"The sheer innocence of Igor Auzin's film is so touching" - The Sunday Times
Graced by glorious cinematography and an emotionally charged music score, the 1982 movie, We of the Never Never, tells the remarkable true story of one woman's fight to overcome sexual and racial prejudice amid the harsh beauties of the Australian outback. Made during the 'golden age' of Australian cinema, which produced landmark movies such as My Brilliant Career, The Getting of Wisdom and Mad Max, this is a superlative adaptation of a well-loved Australian period classic.
The story is set a century ago. Jeannie Gunn leaves her genteel Melbourne existence for a new life on her husband's isolated cattle station. Rolling up her sleeves and mucking in, Jeannie soon wins over the misogynistic stockmen. But she faces a much tougher challenge in trying to change their racist treatment of the indigenous aboriginal population.