Australians stunned by Stevie broadcast

Kartemquin's 2002 documentary Stevie aired on Australian television for the first time this weekend, drawing a strong response from viewers. The devastating story of filmmaker Steve James' relationship with troubled Stevie Fielding, the IDFA award-winning film is among our most provocative and compelling works, as the social media reactions of the ABC2 viewers showed.

We've shared some of the best responses below. If you would like to know more about Stevie, the film is available on DVD. Australian viewers can also watch the film on iView.