Norm and Ahmed (Captioned)

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 underneath 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 prejudices in the play are still pertinent today.

Credits

director
producer

Tristram Miall

production company

Film Australia

Duration

00:41:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1988

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

35576

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Closed captioning

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

Literature → Australian literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Captioned

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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