High Ground (out Jan 28) reminds us that the Australia we know today is the result of a darker, troubled past. Set in Arnhem Land in the early 1930s, it is centred on two unlikely people trying to negotiate a truce between white authorities and an Aboriginal tribe after a horrifying massacre a decade earlier. It struggles to balance up its many subplots but the lead performance of Jacob Junior Nayinggul, in his first acting gig, is a clear highlight. Grade: B.
Mini Review - High Ground
- Written by Matthew Toomey