Writer Charles Bowden discusses the grim migrations from ravaged nations such as Afghanistan to 'First World' economies such as Australia. The Australian government built internment camps in the outback to warehouse men, women, and children trying to reach the safety of her shores.
Bowden believes the Australian government's draconian response to 'illegal' immigrants may portend a brutal future world where nations battle to control the flow of desperate humanity.
Videotaped in Tucson Arizona with help from Anne-Marie Russell.
Charles Bowden (born 1945) is a non-fiction American author, journalist, and essayist based in Tucson, Arizona. He is a former writer for the Tucson Citizen and often writes about the American Southwest. He is a contributing editor of GQ and Mother Jones magazine, and also writes for other magazines such as Harper's Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Esquire, and Aperture. He is also the winner of the 1996 Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction.
The omnivorous author of more than a dozen books, Bowden has covered everything from Charles Keating & John McCain to the CIA, the U.S. 'Drug War', and the violence and beauty of the modern 'West'.