DVD - 2013
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Tells the remarkable true story of Robyn Davidson, a young woman who leaves her life in the city to make a solo trek through almost 2,000 miles of sprawling Australian desert. Accompanied by only her dog and four unpredictable camels, she sets off on a life-changing journey of self-discovery. Along the way, she meets National Geographic photographer Rick Smolan who begins to photograph her voyage.
Publisher: [Place of production not identified] : Screen Australia, ©2013.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (108 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
digital, optical, stereo, Dolby Digital 2.0, rda
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Dec 02, 2018

Movie was good but the book was excellent, too bad it’s not available. I read both this book and Cheryl Strayeds novel Wild after my mom passed away from lung cancer. I didn’t climb mountains or cross desserts after reading these books but both gave me the inspiration and courage to face my on challenges on my own. I recommend LPL to purchase this book!

Aug 27, 2018

Learn a little about camels and 1700 miles of Australian desert, both subjects with which you probably are somewhat uninformed. Based on a true story of a young woman who wanted to demonstrate that women can accomplish great things.

Super movie. Mia W. is really convincing in her role. The bonus material (interview with the actors, and the real people they are depicting) is well worth watching. Amazing that Mia was able to learn how to handle the camels in just ONEWEEK!! Plus, she is so tiny that it was hard to believe she would be able to make it to the ocean.

Oct 17, 2017

A fantastic true story with beautiful scenery. It is about a young woman's remarkable journey through the Australia desert with only one dog and four camels. The movie was a bit slow moving but the photography was great !

Sep 04, 2017

Great little movie. Really held me with solid characters, fascinating scenery and great acting: above all must have been just as tough a film to make as the original trek thru the desert: a really engrossing film, highly recommended.

Aug 07, 2017

TRACKS, the movie from the book, "Tracks" by Robin Davidson, depicts the 1700 mile journey of Robin from Alice Springs, Australia to the Indian Ocean through the emptiest quarter of Australia's out back. A desert trek by Robin with 4 camels and one dog, shows her learning as she goes as she plots her journey with map and compass. Starting with just the idea of being let alone on her quest, she has little money until National Geographic sends sponsorship money and a photographer. They have a prickly relationship but further on the photograher, Rick Smolan, becomes her main support. The movie has voice over quotes that give us slight bits of what motivates her. One quote is that women who love animals are often depicted as off center. Against that stereotype we see her engage her camels and dog humanly as understandable pals and helpmates. This is opposite of the way she was taught by the Aussie's in Alice Springs which was as antagonist. On this point the book has more space to reveal Robin's sense of the camels personalities and they become there own characters in the book. The movie has the better ability to show the vast unceasing desert, and with a few shots from above we see her and her camels as just small dots on the sand. This is a very good adventure movie. ---Sherpaone

Jul 09, 2017


Jun 21, 2017

DVD unreadable ???

Jun 15, 2017

In general the movie shows how is the life on that part of Australia.

Apr 19, 2017

Beautiful scenery. I enjoyed watching Robyn Davidsons' trek; although I felt the movie could have been cut by 20 to 30 minutes.

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Jan 07, 2017

National Geographic photographs capture the 1978 Robyn Davidson's "Track." One of the shot showed Davidson and two of her four camel entourage inside Ulufu:

Robyn with her camels at Uluru, more famously known as Ayers Rock. Standing at 1100ft high and five miles in circumference, it is the world's largest single rock and has a history that goes back to the beginning of time. A sacred site to the Pitjantjara and Loritja tribes for over 10,000 years, Uluru today attracts many Australians who regard a trip to the Rock as a pilgrimage

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and shown swimming naked in a waterhole inside Uluru in National Geographic Video "Alone Across the Outback," at about 7 minute mark:


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