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You Are Here

17 July 2017

Starts Sunday 23 July at 8.30pm pm NITV.

NITV invites Australians to find their bearings with You Are Here, a series of powerful documentaries exploring the place of Indigenous people in Australia today.

We Don’t Need a Map
Warwick Thornton explores Australia’s complex relationship to the Southern Cross. Sunday 23 July at 8.30pm on NITV and SBS.
In My Own Words
Erica Glynn follows the journey of Aboriginal students and their teachers as they learn to read and write for the first time. Sunday 30 July at 8.30pm on NITV
Connection to Country
Connection to Country follows the Indigenous people of the Western Australian Pilbara’s battle to preserve Australia's 40,000-year-old cultural heritage from the ravages of a booming mining industry. Sunday 6 August at 8.30pm on NITV.
Occupation Native
Filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas dishes up a fresh look at our colonial past. . Sunday 13 August at 8.30pm on NITV.

Presented by Miranda Tapsell, You Are Here explores the place of Indigenous people in Australia today.  Included in the series are Warwick Thornton’s We Don’t Need a Map, Erica Glynn’s In My Own Words, Tyson Mowarin’s Connection to Country and Trisha Morton-Thomas’ Occupation Native, which all capture moments in time that have the power to shape our history. From national issues, to personal battles and triumphs, each story inspires a sense of place and allows viewers to discover new perspectives on the Australian spirit through Indigenous storytelling. 

Commissioned under NITV and Screen Australia’s Moment in Historyinitiative, with funding support from Screen West,Screen NSW and Screen Territory, these documentaries will inform discussion and inspire change, reminding audiences why these topics matter to all Australians. 

NITV Channel Manager Tanya Orman said: “At the core of NITV is Indigenous storytelling and investment in creative excellence. You Are Here encapsulates the reason NITV exists, to create stories by, for and about Indigenous Australians, and through us these stories are for all Australians.”

Head of Screen Australia’s Indigenous Department, Penny Smallacombe said: “The Moment in History initiative has brought together Australia’s leading Indigenous filmmakers who have created an ambitious series of landmark documentaries. Several of these outstanding films were showcased at Sydney Film Festival receiving an overwhelmingly positive response and we’re thrilled that audiences from around the country can now view the whole series on NITV and SBS.”