Crossing Tracks - Wind: Bush walk
A rugged bush. Bare feet and horses hooves. A finger coyly samples what appears to be a drop of blood on a leaf. The two men, one walking and one on a horse, come to a stream.
Summary by Romaine Moreton
Lingering shots on leaves, the forest floor set up the idea of place in this short drama.
A short drama about the relationship between a black tracker and his 'boss’. They are tracking an Aboriginal man accused of murder.
Wind Curator's Notes
The story of a black tracker (Bradley Byquar) – an Indigenous man employed by white society to hunt and track fellow Indigenous people – who in the end is a man trapped between two cultures, his loyalties equally divided. Director Ivan Sen’s other films include Tears, Dust, Yellow Fella and Beneath Clouds for which he won the Australian Film Institute (AFI) Award for both Best Director and Best Cinematography.
Other films in the AFC Indigenous Branch drama initiative Crossing Tracks(1999) are Harry’s War and Saturday Night, Sunday Morning.
Notes by Romaine Moreton