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SBS-Australia to be part of Reconciliation Film Club

NITV, SBS and Reconciliation Australia have proudly partnered to launch the Reconciliation Film Club, an online platform that supports organisations in hosting screenings of a curated selection of Indigenous documentaries from Australia’s leading Indigenous filmmakers.

As part of their Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), organisations are encouraged to host a screening to bring staff together to develop a deeper understanding of Indigenous people’s perspectives and histories, ignite conversation and spark change.

The initiative launches with NITV commissioned films, Erica Glynn’s In My Own Words, Trisha Morton-Thomas’ ‘Occupation: Native’, Tyson Mowarin’s ‘Connection to Country’ (part of NITV’s You Are Here landmark documentary series) and Steven McGregor’s ‘Servant or Slave’.

NITV Channel Manager, Tanya Orman said, “These compelling NITV documentary films were not created to be watched just once, but were commissioned as resource tools which address issues on cultural heritage, national identity, justice and equality.”

The Reconciliation Film Club website hosts downloadable screening kits, discussion guides, feature articles and ideas to support a successful event. More documentaries will be continually added, including Warwick Thornton’s ‘We Don’t Need a Map’ to join early next year after its cinema release. (C+T Mag)