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TV Movie Guide: 8 – 14 November | MovieNews

THIS WEEK’S HIGHLIGHTS ON SBS WORLD MOVIES

  • Closed Captions (CC) available for Belsen: Our Story, Vote Yes For Aborigines, Gangs of New York, Inside Man, USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter, chappaquiddick, Marshall and Page One: Inside the New York Times
  • Audio Description (AD) available for Big Name, No Blanket, Gangs of New York, Inside Man, She Shears, Marshall, The Color of Justice

MONDAY 8 NOVEMBER

Living with Giants
9:00pm, NITV (repeats Tuesday 9 November, 12:00pm)

M
Canadian, 2016
Genre: Documentary
language: Inuktitut, English
Director: Aude Leroux-Levesque, Sébastien Rist
What’s it about?
Delves into the imaginative world of Paulusie Kasudluak, a young Inuk facing responsibilities as he transitions into adulthood. The film portrays his thoughts about him, his dreams about him, and his beliefs about him, and allows for an intimate immersion into his life about him.

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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 9

Stockman’s Strategy
1:00 p.m., NITV

PG
Australia, 1984
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
What’s it about?
Constructed as a series of vignettes of station life, the film focuses particularly on the relationship between Sunny Bancroft, the station manager, and a 16-year-old trainee, Shane Gordon. The episodes are linked by Sunny’s reflections on learning the hard way from experience, and from the lessons taught him by his father.

Belsen: Our Story
2:00 p.m., SBS

M, DC
UK, 2020
Genre: Documentary
language: Spanish, German
Director: Tom Stubberfield
Starring: Kate Fleetwood
What’s it about?
Survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp eloquently and movingly tell of their experiences of deportation, family destruction, and their own survival, together with the history of its place in the Nazi death camp system and its liberation by the British army in April 1945.

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WEDNESDAY 10 NOVEMBER

Vote Yes for Aborigines
12:00 p.m., NITV

G, CC
Australia, 2007
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
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.

Big Name No Blanket
1:00 p.m., NITV

M, AD
Australia, 2013
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Steve McGregor
What’s it about?
George Rrurrambu, legendary frontman of the Warumpi Band, made an extraordinary contribution to contemporary Indigenous music and awakened the Australian consciousness of a third world in its own back yard. This documentary tells his story about him; filled with interviews, clips and music, as we follow George from his island home to his premature demise of him.

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Gangs of New York
9:30 p.m., SBS VICELAND

MA15+, AD, CC
USA, 2002
Genre: drama, crime
language: Español
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Broadbent, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz
What’s it about?
As waves of immigrants swell the population of 1860s New York, lawlessness and corruption thrive in Manhattan’s Five Points section. After years of incarceration, young Irish immigrant Amsterdam Vallon (DiCaprio) returns, seeking revenge against the rival gang leader who killed his father, William Cutting aka ‘Bill the Butcher’ (Day-Lewis, in an Oscar-nominated performance). The first collaboration between DiCaprio and Scorsese, who would together go on to make The Aviator, The Departed and The Wolf of Wall Street.

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THURSDAY 11 NOVEMBER

Inside Man
8:30pm, NITV (repeats Friday 12 November, 12:00pm)

MA15+, AD, DC
USA, 2006
Genre: crime, thriller
language: English, Albanian
Director: Spike Lee
Starring: Denzel Washington, Clive Owen, Jodie Foster, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Willem Dafoe
What’s it about?
When an armed, masked gang enter a Manhattan bank, lock the doors and take hostages, the detective (Washington) assigned to effect their release enters negotiations preoccupied with corruption charges he is facing. A nail-biting heist thriller from legendary director Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, BlackKklansman).

NOTE: No catch-up at SBS On Demand

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12

USS Indianapolis: The Final Chapter
4:00 p.m., SBS

PG, DC
UK, 2019
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Kirk Wolfinger
What’s it about?
This scientific detective story details the discovery of the USS Indianapolis wreck site three and a half miles below the Philippine Sea. The ship’s sinking in the final days of Second World War was the largest loss of life in US Naval history, and the harrowing survival story of 316 sailors drifting in failing life preservers is legendary.

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white-lion
7:30pm (repeats Saturday 13 November, 10:00am)

PG
South Africa, 2010
Genre: drama family
language: Spanish, Italian
Director: michael swan
Starring: Jamie Bartlett, John Kani, Thabo Malema, AJ Van der Merwe, Brendan Grealy
What’s it about?
According to the legend of the Shangaan, white lions are the messengers of the gods, but it has been years since one has been seen in their remote African valley. When a white lion is miraculously born into that valley, a young Shangaan named Gisani finds himself destined to protect this rare and magnificent creature at all costs. This young lion, whom will be known as Letsatsi, is cast from his pride of him and forced to embark upon a perilous journey of survival.

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Blitz Spirit with Lucy Worsley
8:30 p.m., SBS

PG
UK, 2021
Genre: Documentary, History
language: Español
Director: Emma Frank
What’s it about?
Lucy Worsley explores the lives of six real people who lived, worked and volunteered during the Blitz. Using the same style as Lucy’s film about the Suffragettes, the film shows their remarkable resilience, as well as the terrible suffering they endured, shining a light on the role of the front-line workers and volunteers at the heart of it all.

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She Shears
9:20pm, NITV (repeats Saturday 13 November, 11:40am)

PG, AD
New Zealand, 2018
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: jack nicol
What’s it about?
In the grueling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women’s section. Women and men compete together. This documentary is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job.

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SATURDAY 13 NOVEMBER

Burn Motherf***** Burn!
8:30 p.m., NITV

M
USA, 2017
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Sasha Jenkins
What’s it about?
This provocative documentary looks at the 1992 Los Angeles riots, exploring the roots of civil unrest in California and the relationship between African Americans and LAPD.

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Maliglutit (The Searchers)
10:15 p.m., NITV

M
Canadian, 2016
Genre: Action, Drama, History
language: Inuktitut
Director: Zacharias Kunuk
Starring: Benjamin Kunuk, Joey Sarpinak, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu
What’s it about?
Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner) returns with this Arctic epic inspired by the classic John Ford western The Searchersabout a vengeful husband who sets off in pursuit of the violent men who kidnapped his wife and destroyed his home.

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chappaquiddick
11:10 p.m., SBS

M, DC
USA, 2018
Genre: Drama, History
language: Español
Director: John Curran
Starring: Jason Clarke, Kate Mara, Ed Helms, Bruce Dern, Taylor Nichols
What’s it about?
A piercing reexamination of the true events surrounding the most difficult seven days of Senator Ted Kennedy’s (Clarke) career when he drove off a bridge, ending the life of his passenger Mary Jo Kopechne (Mara), a promising political strategist who had worked on his brother Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign the year prior. From John Curran, director of tracks and praise.

Marshall
1:05 a.m., SBS

PG, AD, CC
USA, 2017
Genre: Drama
language: Español
Director: Reginald Hudling
Starring: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson, Sterling K. Brown, James Cromwell
What’s it about?
In the year 1941, a nearly bankrupt NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) sends its only lawyer, thirty-two year old Thurgood Marshall (Boseman), to conservative Connecticut to defend a black chauffeur (Brown) against charges of rape and attempted murder brought by his wealthy socialite employer (Hudson). In need of a high profile victory, but muzzled by the trial court, Marshall is joined by Samuel Friedman (Gad), a young Jewish lawyer who has never before tried a criminal case. Based on a true story.

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Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times
3:15 a.m., SBS

M, DC
USA, 2011
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: andrew rossi
Featuring: Bill Keller, Brian Stelter, Bruce Headlam, David Carr, Carl Bernstein
What’s it about?
During the most tumultuous time for media in generations, filmmaker Andrew Rossi gains unprecedented access to the newsroom at The New York Times. For a year, he follows journalists on the paper’s Media Desk, a department created to cover the transformation of the media industry. Through this prism, a complex view emerges of a media landscape fraught with both peril and opportunity, especially at the Times itself.

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SUNDAY 14 NOVEMBER

Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre
8:30 p.m., SBS

M
USA, 2021
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Stanley NelsonMarco Williams
What’s it about?
This documentary commemorates the 100th anniversary of the horrific Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, one of the worst acts of racial violence in American history, and calls attention to the previously ignored but necessary repair of a town once devastated.

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The Color Of Justice
9:40 p.m., NITV

M, AD
USA, 2018
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Marjolaine Grappé
What’s it about?
In July 2014, Eric Garner, a Black American, died on the street after being violently arrested by a NYC police officer. Five months later, a grand jury declined to indict the police officer.

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Ranger to Ranger
10:40 p.m., NITV

PG
Australia, 2019
Genre: Documentary
language: Español
Director: Rhys Graham
What’s it about?
Follow the epic journey of nine Indigenous Australian Rangers, along with acclaimed Indigenous musician Dan Sultan, as they travel to Kenya, Africa, to share knowledge, culture and music with a tribe of Maasai Community Rangers. Through the lens of award-winning filmmaker Rhys Graham, this film tells the often-untold story of the sacrifices and strength that bind together the international Ranger family.

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