ABC will air new ground-breaking new series about racism

"The School That Tried to End Racism" hosted by Marc Fennell is a Screentime Australia production, distributed by Banijay Right.

17 AUG 2021

"The School That Tried to End Racism"

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ABC will premiere "The School That Tried to End Racism", a three-part series produced by Screentime Australia and distributed by Banijay Right, ​on Tuesday 21 September on ABC TV and ABC iview.

Based on the UK Bafta award-winning series, "The School That Tried to End Racism" is hosted by popular media personality and Walkley award-winning journalist, Marc Fennell and explores a ground-breaking pilot program designed to provide school children with the tools to identify racial bias and make positive change.

For over three weeks the students go through a series of entertaining and eye-opening activities in and out of class that challenges everything they thought they knew about race. Each activity is designed to get them thinking about stereotyping, prejudice and racism. During the program, the students learn the personal impact of racism and how it affects not only themselves but also their classmates.

Beyond the classroom the students meet Comedian Nazeem Hussain, Writer and ABC Sports Reporter Tony Armstrong, Olympian Bendere Oboya, Editor and Founder of Ascension Sasha Sarago, Associate Professor Anna Clark, and Uncle Michael Welsh and Uncle Richard Campbell, who share their experiences and knowledge to assist the students with their understanding of racism.

"The School That Tried To End Racism" is a major production investment from the ABC in association with Screen Australia, financed with support from Screen NSW. 

Screentime Executive Producers are Deborah Spinocchia and Johnny Lowry. Series Director: John Karabelas. ABC Commissioning Editor: Julie Hanna. ABC Managing Editor Factual: Richard Huddleston. ABC Head of Factual and Culture: Jennifer Collins.