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Australia: The Lucky Country
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Documentary series with international stories. Predecessor to FRONTLINE, executive producer David Fanning. Five seasons from 1978-1981. "WORLD has presented a series of international documentaries. One of our concerns has been to show the world as others see it, and we are committed to the idea that we should include those who normally don't have a chance to have their voices heard." -- quote from opening to Blacks Britannica (1978) Series release date: 1978

Program Description

Refugees in Thailand, left landless and homeless by the misfortunes of war, look with hope to a new home in Australia. Australia is a country of immigrants - a vast land the size of the continental US with a population less than the state of New York. Program examines Australia's frontier self-image and examines the effect of the influx of Asian immigrants.



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Global Affairs
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