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 Presents episodes 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.
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 brutality and the acclaimed documentary I Am Not Your Negro.