It is a reminder to me, to consider the actual issues of escaping from torture and trauma in their country of birth to get to the camps in another country, and then to wait for years and years in those camps to get asylum. Alot of these illegal refugees are queue jumping to save themselves and their families from these situations. Very quickly they make up new names and new excuses to justify their beliefs like queue jumper. We live, we learn, we adjust. These bleeding heart type shows will not help the issue, the public need to understand the seriousness of illegal immigration. Not at all, it is just people feel they can control the cow situation, they can make a difference.
The amount of maritime safety laws that would be breached would have landed them with some hefty lawsuits. Even though after Raquel showed some change, the composer edited some of those scenes out in order to make the responders feel the jarring discovery that Raquel made. You really believe that diseases only travel by boat via asylum seekers and not by aircraft via tourists? The Masudi family from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo and a group of immigrants from Iraq who share a modest flat, welcome the participants into their homes and openly answer questions about why they are now living in Australia and how they got here. Raye Colbey Raye Colbey lives near a detention center in Adelaide hills. Perhaps you think this way because it doesn't fit your narrow views. Dunno bout the rest though. Please remember that current Australian culture is only 200 years old.
And people have an issue with Sri Lankans coming by boat to get away from this???????????????? They should have dumped them in a refuge camp no papers no passport only the cloaths on their back and a personal camcorder and told them 'find your own way home' Why have the 'heart string pulling' background music and irritating 'amazing race' game show host? Cart before the horse there though Ghostwalker. When I first arrived we had health bills that took ten years to pay off. An example is the toilet that is just a hole in the dirty ground. If anything it could do the opposite. Yes, I thought it was a good start to the three part series.
Finally, camera angles and shots were used cleverly to draw the viewer into the journey of the six Australians and the lives of the refugees. He uses photo montages and video montages mostly to show this. Yeah, I dont agree with you on that point. Did anyone really believe that the shows producers would put the on an un-seaworthy boat in Australia? This has effectively helped us to understand why refugees are so desperate to come and live in a country like our own. Also, I don't know why Glenny is on there. Humans have the same reaction. The issues being portrayed are very real ones.
I find it amusing that people are talking of the shows bias: I mean, what do people really think that the refugees go though on the way here?? We'll see how it plays out as I do hold a little cynicism but I believe this was made with best intentions. Understanding what drives the asylum seekers out of their homes to try and find safety seemed to be a real eye opener for the six. We should give Raquel a little credit for participating in the social experiment. I know all about it as I live in Northern Australia. Reckon there's some cue music there? Your struly, fellow member of Creepy Panda squad Like. Well after watching the show, all I can think is — what a completely biased piece of claptrap.
By using close up camera shots, the producers and camera people give us a clear view of her emotions and sad facial expressions. I think there should be more programs that give refugees a voice. . I hope that it will change enough hearts and minds to make some positive change. I may have missed that- the discussion between Roderick and the questioner went for nearly 10 mins and Roderick was spontaneously applauded too. Sounds a bit daft really. My sister just came into my room in tears during the scene where they were rounding up workers in Malaysia.
People are people and culture is a huge part of life, cannot dismiss anyones culture as not important and call them racist for wanting to maintain it. Raye also had problems with birth. I am sure she, and others, have been coached, stage-managed and they have rehearsed. And how does that give him a Permanent Residency visa? Believe it or not some people care for the welfare of others not because it makes them feel good or it purges the guilt from within, but simply because it's the right thing to do. The debate about refugees is interesting. There go those alarm bells again.
At the start of the series, all the participants are interviewed about their current thoughts on refugees. Will be interesting the next 2 eps, see things we don't really see or hear about. Much has changed in the three years since got the nation talking back in 2012. Further, if people like Raquel and Raye — both whom had extreme views and weren't going to budge — ultimately transformed because of the human tragedy they witnessed, doesn't that show the dire situation of these people? It happens all the time necessarily. When we arrived in Kenya one of the participants hadn't seen people with black skin before. ?! So, if this translator from Iraq was never given that fair opportunity of immunity from the U.
They conveniently edited out the questioner asking for his opinion on Liberal policy!! If you are an asylum seeker you are not illegal. These facts and figures give the viewers a truthful and realistic picture of the situation. Maybe if I lived in White City, I'd be afraid. So media have an important role to play but by making it a lessor issue, not by ramping it up for ratings succes. Just finished watching this and I was just so put off by the dramatic music I didn't really have any opinion either way but this damned music trying to make me 'feel' something just pissed me off so much I didn't feel anything at all except anger at the attempted manipulation of the audience. It's so easy for us to sit back and consider that it's all hyped up, and that this show is utter nonsense.