Norm and Ahmed

Australia, 1988

Film
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Twenty years after its creation, Norm and Ahmed, remains a classic in Australian literature. This video of the play features the well-known actor Max Cullen as Norm and Alex Pinder as Ahmed. The action centres on a midnight meeting between Norm, an average Australian, who embodies the ocker image and Ahmed, an urbane Pakistan student. The chance encounter starts off in a friendly enough manner, but beneath Norm’s veneer of mateyness lies a distrust of the unfamiliar and a defensiveness which turns nasty when Norm feels threatened. The themes of racism and prejudice in the play are still pertinent today.

Credits

director

Karl McPhee

co-producer

Film Australia

Tristram Miall

Language

English

Duration

00:41:00:00

Colour

Colour

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