My Australia by Ami Drozd

Story of a young boy, who in 1960’s Poland together with his brother and friends participates in young Jews harassment. A rich aunt living in Australia ignites his imagination with stories of boxing kangaroos visible on the received postcards. One day, he sets out on a journey to Australia with his mother and brother to never return.

To his great surprise, it appears that neither does his aunt live in Australia, nor is he Polish and the ship lands in the new country of Israel.

The tale flows nicely through the internal struggle of both boys and how they attempt at adapting in the new environment. A captivating tale told from a different perspective than many other films on the topic.

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