Directed by Jub Clerc | Australia | 2022 | 87 mins
Unclassified 15+ | Sat 14 Jan 2023 | 7:30pm
In remote Pilbara country in Western Australia, troubled 16 year old Indigenous girl, Murra, finds herself abandoned after an explosive incident with her drug fuelled mother. On the cusp of being lost in the Child Protection system, an unusual lifeline is thrown her way by her uncle Ian, the local cop, in the form of a unique Photo Safari. Before Murra knows it, she is careening down a dusty highway with a minibus full of ‘at risk’ teens and two charismatic team leaders.
Sweet As is the debut feature film from Indigenous writer/ director Jub Clerc, inspired by her own journey of becoming a filmmaker. An uplifting life-affirming coming-of-age road movie about unconventional friendships, first crushes and finding who you are on the road less travelled.
Winner of a Bright Horizons Award at the 2022 Melbourne International Film Festival and NETPAC Award at the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival.
Screening at A&I Hall, 3 Station Street Bangalow