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Year: 1998

Classification: Exempt - Ronin Recommends: G

Runtime: 55 min

Produced In: Australia

Directed By: Nicky Tyndale-Biscoe

Produced By: Catherine Dyson

Language: English

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A documentary about hope, angels and secret spices. Having survived war in Ethiopia, Somalia and Yemen, but suffering the loss of home and family, Mohamed and his wife Halima arrive in Australia with a renewed optimism, and set about establishing their dream cafe. As their first year unfolds, life is not as they expected. Mohamed is an optimist, with an eye on the future, Halima looks patiently towards resolving the past. In their dealings with customers, local council officials, the immigration department, and marketing mavericks, we experience their cultural perspective on our world, ripe with humour, hope and misunderstandings. Despite all, the Happy Day Feast is a celebration of their achievements.

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