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The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012



The Centralian advocate Tue 24 Jan 2012


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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs


v. 65 no. 69

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14 Centralian Advocate, Tuesday, January 24, 2012 P U B : C A D V D A T E : 2 4 -J A N -2 0 1 2 P A G E : 1 4 C O L O R : C M Y K Television Week Your handy 7 day lift-out CHIPMUNKS 3 (G) TUEWED 9:30, 11.30 THUSUN 9.50, 12.05 MON 11.50 A FEW BEST MEN (MA) THUMON 2:20, 4:30, 6:30, 8:50 HUGO (PG) TUEWED 11.40, 2.00. 6.40 THUSUN 9.50, 1.50. 6.30 MON 1.50, 6.30 THE MUPPETS (G) TUEWED 9.50, 12.00, 2.10 THUSUN 10.00, 12.10 4.20 MON 12.00, 2.20 GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (MA) TUEWED 3.00, 6.00, 8.55 THUMON 3.30, 8.20 4 3 3 0 0 2 /1 2 SHERLOCK HOLMES (M) TUEWED 1.40, 4.10, 8.40 THUSUN 11.30, 1.55, 8.30 MON 11.50, 8.30 THE DESCENDANTS (M) TUEWED 4.30, 8.55 THUMON 4.10, 6.30 8.50 DARKEST HOUR (M) TUEMON 4.30, 6.30 THUMON 1.45, 4.40 JOURNEY 2 (PG) TUEWED 11.15, 1.10, 6.40 THUSUN 10.00, 12.00, 6.25 MON 12.00, 1.35, 6.25 TINTIN 2 (PG) TUEWED 9.40 FINAL DAYS WAR HORSE 2 (G) TUEWED 8.30 FINAL DAYS HAPPY FEET 2 (G) TUEWED 9.30 FINAL DAYS www. alice now. com.au Alices Number 1 Website! CHECK IT OUT Love and racial disharmony IN a western suburb of Sydney, a 25-year-old Lebanese Australian walks free after two years in prison, determined to go straight. John Morkos (George Basha), mother (Doris Younane) and grandmother welcome his return to the family home where he adopts the role of head of the household. But his 17-year-old brother Charlie (Firass Dirani), is not pleased to see him and ignores his ex-con brothers seemingly hypocrit ical advice. In the thrall of gang leader Zeus (Ali Haidar), Charlies life oscillates between schoolyard punch-ups and the criminal antics of the gang. John meets local girl Sydney (Clare Bowen) and they fall in love. Wes (Tony Ryan), the Aboriginal owner of a boxing gym, employs John as a cleaner. But when he discovers Johns natural boxing talent he encourages him to go a few rounds with the gyms con tender. John demolishes him. Sydneys parents racial preconceptions of John push their relationship to the limit, and after a brutal row the lovers part. Charlies continuing descent into crime places his whole family in harms way, forcing John to risk his new life to right his younger brothers wrongs. n See The Combination on ABC1, Thursday at 9.35pm. Hills comedy show shines ADAM Hills is back, live on stage at Melbournes Athenaeum Theatre with an all-new hour of world-class stand-up comedy. In 2010 Adam Hills celebrated his 21st year of comedy and his 40th birthday in front of his fans with a special performance of his critically acclaimed show, Inflatable. The show is a raucous, poignant and ultimately uplifting show that received five-star reviews from Melbourne to Edinburgh, and played to sell-out audiences across the UK, including a oneoff performance at the Regents Park Open Air Theatre in London. Accompanied by AUSLAN sign interpreter Leanne Beer, Adam waffles on about the intricacies of sign language, the politeness of the Dutch, prostate awareness, what it feels like to have an old man rant, and the joy of seeing the Paralympics live. Of course, no Adam Hills show is complete without including members of the audience, so youll also see Debra performing Happy Birthday to Adam in sign language. Let Adam Hills inflate you with this riotous live show. Joyous. Uplifting. n See it on ABC1, Thursday at 8.30pm. A scene from the disturbing documentary, The man who jumped Act of despair shocked world Then suddenly, andwithout warning, he jumped AUSTRALIA Day 2002 and violence erupted in South Australias Woomera asylum seekers detention centre. More than 200 of the detainees were on hunger strike, some men, women and children had sewn their lips together. The atmosphere was explosive. At the height of the protests, a young Afghan man, Mazhar Ali, climbed on to the perimeter fence and stood with one arm in the air above coils of razor wire. Then suddenly, and without warning, he jumped. Captured by television news cameras, this dramatic act shocked the nation and made headlines around the world. Ten years on from that day, The Man Who Jumped revisits this story and asks who this man was, why he jumped, and what happened to him. The search for answers uncovers not just the tragic tale of a desperate man, but also questions what lies beneath Australias treatment of asylum seekers. Since 1992, Australia has had a policy of mandatory detention of asylum seekers and in 2002, Mazhar Alis story came to symbolise the trauma and damage this treatment can create for those in detention. Featuring interviews with a range of refugee and immigration experts, journalists, former detention centre workers and detainees now living free in Australia, The Man Who Jumped reflects on the significance of this event in 2002, and considers how things have changed in Australia 10 years on, if at all. n See it on SBS1 at 9pm tonight.