This episode we follow the stories of people who have crossed the ocean in search of a new home, a new beginning or adventure. These stories will takes us from Africa to Australia, to Chile and Afghanistan.
From Africa, Home
Erin Rosenberg moved from South Africa with her family in 2005. In this story she reflects on the challenges she faced establishing a new life in Melbourne and the love she has of her homeland South Africa.
Producer: Erin Rosenberg
Supervising Producer: Merran Winchester
Music Credits: Shosholoza by the Drakensberg Boys Choir, Arms of Steel by Freshlyground, Jump One by Romain B.
Anjali Vishwanathan met Ahmad-Ali-Jafari in Villawood Detention Centre when she went to speak with detainees about their experiences. They shared stories, food and laughter. Earlier this year Ahmad passed away in detention after suffering from a heart attack at the age of 22. This story is a personal reflection and tribute to Ahmad-Ali-Jafari.
Writer & Narrator: Anjali Vishwanathan
Producer’s: Zacha Rosen & Merran Winchester
Sound Design: Merran Winchester
Music Credits: Loop Four by Seaworthy, Laceration by Kai Engel, Afghan Music Melody by Afghanistan Culture 09, Dil (A meaningful poem especially for Muslims) broadcast by Kashmala Ch.
Zacha Rosen met Gabriel Salas to learn about his adventure crossing the Pacific Ocean on a balsa wood raft. As a Chilean National, Gabriel left his country looking for an adventure. What was originally going to be a road trip through South America turned into a history making voyage across the Ocean. However, when he arrived in Australia a new political regime had begun in Chile and he realised he couldn’t go home. He became one of the first Chilean refugees in Australia. And if it wasn’t enough to cross the Pacific Ocean once in a lifetime, he managed to do it twice.
Producer: Zacha Rosen
Music Credits: Jupiter The Blue by gillicuddy, Opening Doors by Jamie Evans, El barzón by Los Amparito, Spring Rain by Aaron Ximm, Skitzin by Shining Bird
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Production Manager: Carly-Ann Keneally
Executive Producer’s: Giordana Caputo & Belinda Lopez
Features Executive Producer: Merran Winchester