The Australian outback - 1932. Entranced by the moon, a young girl steps out of her bedroom window. When her parents check on her, she is gone. The police suggest aboriginal tracker Albert lead the search but the father revolts - insisting - no black-fella is to set foot on my land. Instead, he gathers together as many white men as he can find and conducts a line search across the desolate plains in search of the child.