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Title Destination Australia: A Family Divided - Ep 1 of 4 / Director: Hyde, Sophie
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2010
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Description 1 streaming video file (51 min. 49 sec.) ; 313279930 bytes
Summary Every year, the Australian Government issues 6,000 visas to refugees from war torn lands. Since the Second World War, 675,000 refugees have been accepted by Australia and a million Australians today are descended from these arrivals.Destination Australia explores what it is like to be a refugee, to leave your country of birth, family and friends, usually under duress, and make a new home in Australia.A Family Divided Narrated by Deborah MailmanOlivia Mensah is larger than life with a heart and wisdom to match. This mother of seven, former broadcast journalist and political prisoner, immigrated to Tasmania three and a half years ago after several years in a refugee camp in Ghana. Olivia now struggles to juggle her desire for a more substantial career with the immediate need to earn money in order to feed, clothe and house her family. But what will it take for Olivia to feel settled? During the war, her involvement with the media cost her family dearly - her baby daughter and grandmother were murdered; her husband, brother and sister disappeared and have never been found; her mother was brutally beaten and Olivia herself was tortured for 11 months as a political prisoner before being sentenced to death. And she has to live with the knowledge that her family is still fractured - three more brothers and their families are still trapped as refugees in Ghana, unable to return to Sierra Leone and unable to find residency anywhere else. When the opportunity arises for Olivia to accompany a container load of much needed supplies to her old refugee camp in Ghana, she jumps at the opportunity. The campaign that ensues is chaotic, frustrating, but very entertaining. (Commissioned by SBS in English) (Documentary Series) (Part 1 of 4) G CC WS
Event Broadcast 2010-06-21 at 15:30:00
Notes Classification: G
Subject Concentration camps.
Political refugees -- Psychology.
Refugees -- Family relationships.
Refugees -- Legal status, laws, etc.
Women refugees -- Social conditions.
Form Streaming video
Author Hyde, Sophie, director
Mailman, Deborah, cast