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?


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

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