An epic, mouth-watering celebration of the tradition of barbecuing across the world: from South African braais and Texan pitmasters to a New Zealand hangi.

Australian filmmakers Matthew Salleh and Rose Tucker (Pablo’s Villa, SFF 2013; Central Texas Barbecue, SFF 2014) travelled the globe to document barbecues in a diverse range of communities. There’s the Afrikaans tradition that encompasses good conversation first and good meat second; and the Mongolian ancestral approach, boodog, which involves goats and hot stones. From the Swedish engangsgrill (just the ticket after a long cold winter), to refugees opening a sharwarma shop in a camp on the Syrian-Jordan border. It’s obvious that barbecuing isn’t just about the food: it’s an event, it’s community. As one fireside enthusiast says, "it seems to be etched into our DNA – fire, meat, people."

Festival guest: Matthew Salleh

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Matthew Salleh


101 mins

Swedish, Visayan, Mongolian, Afrikaans, Zulu, Armenian, Arabic, Japanese, Maori, English, Spanish and Zapotec with English subtitles

Australian Premiere

All Ages


Matthew Salleh

Daniel Joyce, Rose Tucker

World Sales: Submarine Entertainment