While the Men Are Away on SBS – It’s 1940s Australia. As you probably know, there’s a ruddy massive war on, so a lot of the men are away for a bit.
This is unsettling, but also pretty exciting for anyone who isn’t a man. Frankie is left in charge of her suffering farm after her husband is sent to war (or was he?). She enlists Gwen and Esther, the freshly joined city-recruits of the Women’s Land Army to join herself, local Indigenous farmhand Kathleen, and certified coward Robert.
This is a show about people who don’t normally hold the reins of power. It’s about five individuals who find each other, and for a glorious moment in time, sample a life tinged with promise, hope and acceptance. And once they taste it, it’s impossible to go back.
Our gang experiences life as it could be, without friction – and when it’s under threat, realise some things are worth fighting for.
As the war creeps ever closer, our gang struggles
While The Men Are Away on SBS and SBS on Demand – SBS Original Series – Final Episode – Wednesday, 18 October at 8.30pm (8 Parts)
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