'A rather ocker, white Australian male encounters a well-mannered Pakistani student with revolutionary ambitions in a Sydney park at midnight. Buzo creates an image of race prejudice as a profoundly irrational force in the behaviour of ordinary Australians.' (Publication summary)
In 1988, Film Australia released a 41-minute video of the play, directed by Karl McPhee and Starring Max Cullen and Alex Pinder, as part of an intended series of education packages on Australian playwrights, including a video, discussion notes, and the play text. It was not intended for an did not receive a commercial release or television broadcast.
''Fucken boong'. With these words Australian theatre entered the swinging sixties – eight years after the decade began.
The two profanities capture the spirit of rebellion that characterised a new generation of theatre artists. They are the last line of Alex Buzo’s play Norm and Ahmed (1968) and the actors who uttered them were prosecuted for obscenity when it was produced in Queensland and Victoria.' (Introduction)