Meyne Wyatt made headlines back in June when he delivered a powerful monologue on racism in Australia on ABC’s Q+A , from his play City of Gold.
Now, the proud Wongutha-Yamatji actor, writer and artist will present a special Black Lives Matter collection on SBS World Movies airing nightly at 9:30pm from Sunday, November 1.
The curation will feature films and documentaries from Australia and around the world and will shine a light on important Indigenous and Black stories.
In a statement, Wyatt said that the collection “holds up a mirror to the world”, asking the question: “Do you like what you see?”
“These stories are so important. I hope the questions you ask afterwards and the questions you ask each other offer the glimmer of hope and change that is so desperately needed,” he said.
The Black Lives Matter special collection will air from 9.30pm from Sunday, November 1 on SBS World Movies.
Below is a list of highlights being showcased throughout the two-week duration.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
Based on James Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House — a stirring, personal account of the lives and deaths of his friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.
Do The Right Thing (1989)
On the hottest day of the year, on a street in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, hate and bigotry smoulders and builds until it explodes into violence. Directed by Spike Lee.
In New York City’s Harlem in 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate 16-year-old (Gabourey Sidibe) is invited to enrol in an alternative school in the hope that her life can head in a new direction.
12 Years A Slave (2013)
Based on the true story of one man’s fight for freedom. Solomon Northup, a free Black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Directed by Steve McQueen and stars Lupita Nyong’o.
A chronicle of Martin Luther King’s campaign to secure equal voting rights via an epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965.
Sweet Country (2017)
Set in 1929 in the outback of the Northern Territory, this is the story of a young boy called Philomac, who witnesses Sam, an Aboriginal stockman, kill station owner Harry Marsh in self-defence.
Sitting In Limbo (2020)
Based on a shocking story from the Windrush Scandal. After 50 years in the UK, Anthony Bryan is wrongfully detained by the Home Office and threatened with deportation.
A young Nigerian boy is sent to be raised by a white British family in the hopes of securing a better future and instead becomes the feared leader of a white skinhead gang.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
Based on a true story, three Aboriginal girls escape after being taken from their family as part of the ‘White Australia’ policy and set off on a treacherous journey to find their way home.