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Grim Racial Tensions Probed in New Australian Comedy

A provocative dark comedy about Australia’s race riots in the beachside suburb of Cronulla makes its premiere at the Sydney Film Festival June 15. The disturbances in December 2005 were fueled by tensions between Lebanese and white communities. The movie Down Under tells the story of two opposing groups of young men from both sides of the cultural divide. The movie takes a comical look at one of the darkest chapters in modern race relations in Australia. In December 2005, a...

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