Crossing Tracks - Wind: Bush walk

Title:
Crossing Tracks - Wind: Bush walk
NFSA ID:
601505
Year:
1999
Category:
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are advised that the following clip may contain images and voices of deceased persons
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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.

Wind Synopsis

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 TearsDustYellow 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

Production company:
Mayfan
Producer:
Graeme Isaac
Director:
Ivan Sen
Writer:
Ivan Sen
Cast:
Bradley Byquar, Ralph Cotterill, Steve Dodd
Acknowledgements:
Produced with the assistance of the Indigenous Branch of the Australian Film Commission