Sunny and the Dark Horse

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1986 / 86 minutes

Directed by
David MacDougall Judith MacDougall
Country of production
Australia

A true story of a country family’s gradual involvement and growing passion for ‘picnic racing’. Sunny Bancroft is an Aboriginal cattle-station manager in New South Wales. With his non-Aboriginal wife Liz, two daughters and Liz’s mother ‘Tex’ he searches for a winning horse to triumph on the local circuit — but things don’t always go his way. Filmed as it happened, the events were later fashioned into a narrative in Sunny’s distinctive story-telling style. A film about Australian rural society and one Aboriginal man’s determination to succeed.

Region
Australia
Country
Australia
Keywords
Rural Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Animals