6:30pm – Sunday, August 26 on ABC1
How African dads in Australia are coping with the challenges of a life in a new land where age-old cultural expectations may no longer apply…
Many African men have survived war, persecution, even torture to get here only to find they’ve lost their identity, position and role as head of the family.
Instead, they are confounded by a jumble of language and cultural differences in a society where their children have their own freedoms and rights, and wives might hold the purse-strings and power within the family.
As Father’s Day approaches Compass looks at how African men are making the transition to ‘Australian dad’ through several compelling father and son stories.