Fourteen-year-old Benjamin Law is desperate to win his school’s talent show. Not only must he chart a course to high-school stardom, but he also needs to navigate all the issues of Australian adolescence: embarrassing parents, bickering siblings, school bullies, best friends and his own sexuality.
Based on Benjamin Law’s 2010 book of the same name, The Family Law was the first Australian TV show to focus on an Asian Australian family. While it explores familiar stories about an everyday family, it offers a uniquely Asian Australian perspective on what it means to be Australian today.
“I really do think that when you’re a storyteller, and that’s what the media and the arts are, you do have a responsibility to tell the stories and a full range and diversity of what those stories actually are out there.” - Benjamin Law
Works in this group
The opening scene of The Family Law via the SBS Australia YouTube channel
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Not in ACMI's collection
Previously on display
12 August 2021
ACMI: Gallery 1
The Story of the Moving Image → Moving Australia → MA-11. Screen Australia Showcase