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Inspired by real events, the final screening in the free Unsettled Film Series is the AAACTA Best Film Award winning drama, Sweet Country. The film follows the story of Sam, a middle-aged Aboriginal farmhand, after his life takes a dramatic turn following a violent and fatal altercation with a white station owner.

Set in 1929 in the sparsely populated outback of the Northern Territory, Sweet Country follows Sam and his wife Lizzie as they are forced to flee into the outback, navigating glorious but harsh desert country. The couple are relentlessly pursued by a posse of landowners, led by the local lawman Sergeant Fletcher and aided by an Aboriginal tracker, Archie.

Following a tumultuous race through the bush, the film culminates in Sam’s murder trial where the true details of the killing begin to surface and the community finally questions whether justice is really being served.

Rated MA15+


Event entry is free, registrations are a must.



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