Tonight, NITV will premiere The Whole Table, a three-part special featuring some of the best Indigenous creatives in the arts industry, including Miranda Tapsell and Taika Waititi.
Presented in partnership with the Sydney Theatre Company, The Whole Table is an intimate discussion exploring Indigenous issues faced in the arts, here and around the world.
The series is hosted by actor Shari Sebbens, who you will know from The Sapphires, Top End Wedding, and Redfern Now. Regular panelists include playwright Wesley Enoch, writer and actor Nakkiah Lui, and director Rhoda Roberts.
Each episode will also feature different guests as they debate and better understand Indigenous affairs in areas like music, comedy, and drama.
In the very first episode, Academy Award winner Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit, What We Do In The Shadows) and celebrated actor Miranda Tapsell (The Sapphires, Top End Wedding) will feature as very, very cool guest panelists.
The Whole Table premieres tonight (January 20) 8.30pm on NITV.
A special television event in partnership with @SydneyTheatreCo
And yes. That is the legendary @TaikaWaititi
— NITV (@NITV) January 18, 2021
SBS and NITV have organised a huge amount of content ahead of and on January 26.
On Monday, January 25, NITV will host 24 hours of reflection and healing on the Day of Mourning.
The night will mark the return of NITV’s flagship current affairs program The Point for 2021. Host Rachael Hocking is set to lead a conversation with a panel of Indigenous and multicultural guests about the true history of Australia and its future.
The Point: Vigil Special, live from Barangaroo, Gadigal Country, will begin from 8.30pm on NITV.
From 10.30pm, Slow TV will run into the night, featuring a bird’s eye view of some of Australia’s most stunning landscapes.
On Tuesday, January 26, SBS and Channel 10 will simultaneously broadcast NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony – an opportunity for viewers to watch, listen, and understand Australia’s history, present, and future.
The ceremony will be broadcast live from Minjerribah, North Stradbroke Island, and will be hosted by NITV’s John Paul Janke, alongside Channel 10 presenter Narelda Jacobs.
The morning will include a number of guests, including the Traditional Owners of Minjerribah and musical performances from Electric Fields and Troy Cassar-Daley.
The broadcast will begin on NITV, SBS, and Channel 10 from 6am. You can also watch it live on SBS On Demand.