The Resource Sunny and the dark horse

Sunny and the dark horse

Label
Sunny and the dark horse
Title
Sunny and the dark horse
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The story of an Aboriginal stockman and his family and their growing passion for 2picnic racing3 on bush tracks in New South Wales. Sunny and the dark horse was filmed at Collum Collum, an Aboriginal-operated cattle station in north-eastern New South Wales. The film follows the Aboriginal manager of the station, Sunny Bancroft, and his non-Aboriginal wife, Liz, in their search for a winning horse to triumph on the local picnic racing circuit but things dont always go their way. The story begins when Sunny buys a horse for his daughter to ride and races it at the Glenreagh Gallop. He then attempts to find a suitable stockhorse on the station to race at the local Baryulgil picnic races. But while training one of these he hears that a friend has a racehorse for sale and buys it to race at Baryulgil. The horse, King, wins at Baryulgil but loses at subsequent race meetings. Sunny determines to find another winner and buys a black horse, naming it Sambo. With the end of the season, Sunny is persuaded by his family not to buy any more horses, but then he hears that a friend has another racehorse for sale ... Unlike other ethnographic films by the MacDougalls, Sunny and the dark horse follows the lead of Jean Rouch in films such as JAGUAR (available on DVD from Ronin), playing with ideas of 2ethno-fiction3, deploying the talent of Sunny Bancroft as a charismatic story-teller. Though filmed as an observational documentary, it was in the editing of the film that Sunnys yarn-spinning skills took over the shaping of the film, and made it unique in the MacDougalls oeuvre.--Kanopy
Member of
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directed By: David MacDougall, Judith MacDougall
Date time place
Originally produced by Ronin Films in 1987
Runtime
86
Series statement
AIATSIS Collection
Technique
live action
Label
Sunny and the dark horse
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1074977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 86 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1074977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856631313
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other
Label
Sunny and the dark horse
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
kan1074977
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (1 video file, 86 min.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color.
Publisher number
1074977
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
(OCoLC)856631313
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Video recording format
other

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