Once Upon A Time In Punchbowl takes a look at the story the Lebanese Australian community has faced in the country and how they have fought to overcome them. Add to my shows

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Episode 4 01x04
After the Cronulla Beach riots in December 2005, lots of Lebanese Australians were left outraged at what they perceive as an attack by wider Australia on their Australian identity, their culture and religion. After rumours spread of reprisals against the Lakemba Mosque thousands met up to protect the building.
Episode 3 01x03
Following the 9/11 the War on Terror many in the Lebanese Australian community feel their loyalty being questioned.
Episode 2 01x02
By the turn of the century the Lebanese Australian community is being terrorised by a criminal minority who are enforcing a drug racket with extreme by using violence and guns.
Episode 1 01x01
The story starts in the 1970s as large numbers of Lebanese migrants moved to Australia. Many were Muslim and a lot were traumatised by civil war and everyone was desperate to build a better future.

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