To mark the anniversary of the Australian Government’s Apology to Australia’s First Nations Peoples and the Stolen Generations – FOXTEL’s Bio channel will premiere the second part of the award-winning local production WHO WE ARE, highlighting inspiring stories of Indigenous sports men and women.
The one-hour locally produced documentary special, WHO WE ARE IN SPORT, will premiere on Bio, Monday, February 13 at 8.30pm.
Through the lens of some of the world’s greatest sporting achievers including Anthony Mundine, Mark Ella, Phil Krakouer, Nova Peris, Kyah Simon and Des Abbott,WHO WE ARE IN SPORT is a close-up look at some of the best known Indigenous Australian role models.
Along with their struggles, sacrifices and legacies, they also reveal to us their dreams for the future of their sports, and their hopes for Indigenous Australians in all walks of life.
The first series of WHO WE ARE, aired across 25 of FOXTEL’s mainstream channels in 2010, and went on to win a host of awards including 10 Awards at the New York Festivals 2011 World’s Best Television & Films, including a coveted Grand Award.
The series also won the 2011 ASTRA Award for Most Outstanding Documentary. As Australia’s biggest subscription television broadcaster, invited into more than 1.66 million homes and with around 6 million viewers tuning in each week, FOXTEL has a powerful platform from which to contribute to reconciliation.
WHO WE ARE IN SPORT marks the second production in a three-part creative strategy and complements FOXTEL’s other activities, which include: Broadcasting National Indigenous Television (NITV) nationally since 2007Providing indigenous traineeships and career opportunitiesFounding the Media Reconciliation Industry Network Group (RING) FOXTEL is also a major sponsor of The Dreaming Festival, Australia’s International Indigenous Festival.