Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl

July 2014

Ep4

4.0 277 x
Ep4 of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was broadcast by SBS ONE on Thursday 10 July 2014 at 11:30.

Ep4: Arabic Subtitles

1.5 330 x
In the days following the Cronulla Beach riots in December 2005, many young Lebanese Australians are outraged at what they perceive as an attack by wider Australia on their Australian identity, their culture and religion. When rumours spread of reprisals against the Lakemba Mosque thousands gather to protect the building, among them many people of non-Arabic or Muslim background. Lebanese Australian community leaders work closely with the NSW Government and Police to crack down on the violence....

Ep3

2.5 153 x
Ep3 of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was broadcast by SBS ONE on Thursday 3 July 2014 at 11:30.

Ep3: Arabic Subtitles

3.0 121 x
After 9/11 the War on Terror makes many in the Lebanese Australian community feel their loyalty is being unfairly questioned. Zaky Mallah is a Punchbowl teenager recovering from the early death of his parents. Searching for answers in Islam he looks for meaning in jihad. As the Howard Government introduces new anti-terrorist laws, Zaky becomes the first Australian in history to be charged under the new counter-terrorist laws. Elsewhere in Sydney, for decades two worlds have shared Cronulla Beac...
June 2014

Ep2

3.0 294 x
Ep2 of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was broadcast by SBS ONE on Thursday 26 June 2014 at 11:30.

Ep2: Arabic subtitles

3.0 108 x
By the late 1990s the Lebanese Australian community is being terrorised by a violent criminal minority enforcing the drug racket with extreme violence and handguns. On the streets young teenagers aspire to the glamour of gangster rap, many working as runners and dealers for the drug gangs. Part of a slightly older generation George Basha and the El Kheir brothers Sal and Sam know the young runners are on a path leading to jail or death. In 1998 14-year-old Korean schoolboy Edward Lee is stabbed...

Ep1

3.0 400 x
Ep1 of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was broadcast by SBS ONE on Thursday 19 June 2014 at 11:30.

Ep1 with Arabic Subtitles

3.0 111 x
Tells the inside story of the challenges the Lebanese Australian community has faced in Australia and how they have fought to overcome them. This landmark documentary series hears from community leaders, police, families and individuals, as they combine to tell the compelling and dramatic story of a proud and resilient community, under intense pressure and scrutiny. The story begins in the 1970s when large numbers of Lebanese migrants flooded into Australia. Many were Muslim, most were traumati...
December 2013

Coming Soon - CRONULLA

3.0 78 x
Coming Soon - CRONULLA of Once Upon a Time in Punchbowl was broadcast by SBS ONE on Monday 16 December 2013 at 8:30.

Coming Soon - GEORGE

3.0 33 x
This is the untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia. This is a community that has been besieged by events beyond their control. But they have emerged stronger than ever with a resilience and strength that will carry them into the future.
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