You are invited to hear Nick Folkes speak about his involvement in episode three of ‘Living with the Enemy,’ on the topic of immigration, which recently screened on SBS TV. Each episode of the six part series covered a controversial issue. The third episode on Immigration was probably the most emotional and explosive of all the episodes in the whole series.
Nick Folkes, Chairman of Party for Freedom and Abe Nouk, a Sudanese refugee lived together for 10 days in a cross-cultural experience. The first 5 days were spent in Nick’s world in Sydney, then the following 5 days were spent in Abe’s world in Melbourne. Both Nick and Abe explored each other’s world, creating confrontational television in the process.
We all long to belong! Sharing a common identity and set of values with the people we live amongst meets our deep need for unity and being accepted as we are.
For mixed race people whose origins come from disparate cultures and races, this sense of belonging, if unfulfilled, can become a powerful yearning that endlessly aches in their hearts.
Written by Graham Williamson