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Subgenre Sampler

Sheilas: 28 Years OnSheilas: 28 Years On (2004) Recommended
Dir. Annie Goldson, Dawn Hutchesson
Utilising the approach of Michael Apted's 7–UP films, this features encounters with the participants of the 1976 New Zealand TV series 'Women'…
Backyard Science (2003)
A likeable demonstration of the basic principles of science, with four Australian kids finding all they need in the kitchen, garage, and the garden…
Last Post, TheLast Post, The (2003)
Dir. Dan Cleary, James Hollings
A documentary of local significance, yet universal application, charting the last week of operations for the long–running Wellington newspaper…
Pyramid - Beyond Imagination (2003)
Dir. Jonathan Stamp
Feat. Omar Sharif
Short study concerning the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the largest manmade structures on the planet. Inside the dramatic framework of one worker's…
Berlusconi's Mousetrap (2002)
Dir. Aaron Rip
Eye–witness, partisan account of the G8 summit in Genoa, Italy, which led to serious clashes between police and protesters (leaving one dead…
Children of GallipoliChildren of Gallipoli (2002)
Dir. Anna Cottrell
Interesting documentary interviews the grandchildren of four combatants in the ANZAC Gallipoli campaign of WWI – involving Turkish and New…
Finest Hour (2002)
Dir. Nick Read
In–depth and atmospheric study of the ‘Battle of Britain’, the crucial air war of WWII fought over England in 1940. Gripping…
In a Land of PlentyIn a Land of Plenty (2002) Recommended
Dir. Alister Barry
Described as ‘the story of unemployment in New Zealand,’ this serves as a strong companion piece for SOMEONE ELSE'S COUNTRY, dir. Barry’s…
Lost Dinosaurs, TheLost Dinosaurs, The (2002)
Dir. Bryan Bruce
The true story of Joan Wiffen who in 1975 discovered dinosaur bones in the remote Mangahuanga Stream (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand). Returning to the…
Only the Strong SurviveOnly the Strong Survive (2002) Recommended
Dir. Chris Hegedus, D.A. Pennebaker
Warm and intelligent appreciation of several of the soul–music legends of the 1960s and 70s by a veteran documentary team. Based around a…

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