Go Back To Where You Came From – Live


In SBS’s most ambitious television event to date, Go Back To Where You Came From Live will take the pulse of the evolving global refugee crisis in real-time.

Duration: 12 x 60 min

Premiere:
Australia – 2018

Key Credits:
Producers – NICK MURRAY & MICHAEL CORDELL

A group of Australians embark on a journey to some of the most dangerous places on earth. In SBS’s most ambitious television event to date, Go Back To Where You Came From Live will take the pulse of the evolving global refugee crisis in real time.

Over three nights Australian audiences followed events live from conflict hotspots and frontlines across multiple continents, witnessed the complexity of mass human migration and its ripple effects in 2018. Journalist Ray Martin and SBS World News’ Janice Petersen were stationed in the ‘Nerve Centre’ in the studio in Sydney, as the stories unfolded through a mix of documentary elements and live crosses to participants on-the-ground.

The participants, each with pre-conceived ideas about refugees, glimpsed the reality of life in disputed territories, at border crossings and inside refugee camps. They will got a first-hand experience of the global refugee crisis beyond the headlines, protests and policies, and opinions from all sides of the debate were challenged.

The participants who undertook this journey were a mix of high profile and everyday Australians, each with strong views on how Australia responds to the refugee crisis. They included comedian, radio and TV personality, Meshel Laurie; ex-AFL player and breakfast radio host, Spida Everitt; Gretel Killeen, writer, performer and media personality; politician Jacqui Lambie; immigration lawyer Marina; a former prison youth worker and anti-refugee provocateur; Steve, Gareth, 29, a theatre student from Bathurst and Dannii, 24, a young conservative from Townsville.