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Cunnamulla is a small town in the Queensland section of Australia; set in the outback, Cunnamulla is often regarded as "the end of the line," with little of value coming in and an increasing number of people moving on to greener pastures. Documentary filmmaker Dennis O'Rourke spent a year in Cunnamulla getting to know the residents and interviewing them about their opinions on a variety of subjects, and Cunnamulla is the result. Focusing on ten of the residents of this marginal community, Cunnamulla reveals a village festering with racism, xenophobia, and ignorance, as teenage girls discuss their fondness for unprotected sex with strangers, a young Aborigine deals with his first stay in prison, the city's dogcatcher and funeral director discusses his views on social services (he's against them), and a young man who hosts a local radio show dreams of leaving to work in television in the larger community of Townsville. Ironically, director O'Rourke was originally invited to Cunnamulla by a local tourist board hoping a film on the city would be good for public relations; the filmmaker opted not to return to Cunnamulla to show the film once it was completed for fear of his safety. Later, one local resident told a reporter, "(If) he comes into town he'll be going out again on the end of a shotgun." ~ Mark Deming, Rovi