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Young men are dying in high speed, single vehicle crashes, crumpled in metal coffins, on lonely rural roads. Why do they die? Why do they live? Speed is hypnotic. Risk is freedom. Cars can become weapons.

The biggest killer of young men in Australia is car crashes. The state with the highest rate of road fatalities is the island of Tasmania.

DRIVE is not just a film about death, it is a film about identity. It is about the rites of passage young Australian men face on their journey to adulthood - gaining a driver’s license and the legal right to drink alcohol.

Scattered across the picturesque North West Coast of Tasmania are memorials to those who have died on the roads. These sites are often well maintained over many years by those who can’t forget. Amidst this grief that’s tearing communities apart are the young men’s peers, still grappling with their own future and identity.

Barren rural poverty, the wild ocean winds of the roaring forties and small industrial towns permeate the landscape. Grief spreads like an epidemic to the sound of testosterone fuelled beat boxing, emotive string harmonics and the rush of lap-steel rock ‘n’ roll.

The Drive documentary was highly successful winning awards and screening around the world. Some highlights include an Accolade Film Award, an Indie Fest Award of Excellence, Special Mention AIDC F4 Film Festival; Finalist ATOM Awards, Finalist Sydney Film Festival, Finalist ADG Awards; Official Selection Buster Copenhagen International Children's Film Festival, Official Selection Melbourne International Film Festival, Official Selection DMZ Korean International Documentary Festival, NFSA Big Screen Festival screening, TRA Junction 2010 screening and Official Selection Iran International Documentary Festival.

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