Thursday, September 4, 2008

Family Footsteps, Austrailian TV series

As reported in the Sydney Morning Herald, the History Channel's The Ties That Bind was a program offering that took Australians to the countries of their family origin. More recently, the BBC's Who Do You Think You Are aired here in its British and local incarnations, both equally compelling. The documentary series, Family Footsteps, the article says, is a "simpler, rougher-hewn exploration of identity in which the subjects undertake a similar journey of self-discovery." In the recently aired September 3 program, Perth's Andrew Paul visited Uganda, a country his family fled in 1971.

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