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Trailer for the documentary, “Charlie’s Country.” It’s about Charlie, an Australian Aborigine, who decides to go back to the old ways of life.

I know so little about the Australian Aborigines, except for snippets of information such as the part where the drag queens interact with the Aborigines in “Priscella, Queen of the Desert.” So, I’ll have to figure out how to see this.

Here’s a description from EcoWatch:

Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but, ultimately, it is one he has no power over. Finally fed up when his gun, his newly crafted spear and his best friend’s jeep are confiscated, Charlie heads into the wild on his own, to live the old way. However, Charlie hasn’t reckoned on where he might end up, nor on how much life has changed since the old days. Directed by Rolf de Heer. Produced by Nils Erik Nielsen, Peter Djigirr and Rolf de Heer. Official Selection, Un Certain Regard, 2014 Cannes Film Festival.