Off Country is a candid documentary series that follows the lives of seven Indigenous students over a year at the prestigious Geelong Grammar School, grappling with family tragedy, mental health, and identity issues.
Wrestling with their conflicting identities as students move between boarding life and home life, the series creates a historic record of one of Australia’s key Indigenous education pathways and a complex portrait of what it is to be a First Nations child in Australia today.
Driven by the students’ stories and told entirely in their own words, Off Country combines personal observational storytelling and features intimate perspectives of contemporary First Nations youth alongside their personal educational experiences.
Series One, Episode One:
As the 2020 school year starts, Indigenous students travel thousands of kilometres interstate, leaving their families and home, to attend the prestigious Geelong Grammar School.
Off Country will be subtitled in Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, and Korean on SBS On Demand.
Off Country – New Series Premiere Thursday, 7 July at 8.00pm on NITV (4 Parts)
Off Country will also air on SBS later this year.