Browsing: Australia

Regional trains, meanwhile, slice directly through the countryside and the intervening settlements, for which they provide a crucial service. They do this without the comfort-sacrificing drawbacks of either motor cars or plane travel, nor the emissions of either.

It is this tension, marked by the relations between disadvantaged Indigenous characters and the quietly caring Hurley, that creates this liminal sensation, this incredible depiction of the loss, the listlessness, the thwarted hopes, the limbo of Indigenous people in Australia today.