SBS and Shine Australia have partnered with Relationships Australia and Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia to support migrant Australian families by releasing a booklet draws on the experiences of The Cardamones, who star in the upcoming observational series the family.
The Cardamones were filmed by 35 remote controlled cameras in their home for 100 days for SBS.
The booklet looks at what it means to be a second generation migrant family in Australia, how this can affect relationships and challenges relating to cultural background and heritage. It will be distributed through Relationship Australia’s and FECCA’s networks, libraries and at www.sbs.com.au.
SBS Managing Director Michael Ebeid said: “For more than 35 years SBS has been supporting Australia’s culturally and linguistically diverse communities and this resource, coupled with our new documentary series the family, is a modern interpretation of our original purpose. We are proud to be driving this initiative with our partners.”
Shine Managing Director Matt Campbell said: “The collaboration between SBS and Shine on the family has delivered far more than a fantastic TV series. We are very proud of this production and believe it will create much discussion within Australian families for its candid, warts and all approach, tackling the issues of every day family life.”
the family premieres next Thursday at 8:30pm on SBS ONE.