First Contact

December 2016
52:07

Season 2 Episode 3

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In this final episode of First Contact season two, the group finds themselves at the West Kimberley Regional Prison to experience what life is like in an Aboriginal prison. As night falls, they have a decision to make. A cell is available. Who in the group will take up the offering of joining the 10,000 Indigenous people locked up every night in Australia? In the morning, the group heads due east to the tiny town of Coen in far north Queensland, one of four communities to be part of a radical w...
November 2016
53:53

Season 2 Episode 2

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Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply entrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season, over three big nights. In this episode, the group heads due south towards the tiny town of Elliott, half way between Darwin and Alice Springs, and a place that has been called the 'forgotten town'. They meet local 'SK' who currently lives in a four-bedroom ...
51:00

Season 2 Episode 1

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Ray Martin takes a group of six well-known Australians with diverse, deeply intrenched preconceptions and opinions about our nation's Indigenous people on a journey into Aboriginal Australia when First Contact returns for a brand new season over three big nights. The participants are singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia, ex-One Nation politician David Oldfield, TV personality Ian 'Dicko' Dickson, comedian Tom Ballard, former Miss Universe Australia Renae Ayris, and actress Nicki Wendt. In this f...
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S1 Ep3

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After almost three weeks immersed into Aboriginal Australia, the group is about to face their most confronting experience yet. They are taken to Roebourne Regional Prison to discover what life is like on the inside. Coming face to face with Aboriginal prisoners splits the group in two. Ray Martin arrives at the prison and the final leg of the journey begins. The destination is Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley – a town once ravaged by the horrors of alcohol, domestic violence and suicide. But t...

Concludes tonight - promo

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Concludes tonight - promo of First Contact was broadcast by SBS ONE on Wednesday 19 November 2014 at 13:00.
53:54

S1 Ep2

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The group arrives on Elcho Island where around 2,500 Aboriginal people live in some of the most deprived conditions in the western world. The six are shocked but in amongst the helplessness, there’s hope. Next in Alice Springs, Ray Martin directs the travellers to join a night patrol service which helps the drunk and vulnerable. It’s not long before tempers flare. Emotions are then pushed to the limit as the group meet women struggling with addiction and share their own life traumas. For one of...

Concludes tomorrow - promo

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Concludes tomorrow - promo of First Contact was broadcast by SBS ONE on Tuesday 18 November 2014 at 21:30.
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S1 Ep1

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The six participants are brought to the heart of Aboriginal Australia - Uluru. Waiting for the group is award winning journalist, Ray Martin. Ray reveals to the group that they will spend the next 24 hours hosted by Aboriginal families in a place where more Indigenous people live than just about anywhere else in Australia – Sydney. The outspoken Aussies have their views challenged on everything from welfare to Aboriginal identity. (An SBS production) (Class tba)

Insight - promo

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Insight - promo of First Contact was broadcast by SBS ONE on Sunday 16 November 2014 at 21:30.

Promo

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First Contact is a landmark documentary series that will shine a light on this deep divide by taking a group of six non-Indigenous people, from different walks of life and with strong and varied opinions, and immersing them into Aboriginal Australia for the first time. Premieres 8.30pm Tuesday 18 November SBS ONE & NITV. Continues Wednesday 19 November and Thursday 20th November 8.30pm. Repeat 9.30pm Tuesday 18 November, Wednesday 19 November & Thursday 20 November on SBS 2.
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