When living conditions in their remote community become unbearable, two teenagers leave their home and head for the city. Their bid for freedom soon turns into a nightmarish struggle for survival – a battle which almost costs them their lives. On returning to the outback, the pair must reforge their place in the world. Director Warwick Thornton’s multi-award-winning feature debut is a modern interpretation of the biblical story, and was produced by an all-Indigenous Australian crew. Thornton grew up in a media environment: his mother Freda Glynn is co-founder of the Central Australian Aboriginal Media Association (CAAMA), which has been broadcasting radio and TV programmes in various Aboriginal languages since 1980.