Through lyrical images, Manganinnie journeys across mountains towards the coast with Joanna, a white girl, in search of Manganinnie's vanished tribe. The poignancy of this film derives from the Aboriginal woman's gradual realization that her people and the tribal way of life are forever gone. It is the story of the Black Drive of 1830, the near-genocide of the Tasmanian Aborigines.Written by
Archie Moore <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This is one of those movies that may get into your head. If it does, it will be there for a very long time.
Most of the story is not in the movie: you need to fill it in from your imagination.
An example: Mangannini is the fire-carrier for her people. When Joanna drops the fire-stick into the water, the look of utter devastation on Mangannini's face will stay with you. Because while Mangannini is the fire carrier for her people, she has no way to make a fire. Tasmania in winter is a cold place...
Mangannini's people no longer exist. Neither do any of Mangannini's descendants.
We did that.
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