Once Upon A Time In Punch­bowl

Isis Town and Country - - Television -

Thurs­day, SBS One, 8.30pm

SBS takes a brief break from the World Cup to deliver this four-part doc­u­men­tary se­ries about Le­banese-Aus­tralians and their ad­just­ment to life in Aus­tralia. The story be­gins tonight in the 1970s. Des­per­ate to es­cape war, build a bet­ter life for them­selves and en­sure a bet­ter fu­ture for their fam­i­lies, Le­banese mi­grants flooded to Aus­tralia. But it wasn’t easy, with their cul­tural dif­fer­ences – many were also Mus­lim – mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to ad­just and find ac­cep­tance in their new coun­try. In­ter­views with com­mu­nity lead­ers, po­lice and fam­i­lies, in­clud­ing the fam­ily of Ne­mat Khaboutli (above), re­veal the story of a proud com­mu­nity that has en­dured much dif­fi­culty.

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