In 1977, Robyn Davidson trekked 2,000 miles across the Australian outback with four camels and her dog, Diggity.
Tracks is the incredible motion picture capturing Robyn’s epic journey, 37 years later. Australia’s arid western region, from the town of Alice Springs to the Indian Ocean coast, is a beautiful, haunting, but largely empty land. Dominated by the harsh, almost uninhabited Great Sandy and Gibson deserts, the region is known only to Australian Aborigines, a handful of white settlers, and the few travellers who motor across it.
Robyn believed that because of Australia’s vastness, most of us who live here see only a small fraction of it. Beyond the roads, in the area known as the outback, camels are the perfect form of transport as one sees and experiences little by the safety of car, and horses would never survive the hardships of desert crossings.