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FOR SBS WORLD MOVIES (DIGITAL CHANNEL 32) HIGHLIGHTS THIS WEEK:

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Wik vs Queensland, Vote Yes For Aborigines, Fair Game, Mabo: Life of An Island Man, Milpirri – Winds of Change, Florence Foster Jenkins, Babel, Whitney, Vitamania, The Two Escobars
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Fair Game and Florence Foster Jenkins

 

MONDAY 31 MAY

Wik vs Queensland
12:00pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Dean Gibson
What’s it about?
This landmark feature documentary portrays the historical decision in 1996 by the High Court of Australia, granting native title to the Wik People of Cape York, and the demonisation that followed at the hands of politicians and media. With unique access to the key players of that moment in history, and featuring never-before seen footage of the two (then) young lawyers, Noel Pearson and Marcia Langton, Wik Vs Queensland tells a very personal story set against the backdrop of a tumultuous time in Queensland’s history. 

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Vote Yes for Aborigines
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 1 June, 10:30pm)

G, CC
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Frances Peters-Little
What’s it about?
On National Sorry Day, this program looks back at the 1967 referendum, which resulted in the removal of two sections of the constitution which discriminated against Aboriginal people. In the referendum, over 90% of voters agreed that Aboriginal people be counted in the census and that the Commonwealth government take charge of Aboriginal affairs, effectively acknowledging Aboriginal people as citizens within their own country.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Coniston
10:10pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 1 June, 1:00pm)

M
Australia, 2012
Genre: Documentary, History
Language: English
Director: Francis Jupurrula Kelly, David Batty
Starring: Gregory J Fryer, Leslie McLaughlin
What’s it about?
In 1928, following the murder of a white dingo trapper, central Australia would witness the last known massacre of its Indigenous people. With over one hundred killed during a series of punitive expeditions, those who survived fled far and wide from the massacre sites. Denied a voice at the official inquiry and dislocated from their lands, the survivors passed down the story of this bloody episode to their children and grandchildren.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

 

TUESDAY 1 JUNE

Fair Game
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Wednesday 2 June, 1:00pm)

M, AD, CC
Australia, 2017
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Jeff Daniels
What’s it about?
When Heritier Lumumba’s club president, Eddie McGuire, made a racist on-air comment about Adam Goodes, Lumumba chose to speak out against his high-profile boss. Through exclusive access to Lumumba, his friends and family, AFL legends Mick Malthouse, former Collingwood Captain Nick Maxwell and sports journalists, Fair Game uncovers the personal and professional journey of a man who at the top of his game, dared to hold a mirror to a nation that didn’t like what it saw.

 

WEDNESDAY 2 JUNE

Source Code
8:35pm, SBS VICELAND

M
USA, 2011
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
Language: English
Director: Duncan Jones
Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Jeffrey Wright, Michelle Monaghan, Vera Farmiga
What’s it about?
When decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens (Gyllenhaal) wakes up in the body of an unknown man, he discovers he’s part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. In an assignment unlike any he’s ever known, he learns he’s part of a government experiment called the ‘Source Code,’ a program that enables him to cross over into another man’s identity in the last eight minutes of his life. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon).

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THURSDAY 3 JUNE

Tudawali
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 4 June, 12:25pm)

M
Australia, 1988
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Director: Steve Jodrell
Starring: Ernie Dingo, Jedda Cole, Peter Fisher
What’s it about?
Ernie Dingo delivers an outstanding portrayal of Robert Tudawali, the first Aboriginal film star, whose lead role in Jedda is iconic in Australian cinema. This film traces the life of Tudawali. 

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Mabo: Life Of An Island Man
10:15pm, NITV

PG, CC
Australia, 1997
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Trevor Graham
What’s it about?
On June 3rd 1992, six months after Eddie “Koiki” Mabo’s tragic death, the High Court upheld his claim that Murray Islanders held native title to land in the Torres Strait. The legal fiction that Australia was empty when first occupied by white people had been laid to rest. This documentary tells the private and public stories of a man so passionate about family and home that he fought an entire nation and its legal system.

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FRIDAY 4 JUNE

Marn Grook
11:30am, NITV

PG
Australia, 1996
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Steven McGregor
What’s it about?
Explores the history, achievements and struggles of Aboriginal sportsmen involved in our National game, ‘Aussie Rules’.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Balto
7:30pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 5 June, 10:00am)

G
USA, 1995
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family
Language: English
Director: Simon Wells
Voice Cast: Kevin Bacon, Bob Hoskins, Bridget Fonda, Jim Cummings, Phil Collins
What’s it about?
From executive producer Steven Spielberg comes this charming, heart-warming tale of a dog (voiced by Kevin Bacon) who travels 600 miles across the Alaskan wilderness to deliver medical supplies to dying children.

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Milpirri: Winds of Change
9:05pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 5 June, 11:25am)

PG, CC
Australia, 2014
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Stewart Carter
What’s it about?
The remote Warlpiri community of Lajamanu are preparing for Milpirri, an exciting cross-cultural event. Milpirri clouds bring rain from the collision of opposites, reminding us all that to find our way ‘back home’ we need to listen to ‘ngurra’ (home) – the country we share.

Message from Mungo
10:05pm, NITV (repeats Sunday 6 June, 10:35pm)

G
Australia, 2015
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Andrew Pike, Ann McGrath
What’s it about?
Lake Mungo is an ancient Pleistocene lake-bed in south-western New South Wales, and is one of the world’s richest archaeological sites. This documentary focuses on the interface over the last 40 years between the scientists on one hand, and, on the other, the Indigenous communities who identify with the land and with the human remains revealed at the site.

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SATURDAY 5 JUNE

Trash
12:00pm, SBS VICELAND

M
Brazil, Germany, UK, 2014
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Portuguese
Director: Stephen Daldry
Starring: Rickson Tevez, Eduardo Luis, Rooney Mara, Wagner Moura, Martin Sheen
What’s it about?
When two trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Tevez) and Gardo (Luis), realise that what they’ve found must be important. Directed by Stephen Daldry (Billy ElliottThe Hours).

NOTE: No catchup at SBS On Demand

Florence Foster Jenkins
10:30pm, SBS VICELAND

PG, AD, CC
USA, 2016
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: English
Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson
What’s it about?
The story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep, in an Oscar-nominated performance), a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice. Directed by Stephen Frears (The QueenMy Beautiful Laundrette), Jenkins is loosely based on Baroness Marguerite Dumont, who was the basis of the 2015 French film Marguerite.

Streaming after broadcast at SBS On Demand:

Land of Mine
12:40am, SBS VICELAND

MA15+
Germany, Denmark, 2015
Genre: Drama, History, War
Language: Danish, English, German
Director: Martin Zandvliet
Starring: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman
What’s it about?
In the days following the surrender of Germany in May 1945, a group of young German POWs was handed over to the Danish authorities and subsequently sent out to the West Coast, where they were ordered to remove more than two million mines that the Germans had placed in the sand along the coast. With their bare hands, crawling around in the sand, the boys were forced to perform the dangerous work under the leadership of the Danish sergeant, Carl Leopold Rasmussen (Møller).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

Babel
1:05am, SBS

MA15+, CC
USA, 2006
Genre: Drama
Language: English, Spanish, Japanese, Arabic
Director: Alejandro G. Iñárritu
Starring: Gael García Bernal, Rinko Kikuchi, Cate Blanchett, Brad Pitt, Adriana Barraza
What’s it about?
A rifle shot in the Moroccan desert sets in a motion a series of events that will have tragic consequences for the two young Moroccan gunmen, as well as a married American couple who are grieving on holiday, a Mexican nanny struggling to make ends meet and a rebellious, deaf Japanese girl. Nominated for seven 2007 Academy Awards including Best Picture, and winner of one for Best Original Score (Gustavo Santaolalla).

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SUNDAY 6 JUNE

Whitney
8:30pm, NITV

M, CC
UK, USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English
Director: Kevin Macdonald
Featuring: Whitney Houston, Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, Clive Davis, L.A. Reid, Kevin Costner
What’s it about?
Directed by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald (Touching the Void) and from two-time Academy Award-winning producer Simon Chinn, the film gives audiences an unprecedented and unique look into Whitney’s life. An unflinching and honest portrait of a rare talent told by those closest to her, showcasing exclusive audio and never-before-seen video archive from her time as a recording artist and performer.

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Vitamania: The Sense and Nonsense of Vitamins
10:10pm, SBS

G, CC
Australia, 2018
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Director: Sonya Pemberton
What’s it about?
Dr. Derek Muller takes us on an epic journey, a world-spanning investigation of vitamin science and history from molecules to marketing, from colds to chemotherapy. What he uncovers will confound opinions on all sides of the vitamin debate.

The Two Escobars

MA15+, CC
Colombia, 2010
Genre: Documentary, Crime
Language: Spanish
Director: Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist
What’s it about?
While rival drug cartels warred in the streets and the country’s murder rate climbed to highest in the world, the Colombian national soccer team set out to blaze a new image for their country. What followed was a mysteriously rapid rise to glory, as the team catapulted out of decades of obscurity to become one of the best teams in the world. Central to this success were two men named Escobar: Andrés, the captain and poster child of the National Team, and Pablo, the infamous drug baron who pioneered the phenomenon known in the underworld as ‘Narco-soccer’.

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