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For a sear­ing look at race and po­lice vi­o­lence in Amer­ica, check out 2013’s Fruit­vale Sta­tion (Satur­day, 8.30pm, SBS Vice­land). This de­but fea­ture from di­rec­tor Ryan Coogler, co-pro­duced by For­est Whi­taker, won the grand jury prize at the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val. It is based on the true story of 22-year-old Os­car Grant, who was shot in the back by po­lice on a train plat­form on New Year’s Day 2009. He later died of his wounds. Michael B. Jor­dan stars; he of course went on to play Ado­nis, son of Apollo, in the very suc­cess­ful 2015 Rocky movie Creed. The film which marked peak Sacha Baron Co­hen, in this writer’s opin­ion, was Bo­rat: Cul­tural Learn­ings of Amer­ica for Make Ben­e­fit Glo­ri­ous Na­tion of Kaza­khstan (Satur­day, 8.30pm, SBS) in 2006. Shock­ing in parts, sweetly sad in oth­ers, this mock­u­men­tary is about a Kazakh jour­nal­ist who just loves Bay­watch. The joke, of course, is on the ev­ery­day Amer­i­cans who also fea­ture, who re­ally don’t know what to make of him. Also screen­ing this week: Amer­i­can Sniper (Tues­day, 9pm, GO!), the ex­cel­lent Clint East­wood film from 2014 star­ring Bradley Cooper as the leg­endary Iraq War Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, and Si­enna Miller as his wife.

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