Twenty thousand Sudanese refugees have recently arrived in Australia. Some have arrived after years, even decades, in refugee camps, and as the community has grown, so has the discrimination and racism.
20 Aug 2014 - 11:20 AM  UPDATED 17 Sep 2014 - 8:30 PM

When Abraham arrived in Australia he knew two words in English, ‘yes’ and ‘no’, and he consistently confused the two of them.  He is now the Slam Poet Champion of Victoria and recently came third in the national titles.  He is also about to have his second book published and perform at the Glastonbury festival.  However, he still can’t get a job, is subjected to daily racism and won’t travel on the train after dark. 

Nick is the founder of a fledgling political party who says allowing Africans like Abraham into Australia is asking for trouble.  He believes they can’t assimilate, are a welfare drain on the economy and have nothing to contribute to a society built on Anglo-Celtic foundations. This is one of the most explosive and moving episodes in the series.

8.30pm Wednesday, 17 September on SBS ONE
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