GUEST SPEAKER: CHARON FREEBODY, FILM ACADEMIC
Genre: Drama, Romance. Dir: Ivan Sen. 2002.
Lena has an absent Irish father she longs to see and an Aboriginal mother she finds disgusting.
When she breaks away, she meets up with petty crim Vaughn who’s just escaped from low security prison to reluctantly visit his dying mother.
Blonde and light-skinned, Lena is in denial about her Aboriginal heritage; Vaughn is an angry young Murri man with a grudge against all whites.
An uneasy relationship begins to form as they hit the road heading to Sydney, taking them on a journey that’s as emotional as it is physical, as revealing as it is desperate.