On the box

Issue 

River of No Return — Frances Daingangan is a 45-year old mother of three who comes from the remote community of Ramingining in North East Arnhem land, and her dream came true when Rolf de Heer cast her in the lead female role of Nowalingu in Ten Canoes. SBS, Friday, February 13, 7.30pm.

Dateline — Examines the New York City school system that's been hailed as a possible model for Australian public education, by education minister Julia Gillard. SBS, Sunday, February 15, 8.30pm.

The Choice — Talking openly about abortion remains generally a taboo in Australia. This program attempts to break through that barrier and, in doing so, contribute to the ongoing debate that continues to surround this highly contentious issue. SBS, Monday, February 16, 1.30pm.

Favela Rising — Tells the story of a man and a movement, a city divided and a favela (Brazilian squatter settlement) united. Anderson is a former drug-trafficker who turns social revolutionary in Rio de Janeiro's most feared slum. SBS, Tuesday, February 17, 10pm.

Tibet: Murder in the Snow
— In an incident that shocked the world, a teenage Tibetan nun, Kelsang Namtso, was killed when Chinese border police opened fire on a group of pilgrims as they fled Tibet over the infamous Nangpa Pass in an attempt to see their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. SBS, Thursday, February 19, 8:30 pm