High Ground

After fighting in the First World War as a sniper, Travis (Simon Baker), now a policeman in the vast empty spaces of Northern Australia, loses control of an operation that results in the massacre of an Indigenous tribe. When his superiors insist on burying the truth, Travis leaves in disgust, only to be forced back twelve years later to hunt down Baywara (Sean Mununggurr), an Aboriginal warrior whose attacks on new settlers are causing havoc. When Travis, now a bounty hunter, recruits as his tracker the young mission-raised Gutjuk (Jacob Junior Nayinggul), the only known survivor of the carnage, memories threaten to resurface and turn the white man from hunter into the hunted.

Set in the 1930s, director Stephen Johnson's HIGH GROUND is inspired by true events. A frontier western about colonial violence and misunderstandings that deeply resonates in today’s Australia, the film explores the nature of loyalty and the ability to distinguish freely between right and wrong, in opposition to the dogmas of the age in which you live. Co-starring Ryan Corr, Callan Mulvey and Jack Thompson.

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Rating MA15+
Genre Drama
Running Time 104
Language
D PDF sessions Closed Caption MUSIC IN MOVIES MDFF Australian Made CINEMA FIASCO CNMN First Nations Acknowledgement