36525 Days

Three questions I recently posed to a classroom of teenagers in a Belgique High School;

1. What is the 'one thing' that Australians would know about Belgium if they just relied on watching TV News in the last year or so?"
"Bombs going off = unsafe place to be"

2. "If I just relied on what you saw on the TV and read in the papers, would cycling across Europe to Turkey and back be a rational thing to do?"
"Turkey!!! Are you crazy?!"

3. "I am a poor and homeless Wasp* from a country (two actually, United Kingdom & Australia) where the media seem hell-dent in demonising all Muslims as terrorists. What sort of reception would I receive in Turkey, given that I need to rely on other peoples' generosity to meet the three basic needs of survival - heat, food, & shelter?"

I hope that I have provided find the answer to that third question in this film...

*White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.

  • Michael Whitty
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    36 minutes 52 seconds
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    July 30, 2016
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    19 GBP
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    Bulgaria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Slovakia, United Kingdom
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Director Biography

Age: 51

Address: None

Veteran: Yes - Royal Australian Air Force 1981 - 1990

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