Tracking Country: The Tracker

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Join us to celebrate the work of two of the most vital filmmakers in Australia in a world-first retrospective. Film lovers will revel in this chance to discover or revisit these extraordinary films and to hear the makers discuss their work. All sessions will be introduced by Rolf de Heer and/or Molly Reynolds.

On the Australian frontier in 1922, a hunting party of three white men use the skills and knowledge of an Indigenous ‘tracker’ to track down an Aboriginal fugitive. This blisteringly honest outback-style ‘western’ was written by de Heer in the 1990s; then brought to production in the early 2000s, a time when Reconciliation had gained ground in Australia. De Heer used the formidable cultural presence of actor David Gulpilil to completely fresh effect, and found expressive lyrical counterpoints to the story in the songs of Archie Roach (2017 PIAF) and paintings by Peter Coad. The Tracker premiered to great acclaim in competition at the Venice Film Festival on 2002, and helped foreground Indigenous Australian affairs for audiences around the world. By asserting Aboriginality on its own terms, brought to the fore to drive the narrative forward, The Tracker broke new ground in Australian film.

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By: Perth International Arts Festival