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Living Black returns for record 24th season on NITV

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Karla Grant

Karla Grant

Australia’s Longest Running Indigenous Current Affairs Program, Living Black returns to NITV and SBS for its 24th season

The six-part series returns on Wednesdays 9.00pm on NITV from 22 February and on Thursday 3:00pm on SBS from 23 February (it will also be repeated on Monday 5:00pm on SBS ONE from 27 February)

Living Black’s 24th season follows its documentary style of storytelling through compelling human stories, taking a comprehensive look into some of the most important issues affecting indigenous Australians.

Karla Grant and a team of Indigenous journalists, including Ella Archibald-BingeKris Flanders, Nancia Guivarra and Ryan Liddle, will report from some of the most remote areas of Australia, giving a voice to a range of perspectives and untold stories.

Host for Living Black, Karla Grant said: “In true Living Black style, we will explore the human aspect of the people’s stories and lives, and investigate a range of issues such as incarceration, health, cultural maintenance and sport. We get rare access to the Alice Springs Correctional Centre to hear the stories of inmates working towards getting their lives back on track, we visit Palm Island where a mobile eye clinic is changing the lives of locals, we go bush in Central Australia where young men are reconnecting with their culture, we meet the inspirational Terri Janke and look at one woman’s fight against the medical system.”

The first episode of the new series, ‘A Vision for Palm’, takes an in-depth look into eye health on Palm Island. Across Australia, First Nations people are up to 10 times more likely to go blind, often from preventable causes. In Queensland, that's starting to change, thanks to a mobile eye clinic that's bringing first-class ophthalmology services to some of the most remote corners of the state. Living Black investigates how the service is changing lives in the isolated community of Palm Island.