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Original Airdate: October 4, 1995 (Australia) Genre: Drama Filming locations: Australia
1×06 – “But What If The Wind Changes” – Aired: November 1995
1×07 – “The Cracks And Squares Part 1” – Aired: November 1995
1×08 – “The Cracks And Squares Part 2” – Aired: November 1995
To the outside, Baringa appears bleak and remote: a converted army barracks in a dusty, isolated region of Australia, miles from the sea. It is hardly the place you would pick to start a new life, but for its inhabitants, it’s where their dreams begin (and sometimes crumble). Cate Blanchett guest stars in this touching series set within a fictional migrant camp in post-war Australia. Bordertown is a moving (and often comic) look at the lives, hopes and memories of one transient group of dreamers.
The rough Australian landscape and lack of luxuries cannot deter the temporary inhabitants of Baringa. They flock there from Italy, the Netherlands, England and beyond to gain a foothold on a new existence. Among their number are craftsmen, tormented lovers, rigid military types and drifters with a criminal past. Their languages and goals may differ, but this diverse population is united in their hopes of a fresh start, a break that will finally change their luck.
In the engrossing tales of love, death, money and life among these starry-eyed immigrants, you too will experience the magic and mystery of Bordertown.
Trivia & Facts
• In episode six, Bianca (an albino) has white eyelashes when we first meet her getting off the bus. Later on in the episode her lashes go back to brown.
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett is warning of a ‘race against time’ to protect Rohingya refugees from the impact of the upcoming monsoon season in Bangladesh. Increased rainfall, potential cyclones and adverse weather conditions are threatening to put hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees at serious risk in the coming months.
Check the link below for more info and how to donate:
Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Role: Bernadette Fox Status: In cinemas || Available in Blu-ray and DVD from November 26 Release: August 16, 2019 (USA)
Plot: After her anxiety-ridden mother disappears, 15-year-old Bee does everything she can to track her down, discovering her troubled past in the process
Role: Cornelia Rau Status: Filming in Adelaide Release: To be released in 6 episodes in 2020 on ABC (Australia)
Plot: The series centres on four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert. When their lives intersect they are pushed to the brink of sanity, yet unlikely and profound emotional connections are made amongst the group.
Plot: Set in a fictional European town in 1780, is a dark and magical short film inspired by the classic story of Hansel & Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, but it offers a different perspective on the tale
Role: Thirteen roles Release: Available in VOD and in DVD Installation (complete): The Israel Museum (Jerusalem, Israel) January 16 – November 2, 2019 || Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA) June 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Plot: A collage of artists’ manifestos, ultimately questioning the role of the artist in society today