On Friday 6 March, Sydney Film Festival will treat audiences to a special screening of That Sugar Film at Casula Powerhouse.
Labeled “a must-see” by Jamie Oliver, Damon Gameau’s directorial debut takes the audience on a 60-day journey from sugar-free to what many consider a ‘healthy’ 40 teaspoons a day.
This Good Pitch and Travelling Film Festival-supported documentary screened in competition at IDFA (International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam) and was selected for the Berlinale Film Festival. It uncovers the bitter truth about how much sugar is lurking in the most innocuous of foods, and its long-term effects on all that unwittingly consume it. In the vain of Morgan Spurlock’s provocative Supersize Me, the film lifts the lid on the way food is created and marketed to us, and the profoundly detrimental effects sugar has on the body.
Liverpool City Mayor Ned Mannoun believes the film will play an important part in advancing food education in Sydney’s South West: “With obesity rates in South West Sydney at an alarming 62%, That Sugar Film looks like it’s going to be a great eye opener to a lot of people, including myself.”
Sydney Film Festival Director Nashen Moodley said he is delighted to bring this thought-provoking film to Western Sydney audiences: “It’s great to be able to bring such an interesting and dynamic documentary to the screen at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. That Sugar Film is shaping up to be a hit this year, and it is a great privilege to have it screen as part of our new partnership with the Centre.”
Delicious, healthy, sugar-free meals will be available from Casula Powerhouse’s Bellbird Café from 6pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at: http://www.casulapowerhouse.com/programevent/sydney-film-festival-at-casula-powerhouse.aspx