NITV to focus on justice in month of special programs

SBS’s NITV service has created a month of programming based around justice including documentary premieres and debates.

NITV will dedicate a whole month to justice programming in August, featuring new documentary commissions, a host of premieres and special Q&A debates.

Highlights in the season include new documentary commissions, including Kings Seal, which highlights the “Letters Patent” founding document that established the state of South Australia and Protecting Manuwangku, which documents the struggle against ongoing attempts to build a nuclear waste dump on Aboriginal Land in Muckaty in the Northern Territory.

NITV News’ Malarndirri McCarthy will take an in-depth look into the current situation of the Bowraville Murders Inquiry in Justice Just Us: Bowraville Special and Stan Grant will explore the issues of land rights in an Awaken Special – Uranium: Friend or Foe?

The schedule will also feature significant international events, including two premieres; Finding Dawn, a compelling documentary that investigates the murders of an estimated 500 Aboriginal women in Canada over the past 30 years, and Gideon’s Army, which follows the personal stories of three young public defenders who are part of a small group of idealistic lawyers in America’s Deep South.

Justice themes will feature prominently in NITV News throughout the month with in-depth analysis and commentary and viewers can join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Tanya Orman, NITV Channel Manager, says: “Justice is a recurring struggle in Indigenous communities across the world. I’m pleased that we can bring these important stories, which are often untold, to a national audience and hope that we can add to an ongoing national debate.”

Source: SBS press release


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