All around the world, barbecue becomes something more than just food.

— Lance Kirkpatrick, pitmaster, Texas.

Barbecue is about more than grilling a piece of meat. It’s a ritual performed religiously across the world. For some it’s a path to salvation. Every culture has a form of barbecue. It is the pride of nations. It brings the world together.

From Shisanyama in South Africa, to Engangsgrill in Sweden, people light the coals, gather, and tell their story. From the Syrian border to an outback Australian town, intimate portraits of those who stoke the flames reveal a surprising vision of humanity.

Journeying to twelve countries, with glorious cinematic images in 4K and a rich orchestral score, Barbecue is a symphony of meat and fire told on an epic scale.


"BARBECUE" a Matthew Salleh & Rose Tucker film

Produced by Daniel Joyce   Co-produced by Rose Tucker   Directed by Matthew Salleh

Presented by Screen Australia and Projector Films in association with The South Australian Film Corporation and Urtext Films.

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