A first impression can kill a job interview, delight a first date or… let’s face it, be the product of racism.
This week, stories of assumptions that range from an awkward misunderstanding, to a world in the violent throws of political division.
‘I’m Sorry’ by Joseph Aklilu
Whether this story feels alien, or painfully familiar, will say a lot about your experiences of Australia. All the scenarios depicted in this piece are based on real events in Melbourne and covered by the media.
Music: ‘Wanna remind you’ by Dizzy Wright
Credits: Luisa Cavelieri , Maddy Macfarlane , Tom Hirini , Josh Travaraus
‘Idiosyncratic marks’ by Alice Moldovan
Charlottesville, Virginia, August 2017. A group of neo-Nazis rallying by firelight is terrifying to see on your Facebook feed. But we’re probably fine in Australia, right? They’re just a bunch of outcast idiots on the other side of the world.
But Alice Moldovan can’t stop shaking, and she’s not the only one. This story is about when assumptions are made about a whole people, and the ripple effects across the world.
Supervising producer: Selena Shannon
All The Best credits:
Executive Producer: Selena Shannon
Host: Samantha Groth
Episode Compiler: Tegan Nicholls
Vic State Coordinator: Bec Fary
SYN production manager: Beth Gibson
Community Coordinator: Chloe Gillespie
Social Media: Louisa Thurn
Image by Alice Chipkin
Songs in this episode were ‘What it’s all about’ and ‘Skull Sized King’ by Richard In Your Mind, ‘See In You’ by The Album Leaf, ‘Circles’ by Oliver Tank, ‘It Was Whatever’ by Shlohmo, ‘The Last Time’ by Oliver Tank
‘Dark Red’ by Synapsis, ‘Love Again’ by Ta-ku feat. JMSN and Sango