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Home > Screenings > SBS International > Go Back To Where You Came From

Director: Ivan O’Mahoney

Producer: Rick McPhee

Executive Producer: Michael Cordell and Nick Murray

Genres: Entertainment, Factual

Demographics: 18-30, 30-50, Female, Male

People: Ivan O’Mahoney, Michael Cordell, Nick Murray, Rick McPhee

Shows: Go Back To Where You Came From

Companies: SBS International

4 x 52 mins

Six ordinary people agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers by embarking on a confronting 25 day journey. Tracing in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia, they travel to some of the most dangerous and desperate corners of the world, with no idea what is in store for them along the way.

Deprived of their wallets, phones and passports, they board a leaky refugee boat, are rescued mid ocean, experience immigration raids in Malaysia, live in Kenyan refugee camps and visit slums in Jordan before ultimately making it to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Iraq, protected by UN Peacekeepers and the US military. For some of it’s their first time abroad. For all of them, it’s an epic journey and the most challenging experience of their lives.