Lena is a fair-skinned teenage girl with a dark-skinned mother in an isolated town. She rejects the Indigenous family which surrounds her and longs for the love of her Irish father. Vaughn, a dark-skinned teenage boy lives in an isolated prison camp. He is angry at the white world that surrounds him and lashes out when provoked. Incarceration has made him old before his time and has separated him from the love of his family. These two hardened young souls escape from their worlds and hitchhike together towards Sydney in a struggle for purpose, identity and love.