60 Minutes June 29

This weekend 60 minutes has home grown boy band 5 Seconds of Summer and a look at the incredibe story of a kidnap victim.

5 Seconds Of Summer

This story is about an unlikely group of Aussie teenage lads who’ve formed a band called 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER. 5SOS, as they’re known, are topping the music charts all over the world, and collecting millions of fans to boot. Teenage girls go wild for them, but they’re not a boy band. They write their own music and are determined to be original and authentic rockers, not manufactured popstars. The boys have just played to a packed Wembley Stadium in London. And Peter Stefanovic took their Mums along for the ride.

Reporter: Peter Stefanovic

Producer: Steven Burling

 

Forced Marriage

This Sunday the most extraordinary story of kidnap, survival, escape and hiding. 13-year-old Rania Farrah was supposed to be on the trip of a lifetime, a tour of historic Egypt with her older brother. Instead, the Sydney teenager would be taken captive by her father’s family in Syria, and held against her will. She endured horrific beatings and the most horrific breaches of human rights. She would be married off to her cousin, a man she’d never met, in a land she didn’t know. Young Rania was a prisoner in the secretive and sinister world of forced marriage. But refusing to be defeated, she secretly plotted and pulled off a daring escape back to Australia on the day she turned 18. Now, she’s forced to live in hiding, fearful her father will track her down and kill her. On 60 Minutes, Rania very bravely speaks to Liz Hayes in the hope of lifting the veil on a hidden crime that affects hundreds of Australian women.

Reporter: Liz Hayes

Producers: Steven Burling, Steve Jackson

8 PM Sunday on Nine