source: The Guardian
published: 15 November 2016
Two topical new dramas exploring the refugee and asylum-seeker experience in Australia and new documentaries putting racism and poverty under the spotlight headline SBS’s TV offering for 2017.
After facing some criticism for drifting away from its multicultural charter, the channel’s new schedule appears to put a renewed focus on providing diverse and unique content viewers won’t find on commercial channels.
Along with a second series of the controversial documentary Struggle Street, a new program hosted by Ray Martin, I’m Not Racist, But…, will use hidden cameras to reveal the worst of Australian attitudes towards those of non-Anglo background.
Former SBS newsreader Indira Naidoo is returning to the network as host of a local version of BBC format Filthy Rich and Homeless, which takes a wealthy family and puts it on the street to experience homelessness.