The Shine-produced series sees people living 24/7 with those whose lifestyles and beliefs directly contradict their own, structured as five days in one world, then five days in the other.
The series explores same sex marriage, immigration, detention centres, hunting and animal rights, decriminalisation of marijuana and Islam.
“Living with the Enemy confronts major issues by bringing together a provocative clash of beliefs, ideologies and personalities that will have audiences shouting at the television”, Tony Iffland, SBS Director of Television, said.
“It’s a series that reflects the passion and drama SBS programs are renowned for, by provoking intense public debate on topics that impact all Australians.“
The episodes include:
An engaged gay couple lives with an Anglican minister opposed to same sex marriage.
A devout Muslim couple lives with an Aussie ‘patriot’.
A Sudanese former refugee lives with an ultra-nationalist.
A former ‘boat person’ lives with a woman who wants him deported.
A conservative woman lives with an old school hippy who has smoked his own weight in marijuana.
A gun-obsessed hunter lives with a vegan animal liberationist.
Episode 1 – Same Sex Marriage
Recent studies show up top 72% (Crosby Textor poll) of Australians support marriage equality – but it remains illegal in Australia.
Gregory and Michael are gay activists and passionate atheists who are engaged to be married.
David is a conservative Anglican minister and father of three who believes gay people should not be married.
They’ll spend a rollercoaster ten days immersed in each other’s worlds, knocking heads and challenging each other’s beliefs.
There will be fights, tantrums, heated debates and some unexpected twists, revealing much about the diverse individuals that make up Australia and the often fragile society we live in.
Whose side are you on? And will you think the same by the end of the episode?
8.30pm Wednesday, September 3 on SBS ONE.