Al-Qaeda Code — Argues that Global Jihad does not only consist of terrorist attacks or military actions, but is also a war of images. SBS, Tuesday, June 24, 8.30pm.

Russia: Sex, Needles aAnd Roubles — Russia has the fastest growing HIV infection rate in the world. An epidemic that, ten years ago, could have been relatively easily contained, is now threatening to engulf the country. SBS, Wednesday, June 25, 1.15am.

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