Directed by Rolf de Heer
Living in a remote Aboriginal community in northern Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. Finally fed up, Charlie heads into the wild on his own to live the old way. However, Charlie hasn’t reckoned on where he might end up, nor on how much life has changed since the old ways.
With no way to live a traditional lifestyle in his Aboriginal community, aging Charlie struggles to make his own way in life.
Cast: David Gulpilil, Peter Djigirr, Luke Ford, Jennifer Gaykamangu, Peter Minygululu
I loved this! Very well done, very informative, very funny! I loved Charlie, and wanted to see more of him! Of course it also makes me sad to see how the tides change..
David Gulpilil is always a treat, but especially so in this, written in his hand, and addressing colonialism's long, insidious shadow. I can't say it better than Olivia Dawn, below: "the universal struggle and necessity of adapting amongst infinite change for survival."
Absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking film. A bleak, in moments hilarious, genuinely devastating view on the post apocalyptic effect of colonialism within Australia. It's been over a week since viewing and am still thinking back to Charlie... the universal struggle and necessity of adapting amongst infinite change for survival.
I can’t see the video using my iPhone connected to my TV Screen! So sad