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Sweet As

Directed by Jub Clerc
2022
Australia
86 minutes
Unclassified 15+
Winner of the NETPAC Award at Toronto Film Festival, this endearing coming of age story follows a 15-year-old Indigenous girl who finds escape and inspiration through photography during a youth-therapy trip in the stunning outback of Western Australia.
This funny yet tender film follows frustrated teenager Murra (Shantae Barnes-Cowan, Total Control) as she seeks temporary refuge with her uncle (Mark Coles Smith, Last Cab to Darwin). To help deal with her situation, he offers her a once in a life-time opportunity: a “photo-safari” across the stunning WA outback. Partially inspired by the director’s own childhood, complete with postcard-perfect landscapes and a road-trip-worthy soundtrack of all-Indigenous artists, this debut feature by Jub Clerc, a Nyul Nyul/Yawuru woman from WA’s Kimberley region is a tender, assured story of growth, acceptance and the journey towards finding oneself.
Clerc presents [a] journey towards enlightenment with a welcome authenticity by never judging her characters or dismissing their fallibilities.
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Fri 10 Feb
7:30pm
Katherine Cinema 3
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Year
2022
Classification
Unclassified 15+
Country
Australia
Language
In English
Director
Jub Clerc
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