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GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM six Australians explore the real lives and historical struggles of refugees. Following in their footsteps they trace, in reverse, the journey that refugees take to reach Australia. In the first episode they are immersed in the everyday lives of settled refugees in contemporary Australia; in the second episode they explore the experiences of boat people and internally displaced persons in East Timor; and in the final episode they join refugees in the vast Kakuma camp in Kenya.

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Director
Ivan O’Mahoney
Writers
Michael Cordell
Producer
Rick McPhee
Executive Producers
Michael Cordell  Nick Murray
Cast
No cast details
Production Completion
2011
Genre
History and national identity
Production Company
Cordell Jigsaw Productions Pty Ltd
International Sales
SBS International

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SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL?

Many options for format rights to Australian shows have been sold abroad in the past five years, but that’s been the end of the road for the majority. Where production has occurred, very few have gone to a second series in the same territory, and generally that has to happen for there to be any chance of real upside.

04 Nov 2015
By Sandy George

SELLING FORMATS: HOT AIR OR HOLY GRAIL? - PART 5: MATT CAMPBELL ON GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM

Go Back To Where You Came From has been remade in Denmark, The Netherlands, Austria and Switzerland. And it's been optioned in a dozen other territories too.

05 Sep 2015
By Sandy George