Louis Nowra's moving and evocative play about three sisters and their uneasy reunion at their mother's funeral has now been adapted by the author for the screen. This volume includes the play and the screenplay and an essay from Nowra about the adaptation process.
Tired of her single-parent Aboriginal upbringing in a small New South Wales town, fair-skinned and blue eyed Lena gets on a bus for Sydney. At the same time, Vaughn, a forestry worker in a minimum security gaol, escapes to go to visit his mother who is ill.
Set in the Australian outback in 1922, [this film] tells the story of The Fanatic, the Follower and the Philosopher - three white men who use an indigenous tracker to pursue a fugitive. Through massacre and murder the hunt continues, until clear-cut notions of truth and justice are subverted and the questions become not, will the fugitive be caught, but what is black and what is white and who is leading whom?
Dayindi covets one of the wives of his older brother. To teach him the proper way, he is told a story from the mythical past, a story of wrong love, kidnapping, sorcery, bungling mayhem and revenge gone wrong.