Miss­ing Pieces

The Weekend Australian - Review - - Television -

Sun­day, 8pm, Bio Grab the tis­sues, here comes an­other tear­jerker in­volv­ing long-lost rel­a­tives who are re­united with fam­ily. In this New Zealand pro­duc­tion, Kim searches for her fa­ther, whom she hasn’t seen for 22 years, and at their fa­ther’s fu­neral Jo and Michelle dis­cover they have a brother who was adopted out. The search be­gins. Such pro­grams should re­visit th­ese peo­ple a year or so later to see whether it might have been bet­ter to leave well alone. why it’s taken me so long to come here.’’ In this hour he hops be­tween Jewish and Mus­lim fam­i­lies, shar­ing meals and sto­ries of their hopes and fears. He meets a young cou­ple — he’s Jewish, she’s Pales­tinian — who run an or­ganic cafe, a Pales­tinian who writes cook­books and in­tro­duces him to roast wa­ter­melon, and a Jewish cafe owner whose daugh­ter was killed by a Ha­mas rocket. All speak of their long­ing for peace.

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