1972, 55 Minutes
A drama set in the isolated, mining town of Newman in northwest Australia, where men outnumber women fifty to one and the human flashpoint is set low. A new miner, David, is attracted to the young wife of his older boss, Foxy, whose jealousy is renowned amongst the locals.
This beautifully shot film builds up to a tense climax during the detonation of a large scale explosion at the mine.
A study in loneliness, mateship and man's search for meaning, in the dramatic setting of Western Australia's mining boom of the 1970s.
Produced by Film Australia. © 2011 National Film and Sound Archive of Australia
Director: Brian Hannant
Principal Cast: Serge Lazareff (David), Wyn Roberts (Foxy), Jan Kingsbury (Vicky), Hu Pryce, Kerri Leslie, Harry Lawrence, Barry Donnelly
Running Time: 55 Minutes
Classification: Exempt from classification
Curriculum Links: PDHPE - Of particular relevance for NSW PDHPE Stage 5, Strand 1 'Self and Relationships', HSIE/SOSE, Gender studies.