I stumbled upon a very interesting show from Australia called, “Go Back to Where You Came From“. It’s a 3-part show based on an experiment where a group of people with varying social, racial, and political viewpoints are sent to places that currently shelter refugees (legal or not). The volunteers are made to live like and with the refugees to get a better sense of what’s it’s like to be in the shoes of a person who has been forced to flee from their country due to war, in this case.
Personally, I think that refugees should be welcomed into privileged countries, but I do understand the argument that too many refugees could lead to economic and social issues for the country that opens its borders with loving arms. Sure, it’s a tough call, but I feel that every human being has a right to a safe home and if more people were understanding and accepting of refugees, maybe more suffering families could be pulled from their war-torn countries and comforted by a caring nation, even just temporarily. Wishful thinking? Maybe, but this is a powerful show that could be an eye-opener for many and I’m sure there are others like it. Check it out :D
It also got me thinking about the zombie apocalypse. What if only one country is affected? Will other nations accept non-infected refugees from that country or will the risk be too great to save the innocent, healthy citizens? What do you think?
Enjoy Scene 17 – “Behind the Books”!
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