Go Back To Where You Came From
SBS TV, second season; hosted by David Corlett, featuring Angry Anderson, Catherine Deveny, Michael Smith, Imogen Bailey, Allan Asher and Peter Reith;
Screened in 2012; available online or on DVD, $29.99.
The premise of SBS’s Go Back To Where You Came From sounds simple enough: to take six (in this, its second season, reasonably well-known) Australians out of their comfort zones and trace the paths to Australia of refugees in order to expose the harrowing and sometimes deadly journeys taken in search of perceived safety and opportunity. Taking such an approach may appear to be trivialising an issue fraught with problems, but it does the job by appealing to our survival instincts and asking, ‘what would you do in my situation?’