In My Country



Season 1, Ep. 1

In our first episode, we meet Alyas Taqawi.  Alyas was born in Afghanistan and arrived in Australia on a boat in 2010. In his episode, Alyas examines his experiences with identity, religion, and luck: what brought him to the decision to board a boat to Australia, how did it all unfold, and what has he learned from it all? 


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