BabaKiueria

Australia, 1986

Film

‘BabaKiueria’ takes a satirical look at black-white relations in late twentieth century Australia, with a comic depiction of a racial role reversal. In documentary (or ‘mockumentary’) style, the film’s presenter investigates white lives in the fictitious land of ‘BabaKiueria’ (‘Barbeque Area’), where white people are a minority, living under black laws and suffering from discriminatory practices and attitudes held by the black majority. Written by Geoffrey Atherden (‘Mother and Son’, ‘Grass Roots’), the film was awarded a United Nations Media Peace Prize in 1987.
Stars Michelle Torres, Bob Maza, Kevin Smith, Cecily Polson, Tony Barry.

On display until:

ACMI Viewing Booths

22 April 2019

Credits

writer

Geoffrey Atherden

producer

Julian Pringle

production company

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Duration

00:29:21:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1986

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

325178

Languages

English

English

Audience classification

Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Attitudes

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Cultural assimilation

Aboriginal Australia → Racism - Australia

Comedy

Comedy → Mockumentary

Comedy → Satire

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Aboriginal Australians - Social conditions

Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Religion & Sociology → Australia - Race relations

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

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

Literature → Allegory

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master

MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation

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