The next three nights SBS is showing one of the most important programs for the year. The three part documentary, Go Back To Where You Came From hopes to dispel the preconceived myths that exist in the Australian community about refugees by sending six ordinary Australians on a confronting 25 day journey to trace the steps that refugees take when they make the decision to leave their home land for the safety of Australia.
The participants will know what it is like to travel in a leaky boat through treacherous, pirate infested waters, spend time in a refugee camp in Kenya or a slum in Jordan. Of course this is just a taste of what refugees go through.
Hopefully the participants will realise that refugees don’t just leave their homes to become economically better off, as no one would go through such a perilous journey with no guarantee of being safe just for monetary reasons. Still, I think that the people who will be viewing the documentary won’t be the real target audience for this show, as that would be the morons who read Andrew Bolt’s blog and listen to Alan Jones, people who don’t watch SBS. I can guarantee that Bolt will have at least one blog post labelling this propaganda, even though he won’t be watching the program and will have to rely on his ever faithful
sycophants readers to tell him about it.
Go Back To Where You Came From airs on SBS on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights at 8.30pm. More information can be found at the SBS website.