One Night the Moon will screen at GOMA as part of Australia Day celebrations.
One Night the Moon tells of the search for a small white girl who wanders off one night from the family’s remote home to follow the full moon. Her father won’t allow the black tracker Albert on his land to let him participate in the search, instead fruitlessly leading a band of white men across the desolate country, decimating every trace of the girl’s path.
It is a simple tale beautifully told and sung, for this country-and-western musical (with some didgeridoo). The theme is encompassed by the refrain from a duet sung: “This land is my land” versus “This land owns me”.
Duration: 57 Minutes
Director: Rachel Perkins