Australia, 1984

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This film has been made to provoke discussion of issues about racial prejudice. It tells the story of Ibrahim, a twelve-year-old Lebanese boy, who comes to Melbourne from war-torn Beirut. He goes straight into a post-primary school knowing no English and haunted by the horrors he has seen. Cast includes Sherif Abada. Based on a story by Jane Watson. Suitable for upper primary and secondary levels.

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Ivan Gaal

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Material Production Curriculum Branch Education Dept of Victoria



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Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)






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