High Ground

After fighting in the First World War as a sniper, Travis, now a policeman in the vast empty spaces of Northern Australia, loses control of an operation that results in the massacre of an Indigenous tribe. When his superiors insist on burying the truth, Travis leaves in disgust, only to be forced back twelve years later to hunt down Baywara, an Aboriginal warrior whose attacks on new settlers are causing havoc. Set in the 1930s, High Ground is inspired by true events. A frontier western about colonial violence and misunderstandings that deeply resonates in today’s Australia – and indeed all over the world – the film explores the nature of loyalty and the ability to distinguish freely between right and wrong.

  • Program
  • Original title
    High Ground
  • Director
    Stephen Maxwell Johnson
  • Producer
    David Jowsey, Maggie Miles, Witiyana Marika, Greer Simpkin, Stephen Maxwell Johnson
  • Writers
    Chris Anastassiades
  • Photo
    Andrew Commis
  • Actors
    Simon Baker, Callan Mulvey, Jack Thompson, Caren Pistorius, Ryan Corr
  • Playtime
    1 h 44 min
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    Australia
  • Production
    High Ground Pictures
  • Distributor
    ManyMore Films