Six Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions by living with and as refugees for one month. To do so, they will trace, in reverse, the journeys that real refugees took to reach Australia. Along the route the participants will debate, argue and perhaps change some of their opinions. Not one will be untouched by their experience. EPISODE 1 Six ordinary Australians agree to challenge their preconceived notions about asylum seekers and refugees by living like refugees for 25 days. They move in with real refugees building a new life in Australia, before taking a perilous journey to unknown shores on a leaky boat. EPISODE 2 The group moves in with Burmese refugees in Malaysia and are confronted by the harsh realities of their daily struggle to survive. As they forge emotional bonds, the Australians are shocked to learn the Burmese are in constant fear of arrest. During a midnight immigration raid it becomes clear why. EPISODE 3 Continuing their reverse refugee journey, the group travels to Kenya and Jordan to live as refugees. In Kenya, they discover the daily struggle to survive in one of the worldGÇÖs biggest refugee camps, while in Jordan, they navigate life in its dire slums. Unexpectedly, the Australians are offered a chance to travel all the way to two of the worldGÇÖs most dangerous cities: Goma in the Congo and Baghdad, Iraq. Will they take on the challenge?
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