Living Black


Season 27 Episode 20 - Walk For Reconciliation

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This special episode from our archives is in tribute to the Reconciliation Movement. 20 years ago hundreds of thousands of Australians walked across bridges everywhere including the Sydney Harbour Bridge in solidarity for Reconciliation on the 28th May 2000. It was a dark time for Indigenous affairs under the Howard Govern...

Season 27 Episode 6 - Gil Hovav

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Journalist and Presenter Karla Grant sits down with world renowned Israeli celebrity chef, food critic and author Gil Hovav, to talk about his life, career and to compare language revival in Australia and Israel. Hovav shares the impacts of his great-grandfathers legacy on reviving modern day Hebrew language in this upcomi...

Season 27 Episode 4 - Carla McGrath

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Karla Grant speaks with GetUp! Director and former Press Council member Carla McGrath about her life, her career and to hear the inside story of her public removal as a member of the Australian Press Council. McGrath also explores what’s needed for constitutional reform in Australia, the challenges the 250th Anniversary of...

Season 27 Episode 3 - Archie Roach

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Archie Roach speaks in a special interview with Living Black’s Karla Grant after the release of his memoir and album of the same name ‘Tell Me Why’. Archie shares some of his life’s struggles and heartache. Archie also speaks to the hope that he has for Australia’s future and that there may be more music to come from the t...

Season 27 Episode 19 - Covid-19 Special

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No one can escape COVID-19. In Australia, NSW has the highest number of confirmed cases, with a retirement village in north-western Sydney the epi-centre of deaths. Inside this village, lives Elizabeth Visser, an Arrente lady in her seventies. She is Karla Grant’s mother. Karla explores how her mothers survival depends on ...

Season 27 Episode 2 - Wesley Enoch

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Journalist Karla Grant sits down with renowned playwright and Sydney Festival Creative Director Wesley Enoch to talk about his life, inspirations and his love of storytelling through the arts. Enoch also explores what the 250th anniversary of Captain Cook's landing in Australia means for our collective culture and discusse...

Season 2020 Episode 1 - Bryan Stevenson

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The rates of incarceration of black males in Australia and the United States are sobering reading. With 1 in 3 males likely to end up behind bars. Living Black’s Karla Grant travels to the city of Montgomery in the United States southern state of Alabama to speak with American lawyer and social justice campaigner Bryan Ste...
Episodes 2018

Season 26 Episode 13 - The Woman Of Cook - Cynthia Lui

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Living Black ventures to Yam Island, the home of Australia's first Torres Strait Islander MP, Cynthia Lui, to find out how a shy young girl from one of the country's most remote communities became a state political leader.

Season 26 Episode 11 - Hunter Page-Lochard

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At 25, Hunter Page-Lochard has already had a stellar career. Best known for his role Koen West in the science fiction drama ‘Cleverman’, Hunter has also starred in ‘Wentworth’ and has appeared in the films ‘The Sapphires’ and ‘Bran Nue Dae’. Karla Grant sits down to chat with Hunter about his life and career, how he gets h...

Season 26 Episode 8 - Canada's Missing Women

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In September 2016 the Canadian government launched an independent National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. Walkley Award winning SBS journalist Laura Murphy-Oates went to the small community of Sagkeeng First Nation, 120km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba to follow a family on a nine year search fo...