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The World – Population 1300

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1982
Rating: Exempt

This documentary records the Centenary of Martinborough – now world famous for its fine wines, but then a sleepy town on the road to nowhere – the first vines were just being planted.

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Based on recollections of some of the then 1300 citizens, this film shows that small towns everywhere are always subject to the whim of the world – until Easter 1982 when the centre of the universe became Martinborough itself.

SKU 042004

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One Man and the Sea

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 25 mins
Year: 1984
Rating: Exempt

This 1984 film shows the successful experiments by New Zealand Artist Michael Smither in rebuilding eroding beaches using driftwood.

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Coastal erosion is a world-wide problem – Michael’s proven trials in New Plymouth are one solution.

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SKU 042001

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Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years – Episode 4

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Episode Four: Life and Death

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 49 mins
Year: 2013

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Well-known New Zealand artist Michael Smither revisits two unfinished paintings and scores a lament for the Pike River miners.

The first painting is from a sketch in oils, after witnessing an invigorating event whilst strolling down the nearby beach at Otama.

The second painting has a darker ancestry, based on a bloodthirsty legend from the town of Gubbio.

The music Michael wrote is for a poem penned by a friend.

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Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years – Episode 3

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Episode Three: Into Perspective

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Year: 2011

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In which Michael completes a musical work, develops an old rock painting into new, and reflects on major works of art completed during a turning point in his life.

SKU 042009

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Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years – Episode 2

Price: NZ$35.95

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Episode Two: Artist in Residence

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 42 mins
Year: 2010

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In which Michael explores his home territory in search of whitebait; opens his house to the public; and completes a commissioned painting.

SKU 042008

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Michael Smither: The Next Ten Years – Episode 1

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Episode One: Shared Harmonics

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 42 mins
Year: 2009

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In which Michael prepares for his final dealer exhibition and plans for the future…

This is the first DVD in a series following Michael as he completes unfinished personal art; develops conservation projects; sculpts; composes music; and paints just what he likes.

SKU 042007

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