NITV and SBS On Demand launch Black Lives Matter collection


As conversations about race, equality and justice reverberate around the world, NITV and SBS on Demand have curated a special collection of films and TV programs exploring the issues and themes raised through the Black Lives Matter movement, for all Australians to stream for free on SBS On Demand.

The Black Lives Matter collection includes powerful stories and insightful perspectives from around the world, as well as here on Australian soil. The programs featured explore moments in history that have shaped the world, stories of trail blazers who fought against system, and examine the challenges of prejudice and injustice that exist today.

From Australia, collection highlights include the landmark SBS documentary series First Contact, which shines a light on the deep divide between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the nation by taking six non-Indigenous people and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time, Cold Justice, a series that follows the injustice Indigenous Australians face with cold case victims, and a selection of Living Black and Karla Grant Presentsepisodes that explore important stories from around our continent.

From America, Race and Education, a documentary that investigates why schools in the USA still lack resources to create equal opportunities for all students across the country, Fixing the System: Crime and Punishment, a documentary starring Barack Obama as he makes history by becoming the first sitting president to ever to visit a federal prison in order to investigate the unjust and broken system and Charlottesville: Documenting Hate, an investigation into the day in August 2017 when white supremacists and neo-Nazis converged on Charlottesville, Virginia, which saw a rally turn deadly.

From the U.K., the documentary series Hate Thy Neighbour follows British comedian Jamali Maddix as he looks to confront racism head-on, travelling the world in an attempt to make sense of the resurgence in “alt-right” beliefs among social groups.

NITV’s current affairs program The Point is also available to stream on SBS On Demand, including this week’s Black Lives Matterepisode that examined deaths in custody in Australia and the US. The episode will also be repeated on SBS Friday 5 June at 2pm and 10:15pm and NITV Saturday 6 June at 7:35pm.

New titles to SBS On Demand include Who Killed Malcolm Smith?, an Australian documentary that tells the story of Malcolm Smith, one of the 99 cases investigated by the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody in 1991, Black Lives Matter, an investigation into the movement on the streets of Baltimore and Chicago, and from tomorrow you can stream Copwatch, a series exploring police brutalityand the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro.

Please see below for a full list of film and TV titles in the Black Lives Matter collection:

  • Burn Motherf*cker Burn
  • Let The Fire Burn
  • Fair Game
  • The Cleveland Strangler
  • Charlottesville: Documenting Hate
  • Britain’s Everyday Extremism
  • Chicago At War
  • Clinton’s Walk For Justice
  • Elsta Foy
  • Fixing The System: Crime and Punishment
  • Karla Grant Presents: Not Just Numbers
  • Karla Grant Presents: Tayamangajirri
  • Karla Grant Presents: Utopia Generations
  • Keeping The Language
  • Mabo: Life of An Island Man
  • Race and Education
  • Race For Justice
  • Raised In The System: Youth Behind Bars
  • Segregated City
  • The Truth About Racism
  • VICE Series 3 Episode 2 – To Serve And Protect & Coming To America
  • VICE Series 4 Episode 15 – Flint Water Crisis & Libya On The Brink
  • Vote Yes For Aborigines: Vote Yes For Aborigines
  • Warburdar Bununu: Water Shield
  • Rise
  • Living Black Series 24 Episode 1: A Vision for Palm
  • Living Black Series 26 Episode 1: Palm Island Centenary or Prison to Paradise
  • Living Black Series 21 Episode 10: 10th Anniversary of Palm Island Death In Custody
  • Living Black Series 14 Episode 5: Deaths In Custody
  • Living Black Series 9 Episode 13: Doomadgee Anniversary
  • Living Black Series 23 Episode 4: Palm Island After the Riot
  • Living Black Series 26 Episode 6 Ep Title: Palm Island Looking Back
  • Who Killed Malcolm Smith?
  • Black Lives Matter

From tomorrow, Saturday 6 June:

  • Copwatch
  • I Am Not Your Negro

Head to SBS On Demand to stream the new collection:





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