CRONULLA RIOTS: THE DAY THAT SHOCKED THE NATION
DIGITAL MEDIA PROJECT AND 1 HOUR DOCUMENTARY | 2014 | PRODUCED FOR SBS
This online documentary explores the simmering tension between groups of Australians and Lebanese that led to the explosive riots at Sydney’s Cronulla beach one hot day in December 2005. Fuelled by sensational media reports, the riots and retaliation that followed, unleashed a series of confused ideas about patriotism and belonging.
The story of the Cronulla Riots will be told through a series of predominantly Lebanese testimonials from those who participated, observed or were affected by the events that unfolded over 10 days.
These are the intimate stories of roughly 20 individuals, many of whom have new and often counter-intuitive things to say.
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