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Sunny and the Dark Horse

Sunny and the Dark Horse. © MacDougall

Director David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
Country/Production Australia
Release 1986
Length 86 mins
Format Colour / DVD / PAL / All region
Location Australia, New South Wales / Pacific
Ethnic Group Australian
Collection MacDougall

Order No RAI-200.296
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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.

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