‘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.
How to watch
In ACMI's collection
Previously on display
22 April 2019
ACMI Viewing Booths
Mediatheque - all ages (ACMI classified)
Digital Betacam [PAL]; Master
MOV file H264; ACMI Digital Access Copy - presentation