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Refugee Slum in Malaysia [electronic resource]: Refugee Camp in Kenya

Special Broadcasting Service (Australia)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
In Malaysia - a common stop on the dangerous path to a new life in Australia - 100,000 people live in illegal refugee slums. In the second episode of Go Back to Where You Came From, our six participants spend several days living with 50 Burmese refugees in a small, one-bathroom apartment. In addition, the group goes on a border patrol in an effort to hunt down human smugglers and participates in a large-scale midnight raid on a construction site to capture illegal immigrants who live and work there. The show concludes with three of the group pressing on to northern Kenya, where they register as refugees at a huge UN-managed camp called simply Kakuma: "Nowhere.
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Run Time
55 min.
7 & up
Contains harsh language
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 15, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Refugee Camp in Kenya
Go Back to Where You Came From (Season 1)
Go Back to Where You Came From
Series Statement
Go Back to Where You Came From ; Season 1
  • Living the Refugee Experience (2:59)
  • Trepidation about Unfamiliar Culture (2:00)
  • Malaysia as Refugee Stop (1:39)
  • Crowded Flat (2:54)
  • Refugee Children (1:34)
  • Unhygienic Conditions (1:39)
  • Daily Life of Refugees in Malaysia (1:48)
  • Strenuous Work (2:51)
  • Refugees' School (3:23)
  • Paid in Food (2:04)
  • Getting to Know Refugees (3:02)
  • Malaysian Border Patrol (2:49)
  • Preparing for Immigration Raid (2:25)
  • Immigration Raid (2:08)
  • Feelings on Immigration Raid (2:04)
  • Hiding from Immigration Raid (1:31)
  • Immigrant Roundup (2:17)
  • Plight of Detained Refugees (1:02)
  • Feelings Toward Immigrants (2:53)
  • Kenya and Jordan (0:58)
  • Dangerous Terrain (1:33)
  • Journey to Refugee Camp (1:27)
  • Moving In to Refugee Camp (2:12)
  • Life at Refugee Camp (2:24)
  • Pit Toilets (2:00)
  • Additional Resources & Credits: Refugee Slum in Malaysia / Refugee Camp in Kenya: Go Back to Where You Came From (Season 1) (1:02)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
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  • 52689s Films Media Group
  • 52691 Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (55 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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  • Access in Virgo Classic
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