Filmed over a year, this is the inside story of a mosque and its community as it confronts the
unexpected impact of global events on daily life.

3 x 1 hrs
Aired 2017 on SBS

Production Partners
SBS, Screen Australia, Screen Queensland


In suburbs across Australia, there is a building that is shrouded in controversy. For the first time, cameras were given unprecedented 24/7 access to an Australian mosque, to reveal life in the mosque as it has never been seen before. This groundbreaking series follows a diverse community over the course of one tumultuous year as they confront misconceptions, deal with the realities of life, love, and death, and struggle for acceptance in modern Australia.


'Worth watching for anyone seeking knowledge, and more so for those who assume they don't need to.' - The Green Guide, Fairfax

'Take a peek behind the veil... I didn't necessarily expect to enjoy this three-part documentary series, with its obviously didactic intentions. Yet the real-life characters connected to Brisbane's Holland Park Mosque - built in 1908 and one of the oldest in Australia - are undeniably interesting.' - The Australian

'A range of perspectives provide a window into the challenges even the most integrated Australian Muslims can face.' - Sun Herald


Executive Producer
Laurie Critchley

Series Producer
Ross Wilson

Heather Nash

Production Manager
Jo Cadman

Production Coordinator
Loren Smith

Field Producers
Sky Kinninmont
Nicole McCuaig
Mark Walker

Series Director of Photography
Jeremy Ward

Series Sound Recordist
Rowan Barry

Edited by
Sam Hart (EP 1 & 2)
Antoinette Ford (EP 3)