Sunny and the Dark Horse

© MacDougall
86 minutes / Colour / 1986
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