Travel Movie Monday: Tracks

Every second Monday I’m going to recommend you one travel movie (in no specific order). Each one of those mentioned, had some kind of an impact on me and I’m sure they will affect you too. Travel movies have the ability to inspire your wanderlust, the motivation to a new destination and give you the power to chase your goals.

TRACKS (2013)

Travel Movie Monday: Tracks | The Cheerful Wanderer

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Tracks 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. It is documented by National Geographic photographer, who she meets just before starting her trip.

The filmakers don’t try to sugarcoat what happened. Davidson faced the isolation, starvation, dehydration and she even had to learn how to hunt to stay safe. Spending hours on her own every single day had consequences. The main character, played by Mia Wasikowska, is flawed and far from perfect, but that’s exactly what makes the movie likable. Not to mention arid landscapes, that are at the same time very impressive and scary. If you want to watch something with a strong female character in, that’s the one for you.


Robyn: I’d like to think an ordinary person is capable of anything.

Robyn: Some nomads are at home everywhere. Others are at home nowhere, and I was one of those.

Robyn: Like any journey, it’s not what you carry but what you leave behind.

Learn more about the movie on IMDb.

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