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Whitby Film Society 2019 Presents - Sweet Country

  • 2019-01-24 19:45:00

Whitby Film Society

presents

Sweet Country

Australia 2017 Director: warwick Thornton

A film of shocking cruelty and haunting beauty with its tragic tale of tensions in the outback. Set in the 1920s Northern        Territory, it’s a place where white men are traumatised by the heat, hardship and memories of serving the Motherland in the First World War, and where Indigenous Australians are treated with casual racism as virtual plantation field-hands, in a colonial situation close to slavery. Sam works for Fred Smith, a Christian Pioneer who treats all equally. He lends Sam to a drunken newcomer Harry March who believes that raping Indigenous womenfolk is his  prerogative. Eventually, Sam goes on the run into the outback, disappearing into the thrumming, brain-frazzling heat.  A posse of tribally  loyal white men is  gathered to go after him. Slowly, but surely, the Anglo-Saxon order was put in place in the Northern Territory, at a terrible cost for the people who were there first, and indeed for the people doing the displacing themselves. Sweet Country is about a brutal and tragic violence.

 

Whitby Colisium Theatre
Victoria Place
YO21 1EZ Whitby, North Yorkshire

Whitby Film Society 2019 Presents - Sweet Country

IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT WAS IN THE PAST!

Whitby Film Society

presents

Sweet Country

Australia 2017 Director: warwick Thornton

A film of shocking cruelty and haunting beauty with its tragic tale of tensions in the outback. Set in the 1920s Northern        Territory, it’s a place where white men are traumatised by the heat, hardship and memories of serving the Motherland in the First World War, and where Indigenous Australians are treated with casual racism as virtual plantation field-hands, in a colonial situation close to slavery. Sam works for Fred Smith, a Christian Pioneer who treats all equally. He lends Sam to a drunken newcomer Harry March who believes that raping Indigenous womenfolk is his  prerogative. Eventually, Sam goes on the run into the outback, disappearing into the thrumming, brain-frazzling heat.  A posse of tribally  loyal white men is  gathered to go after him. Slowly, but surely, the Anglo-Saxon order was put in place in the Northern Territory, at a terrible cost for the people who were there first, and indeed for the people doing the displacing themselves. Sweet Country is about a brutal and tragic violence.

 

Thursday, 24 January, 2019
IMPORTANT: THIS EVENT WAS IN THE PAST!
19:45
 - 
21:35

Cost:
£6.00

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Whitby Colisium Theatre
Victoria Place
YO21 1EZ Whitby
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