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'On the 11th of December 2005, a frenzied mob of 5000 White Australians fueled by alcohol and stupidity violently attacked anyone of Middle-Eastern appearance that dared to enter the beach-side suburb of Cronulla.' (Production summary)

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Down and Out for Down Under : Critiquing Race and Representation in Abe Forsythe's Satire Mehal Krayem , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Summer vol. 191 no. 2017; (p. 14-19)
The Cronulla Riots were a dark episode in Australia's recent history, revealing the festering antagonism between Sydney's white and Middle Eastern populations, and reflecting the ongoing tensions of life in a multicultural society. Abe Forsythe's Down Under satirises this event, creating comedy from the capers of two carloads of misguided young men. But with Australia still plagued by conflicts and inequalities rooted in race and ethnicity, argues Mehal Krayem, this film's subject matter really is no laughing matter.
[Review] Down Under Leigh Paatsch , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 July 2016; (p. 34)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
Down in the Dumps Leigh Paatsch , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 August 2016; (p. 40)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
We're Too Correct for Our Own Good Andrew Fenton , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 August 2016; (p. 34)
Not Quite the Riot it Should Be Vicky Roach , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Mail , 7 August 2016; (p. 84)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
Why Down Under Is the Film about Racism We Need Garry Maddox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 17 June 2016; (p. 13)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
Down Under Review – Gutsy Black Comedy about Cronulla Riots Tackles Racism Head on Luke Buckmaster , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 June 2016;

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV

'No one escapes ridicule in Abe Forsythe’s laugh-out-loud film about two carloads of vengeful, testosterone-charged young hotheads in the aftermath of the 2005 riots.'

The Tragi-Comedy Down Under Appropriates Cronulla Rather Than Offering Insight Dirk de Bruyn , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 29 July 2016;

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
'Abe Forsythe’s black comedy Down Under is set the day after the 2005 Christmas Cronulla Riots and undertakes a re-processing of these events. It starts with newsreel footage that brings back this raw, racist national wound of running mob fights, the derisive calls, the cars, the drinking, the police batons, the flags and the arrests. ...'
Cronulla … Turns Out It’s a Riot Philippa Hawker , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 3 August 2016; (p. 15)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
Riot of Laughs Garry Maddox , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 August 2016; (p. 4)

— Review of Down Under Abe Forsythe , 2015 single work film/TV
Crew Safety on Set of Cronulla Riot Comedy No Laughing Matter Garry Maddox , 2015 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 March 2015; (p. 2)
More Australian Films at Festival 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 3 June 2016; (p. 4)
We're Too Correct for Our Own Good Andrew Fenton , 2016 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 11 August 2016; (p. 34)
Down and Out for Down Under : Critiquing Race and Representation in Abe Forsythe's Satire Mehal Krayem , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Metro Magazine , Summer vol. 191 no. 2017; (p. 14-19)
The Cronulla Riots were a dark episode in Australia's recent history, revealing the festering antagonism between Sydney's white and Middle Eastern populations, and reflecting the ongoing tensions of life in a multicultural society. Abe Forsythe's Down Under satirises this event, creating comedy from the capers of two carloads of misguided young men. But with Australia still plagued by conflicts and inequalities rooted in race and ethnicity, argues Mehal Krayem, this film's subject matter really is no laughing matter.
Ten Australian Films for 2016 2016 single work column
— Appears in: FilmInk , 5 January 2016;
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