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  • Nicolas Roeg


  • Jenny Agutter
  • David Gulpilil
  • Luc Roeg

Two young siblings stranded in the Australian Outback meet an Australian boy on "walkabout": a ritual separation from his tribe.

Under the pretense of having a picnic, a geologist (John Meillon) takes his teenage daughter (Jenny Agutter) and six-year-old son (Lucien John) into the Australian outback and attempts to shoot them. When he fails, he turns the gun on himself, and the two city-bred children must contend with the harsh wilderness alone. They are saved by a chance encounter with an Aborigine boy (David Gulpilil) who is on a "walkabout," a ritual separation from his tribe. The boy shows them how to survive, and, in the process, underscores the disharmony between nature and modern life.

Past Programs


The Effects of Climate Change in the Outback and Beyond

Maine Film Center / Railroad Square Cinema, Waterville, ME