Members of the bands No Fixed Address and Us Mob collect bush tucker on the beach. Les (Les Graham), driving with Carroll (Carroll Karpanny), talks about finding his birth family.
Music is used as a vehicle to depict the fusion of cultures experienced by Indigenous people. The collecting of the lizard on the beach, carried off in a guitar case after it is captured, is a visual metaphor for how Indigenous lived experience is informed by many cultures, challenging the illusion of a separate and sterile cultural existence.
According to director Ned Lander, Les’s search for his Aboriginal birth mother was the most significant issue the community wanted to talk about at the time of making the film and so it became the central story. Lander says, 'It was in fact a “Stolen Generation” story – it was just made before that term had been coined’.