The city I have escaped twice before is once again dragging me back to its feet. I have a love and hate relationship with Sydney, and it looks like I will be heading back there one more time before I get kicked out of Australia.
Before I left Sydney I bought two books, one of those were called The Undesirables. This is highly unlike me to buy books and even further to read them. To quickly sum up The Undesirables, it details Mark Isaacs time on an island called Nauru. He worked with the Salvation Army working with immigrants from war torn countries who tried to come to Australia by boat or forged visas. These men get sent to Nauru to await a possible visa entries to get into Australia or have to consider being sent back home. The living conditions of the men on Nauru and the way they are treated break human right laws and is a bit crazy.
So being intrigued by his book and carrying around my camera with me all year I found Mark Isaacs contact information online and sent him an email with this idea I had about making a documentary about Nauru and his book. So sometime in the first weeks of October I will once again set foot in Sydney to start shooting my documentary the last 18 days I am allowed in the country, before heading up to Brisbane where I will be sitting at the international airport with a ton of unedited footage, a confused look on my face, heading to a yet to be determined place.