Indigenous comedy, HISTORY BITES BACK, offers a modern take on Australian history


Join Trisha Morton-Thomas, Steven Oliver and Elaine Crombie this NAIDOC week to find out what happens when the story falls.

Directed, written and presented by Trisha Morton-Thomas (Native Occupation, The Song Keepers, Full Control) next to Craig anderson (Black Comedy, Aboriginal Craft, Red Christmas) and featuring Steven Olivier (Dark Comedy, Faboriginal, Looky Looky, Here Comes Cooky) and Elaine crombie (Nowhere Boys, High End Wedding, Top of the Lake), The story picks up on the hair of the beast presents a modern take on history that dares to mock the establishment and challenge the status quo of this nation’s dominant historical narrative.

The cast come together on the hour-long special to quell negative and real social media comments and steer the conversation towards the historical context of the fortunes and plight of Indigenous Australians – of social security, citizenship and equal pay to nuclear and civilian bombs. Actions.

The story picks up on the hair of the beast is the antidote to the ‘typical’ documentary. It’s comedic, self-aware, and not afraid to rocket into taboo issues.

TVIN and the SBS The network marks NAIDOC week 2021 July 4-11 with a selection of curated programs, focusing on this year’s theme – Heal Country. All Australians are invited to celebrate NAIDOC 2021 through the dedicated weeklong program.

History Bites Back will premiere on NITV and SBS VICELAND at 8:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 11.


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