CONTENT WARNING: This article mentions domestic violence.

One of the most important and necessary documentaries will be airing tonight, and you better believe we’re going to be tuning in. See What You Made Me Do, a domestic violence doco based on the award-winning book of the same name, is going to kick off tonight on SBS, and it’s looking to be an intense one.

To mark Domestic & Family Violence Awareness Month, which started in May, investigative journo Jess Hill will be presenting her documentary that explores the issue of domestic violence within the country. The doco promises to explore the effects that domestic violence has on victims, with each episode exploring very real and very dangerous instances of violence in the home.

In talking about the crisis of domestic violence in our country, we will be introduced to survivors, families of victims, experts and even perpetrators. Basically, it’s going to be a very powerful watch, and we are so ready for it.

“Millions of Australians have been subjected to domestic abuse and coercive control. The time to confront it is now,” says Hill.

The premiere ep promises to tell the story of Bianca Unwin, 23, whose sister Katie Haley was killed by her partner Shane Robertson after he beat her with a dumbbell bar when she was trying to leave the relationship.

Bianca will be talking about the importance of noticing red flags, such as being constantly surveilled by your partner via social media. This is what happened to her sister Katie, and is a way that her partner subtly controlled and manipulated her.

According to Bianca, Shane would get mad whenever Katie didn’t post enough of him on her socials, and would force Katie to call him before and after work due to fears she was cheating on him.

The ep is going to be a poignant look at how simple things such as manipulation and distrust can eventually lead to domestic violence and murder, despite nobody expecting it.

You can watch the trailer below, and prep yourself for the first episode that’s coming our way tonight.

You can catch the three-part documentary See What You Made Me Do tonight on SBS, NITV and SBS On Demand.

Help is available.

If you require immediate assistance, please call 000.

If you’d like to speak to someone about domestic violence, please call the 1800 

Respect hotline on 1800 737 732 or chat online. 

Under 25? You can reach Kids Helpline at 1800 55 1800 or chat online.

Image: SBS