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Sweet Country

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 4:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

An outback western inspired by real events, Warwick Thornton’s Sweet Country is a story of personal conviction and settler justice set in the stark panoramas of Australia’s Northern Territory. Justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down. Although his film takes place in 1929, Thornton’s central concerns about colonialism, law, and power have a compelling contemporary resonance.

“The story is both fresh and archetypal; the landscape both hard and delicate - and beautifully observed.” - Kate Taylor, The Globe and Mail

Western Canada Premier.


  • Directed by Warwick Thornton
  • 2017, Australia
  • 114 minutes
  • Parental Guidance Advised
Sweet Country

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