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Australia’s first asylum-seeker detention centre in Tasmania opens. Local knitting club member Mary is a pensioner and devout Christian who does not welcome the 400 male asylum seekers from Afghanistan.
Mary unexpectedly finds herself in regular contact with Mohammad, a 26 year old Muslim man, after her knitting club donates beanies to the detainees. Mary sheds many of her prior beliefs as her relationship with Mohammad deepens.
Despite this Mary remains uncomfortable with Mohammad’s Islamic religion. When knitter Joy, hosts them at her fishing shack for a few days, will a connection of common humanity prevail for Mary and Mohammad?