1951, 10 Minutes
Two Aussie blokes discover that it’s not easy being a foreigner in a strange land.
Can’t find what you are looking for? All you have to do is ask. Such advice is not so straightforward when you can’t speak the language.
This short film takes a light-hearted look at the difficulties experienced by non-English speaking migrants in Australia. Bob and Stan, two Aussie blokes, are magically transported to the streets of a foreign country, where their inability to communicate gets them into a tight spot. They discover that it’s not easy being a foreigner in a strange land.
The central message in this film is that Australia needs migrants so Australians should make them feel welcome and offer assistance, not complaints.
An Australian National Film Board Production for the Department of the Interior. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.
Director: Lee Robinson
Principal Cast: Frank Waters, Ken McCarron, Maurice Travers, Charles Farrell
Running Time: 10 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: English 'Belonging', 'Exploring Connections', HSIE/SOSE 'Immigration and Work', Australian History 'Post-War Australia', Modern History, Politics, Refugee Studies.