“…fascinating and deeply personal”
– Sydney Morning Herald
By following characters as they go about their day-to-day lives, the series challenges some popular misconceptions about Muslim Australians. In contrast to the fear often generated about Islam in news and current affairs programs, Halal Mate takes us on an excursion into the real lives of ordinary Australian Muslims. Afifa – an aspiring soccer player, The Brothahood – a Lebanese rap group, Houssam – a Halal butcher, and Margie – a Collingwood supporter and ex-Irish Catholic.
Grappling with issues both large and small – from finding true love to simply getting a driver’s licence – Halal Mate follows a diverse bunch of characters who work, fall in love, play sport, and have dreams and ambitions while living by the code of Islam in downtown Melbourne.
“Another terrific addition to Australia’s multicultural education…”
– Sunday Age
“There’s no doubt this series about Australian Muslims is timely…. Insightful and even handed…”
– Sun Herald
– Canberra Times
“a compelling story of passion”
– Weekend Australian