Long-lost loved ones lock eyes

Look Me In The Eye, SBS, Wed­nes­day, Septem­ber 6 at 8.30pm

Maroochy Weekly - - LIFE -

MORE than three mil­lion Aus­tralians are es­tranged from their loved ones. Look Me In the Eye, a new re­al­ity se­ries, takes a rad­i­cal ap­proach to rec­on­cil­i­a­tion.

The so­cial ex­per­i­ment ex­plores what hap­pens when two es­tranged peo­ple come face-to-face, to use only eye con­tact to ex­press them­selves.

One is the per­son seek­ing to re­con­nect with some­one they have be­come es­tranged from; the other is the per­son they want to re­con­nect with. Sit­ting face-to-face, they look each other in the eye for at least five min­utes, with­out speak­ing.

The two in­di­vid­u­als are then given time alone in sep­a­rate rooms where they de­lib­er­ate on whether they want to re­con­nect with the other per­son – or choose to leave with­out see­ing them again.

Ray Martin (pic­tured) hosts.

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