When I first visited it, you needed a machete and a black tracker
just to reach the pond.
The first morning I opened my pistol case I could tell from the way he was talking to the white hunter the black tracker
was quite upset.
Australian Film Commission 1997 Black Tracker
, ABC Television, 4 September.
So Stephanie Owen Reader is able to turn an almost well-worn tale into a dramatic adventure of loss, near defeat and rescue--with the aid of black trackers
. There is plentiful and colourful detail to capture the interest of today's young readers.
A short sequence just past the midpoint, involving Hosea and comrade-in-arms Red (Obed Emvula) in a covert mission against South African troops and black trackers
in the desert, is a fine, compactly told episode that reveals more about the struggle than any number of talky scenes that try to lay out the history.
Yet George Eastman's non-fictional account also reveals a hardboiled, distant attitude toward the injuries undergone by black trackers