Tracks (2013): Introducing You To Australia One Story at a Time


So when I did a little survey a few months ago, it was pretty much unanimous that you guys wanted me to write about Aussie history, culture and review some Aussie stories. Since I also love rambling about my country šŸ˜› I’ve decided to start a blog series called “Introducing You to Australia One Story At A Time”. Hopefully, I’ll be able to put up one of these posts once a month or so.

Anyway, I’ve got a few movies and books lined up for this series, but the one I wanted to start off with was a movie I saw a few weeks ago. It’s calledĀ Tracks,Ā was released 2013, directed by John Curran and stars Mia Wasikowska and Adam Driver.

TracksĀ is based on the true story of Robyn Davidson (Mia Wasikowska), who, in 1977, decided to cross 2,700km of Australian desert, with only her dog and a number of camels for company. Knowing that she doesn’t have the money to fund such a long, arduous trip, Robyn seeks a sponsership from National Geographic. National Geographic grants her the sponsership, with the conditon that she meet up at certain points with a photographer/journalist, Rick Smolan (Adam Driver), who will report back to the magazine. Continue reading “Tracks (2013): Introducing You To Australia One Story at a Time”