Ibrahim

Australia, 1984

Film

This film has been made to provoke discussion of issues about racial prejudice. It tells the story of Ibrahim, a twelve-year-old Lebanese boy, who comes to Melbourne from war-torn Beirut. He goes straight into a post-primary school knowing no English and haunted by the horrors he has seen. Cast includes Sherif Abada. Based on a story by Jane Watson. Suitable for upper primary and secondary levels.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

producer/director

Ivan Gaal

production company

Material Production Curriculum Branch Education Dept of Victoria

Duration

00:31:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1984

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33949

Language

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Language and culture

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Lebanese - Australia

Childrens Films

Childrens Films → Children 12+

Documentary

Documentary → Docudrama

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Emigration and immigration

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cross-cultural studies

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Cultural relativism

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture - Social aspects

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Culture conflict

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Immigrants - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Lebanese - Australia

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Race discrimination

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Refugees - Australia

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Cross-cultural studies

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Language and culture

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Educational films

History → Refugees - Australia

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

Betamax; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - presentation

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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