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Clean featured in the New York Times

Bombito is excited to announce a second collaboration with the New York Times. Documentary ‘Clean’ is available to view on the New York Times Op Docs section, along with an opinion piece penned by director Miranda Stern.





The opinion piece, titled ‘A Final Goodbye to Opiates’, sees Miranda discuss what the documentary means to her personally, and why its subject matter of recovery - as well as how we perceive it - is so important.






Clean on the festival circuit


‘Clean’ has had an incredibly successful run so far, having screened at this year’s Galway Film Fleadh and Palm Springs International ShortFest, as well as winning the Scottish Short Film Award at the 16th edition of the Glasgow Short Film Festival.


The documentary will be screened at three more festivals this year, with its next screening being at the 2023 Indie Street Film Festival on Saturday the 16th of September.


‘Clean’ will also be screened at the 11th edition of DOX RUHR in October and at the BAFTA qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival in November.


The film


A short and personal female-centred documentary about addiction and long-term recovery from it.


Miranda weaves together observational and lyrical elements to take us into the challenging, deeply personal and relatively unknown world of recovery – along with the processes of care that follow in the years after a period of active addiction.


This is one couple’s journey together as they negotiate the world of recovery and how to plan for a future with so much uncertainty in it.



Further information

  • Directed and Edited by Miranda Stern

  • Cinematographer: Julyan Sinclair

  • Producer: Reece Cargan

  • Executive Producer: Sue Bourne

  • Composer: Rotem Frimer

  • Edit Consultant: Emiliano Battista

  • Colourist and Online Editor Karolina Matela

  • Sound Designer: Alina Ushakova

  • Dubbing Mixer: Joseph Russell

Developed, supported and executive produced by the Scottish Documentary Institute's Bridging the Gap programme and Screen Scotland.


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