Two asylum seekers, two musical instruments, two philosophies of survival, one bag of snacks. Two young men in a detention centre await news about their cases. One plays the guitar, the other the drums; although they hate each other's taste in music, they've noone else to play with. The guitarist believes in staying hopeful; the drummer believes that hope is useless - it picks you up only to slam you down. One is rejected, the other is released. They share a bag of halal-el-mashakel, a mix of nuts and berries known as 'problem solvers'.

  • naturalistic
  • 30
  • 3 total
  • 1 female identifying, 2 male identifying
  • adolescence
  • 16 to 18, 18+
  • teen, young adult, adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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