the process is the artwork


Still from ‘Walkabout’

In anticipation of tonight’s overseas flight southbound to Australia, I present to you a classic masterpiece from 1971 by Nicolas Roeg: Walkabout.

Plot: two young children are stranded in the Australian Outback and must cope on their own. They meet a young Aborigine on “walkabout”.

“In Australia, when an Aborigine man-child reaches sixteen, he is sent out into the land. For months he must live from it. Sleep on it. Eat of its fruit and flesh. Stay alive. Even it if means killing his fellow creatures. The Aborigines call it the WALKABOUT. This is a story of a “WALKABOUT”.

For the full movie, run and buy or borrow! Although it has that 70’s feel to it, it is sensuously shot and addresses issues that are still relevant today. Here’s the trailer plus 10 minutes from the opening and some short clips from youtube in HD. You may also find various reviews on IMDB.

Walkabout poster


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