As a war rages on in the province of Bougainville in Papua New Guinea, a young girl becomes transfixed by the Charles Dickens novel Great Expectations, which is being read at school by the only white man in the village.
Mr Watts is the only white man left on the island after the blockade. He opens the school and introduces the children the 'Great Expectations.' Matilda, the teenage narrator finds comfort in the story of a Victorian orphan when her own world is falling apart. The Redskins, an army sent to destroy the local rebels are getting closer. Matilda writes 'Pip' in the sand. This simple act leads to terrible consequences when the Redskins suspect Pip to be a rebel leader and demand he be brought before them.Written by
Cameron Hartwell made his feature film debut in this film, at just the tender age of 15. See more »
When I was young, my mother wove me a sleeping mat. She said that if I got lost in a bad dream, all I needed to do was roll over and feel the very seam. That seam was the current that would carry me home. But what if home was a bad dream?
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