GUEST SPEAKER: DR SUE GILLETT
Genre: Drama. Dir: Rachel Perkins. 1998.
A mother’s death draws her three estranged daughters (Trisha Morton-Thomas, Rachael Maza and Deborah Mailman), back to their ramshackle childhood home on the remote North Queensland coast, and skeletons in the family closet emerge.
Youngest sister Nona wants to scatter their mother’s ashes at nearby Nora Island, where three generations ago their mother’s people were kicked off by white farmers.
But the journey will be fraught for these three very different sisters as it they edge closer to a terrifying secret.
An Eclipse Films Production
© Australian Film Commission, New South Wales Film and Television Office, The Premium Movie Partnership, Special Broadcasting Service Corporation, Andyinc Pty Limited, Joanna Baevski, Michael Myer and Eclipse Films Pty Limited.
Distributed by the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia.