Directed by Fred Schepisi • 1988 • United States, Australia
Starring Meryl Streep, Sam Neill, Dale Reeves
On a cool spring night in the vast Australian outback, a baby vanishes. The disappearance of nine-week-old Azaria from a campsite at Ayers Rock obsesses a nation. Azaria’s body has never been found. But her parents, Lindy (an Academy Award–nominated Meryl Streep) and Michael Chamberlain (Sam Neill), are tried by rumor, suspicion, and religious intolerance—and in a court of law Lindy is found guilty of murder. With no body, motive, or weapon, why does practically an entire nation conclude that a happily married young couple killed their baby daughter? In this chilling true story, a bereaved mother becomes the most hated woman in Australia.