Checkerboard Love


Checkerboard Love is a short film about an mixed-race couple whose parents will meet for the first time; and it’s more stressful than usual.

Should they keep their Aboriginal decoration or replace it with “traditional white” icons?

Will this interracial couple leave the Shakespeare on the bookshelf and the dreamcatcher on the wall?

Still image of Checkerboard Love Checkerboard Love: Should they change the Aboriginal image before their parents visit them?

Find a copy of "Checkerboard Love"


Rowena Lawrie - Aboriginal woman
Adam Grubner - White man
Release dates
2004 - Australia
G - general

Anita Heiss is a successful Indigenous writer. Check out some of her books in my Aboriginal books section.

Visit Anita Heiss’ website.

Explore more Aboriginal movies

Aboriginal movie timeline

Explore movie history with the Aboriginal film timeline.

Take the quiz: Are you an Aboriginal movie buff?

Cite this resource

An appropriate citation for this document is:, Movies - Checkerboard Love, retrieved 30 November 2015