A vivid journey into the remote corners of white responsibility for black despair in Australia, Backroads was the first feature film to which Aboriginal people made a major creative contribution.
'Backroads tells the story of an aimless white drifter Bill who has a chance encounter with Aboriginal man Gary. They steal a car and petrol and supplies as they need it.'
'As they travel they pick up another Aboriginal man on the run from an unsuccessful marriage and the bored white wife of a service station owner. A French backpacker joins them for a short while.'
'Always on the run from police, boredom and guns turn into a deadly combination.' (Source: Shareourpride website)