Recommended viewing – Sabour heads to Arnhem Land to spend two weeks in a small town called Yirrkala (Trigger Warning)

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TONIGHT ON abc2  9:30pm Wednesday, May 29 2013

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/abc2/201305/programs/DO1133V005D2013-05-29T212958.htm

Head First

Synopsis

From sex tapes to Aussies in Syria, Sabour Bradley dives head first into the hidden worlds of everyday Australians.

Synopsis

Sabour Bradley dives head first into the secret world of everyday Australians.

From sex tapes to Aussies in Syria and so much more, Head First is a series about everyday Australians living extraordinary lives in hidden worlds.

Sabour heads to Arnhem Land to spend two weeks in a small town called Yirrkala living completely under the rules of the Intervention.
On his first night a suicide attempt by a young future leader shocks him to his core. Sabour starts asking around and finds out that this is a common thing amongst boys in the community. One grandmother puts it simply, “There are very few families in Yirrkala who haven’t been touched by the death of a young man by suicide.”

When another boy threatens suicide a night later, Sabour realises there is something going on in this community that goes much deeper than the Intervention. Over the next two weeks he sets out to unravel what that is by immersing himself in the lives of the young men.

What’s amazing for Sabour though is that it’s the young men who start coming to him wanting to tell their story. It starts to make sense when one of the women from the community tells him, “The boys harm themselves because they want someone to notice them so that for once they’re not invisible.”

Living in a tent on a beach in the middle of it all with a camera, Sabour provides an outlet for the young men to be heard in a way they’ve never been heard before.

 

Info also at:

https://www.facebook.com/ABC2?rf=103153153058738

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/programs/headfirst.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/tv/documentaries/

http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2013/05/sabour-dives-head-first-into-abc2-ratings.html

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