Tracks

Tracks

Blu-ray Disc - 2014
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It 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 publication not identified] : [Publisher not identified], [2014]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (112 min.) :,sound, color ;,12 cm.
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Annieoywong
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 !

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LEE M OLSEN
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.

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Sherpaone
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

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DawnWhite
Jul 09, 2017

Boring

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cdb3145
Jun 21, 2017

DVD unreadable ???

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laxico55
Jun 15, 2017

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

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22METZ
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.

VaughanPLAngelaC Jan 27, 2017

A powerful, raw depiction of a woman as she reigns four camels across the Australian desert with only her dog as true company. Wonderful, adventurous and rugged at its core.

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2017

An incredible daring if not suicidal journey which was only probable with the National Geographic sponsorship and the photographer's loving care. However, didn't get into the seeking human isolation theme any more than in "Wild 2014." What glaringly lacked were more scenic shots that should be abound (Understand the "Camel Lady" with the camels were actually deep inside the Uluru National Park during her epic track - link in "Summary,") and what the antagonists really learned along the way other than to cure their private loss. A better watch in this genre was "A Walk in the Woods 2015" in mho.

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firefly5
Oct 05, 2016

Interesting true story about an adventurous young woman's journey across the Australian desert with only camels and her dog. I found the camels interesting and somewhat scary! The photography is wonderful. Movie is a bit slow moving, the journalists and tourists are irritating. I suppose that is what you have when you are travelling with camels.

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jimg2000
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

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-2727757/One-woman-four-camels-dog-Amazing-vintage-images-Seventies-woman-walked-1-700-miles-Australia.html

or this link:

http://www.businessinsider.com/inside-tracks-with-rick-smolan-and-robyn-davidson-2015-2?op=1/#e-two-important-things-that-i-learned-from-the-trip-were-that-you-are-as-powerful-and-strong-as-you-allow-yourself-to-be-and-that-the-most-difficult-part-of-any-endeavour-is-taking-the-first-step-making-the-first-decision-davidson-writes-in-tracks-15

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

http://video.nationalgeographic.com/video/ng-live/smolan-outback-lecture-nglive

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jimg2000
Jan 07, 2017

All the good quotes are already in IMDb:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2167266/trivia?tab=qt&ref_=tt_trv_qu

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