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Clare

Price: from NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 92 mins
Year: 2001

Directed by Yvonne McKay and written and produced by Dave Gibson, Clare is a 92-minute telefeature that tells the true story of a woman who took on the New Zealand medical establishment.

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For fifteen years Clare Matheson attended National Women’s Hospital in Auckland where she was unwittingly part of a study that would become known as ‘The Unfortunate Experiment’.

When she was eventually diagnosed by a private specialist as having cervical cancer she began a fight that would end in a nine month public inquiry headed by Dame Sylvia Cartwright.

Based on Clare Matheson’s book, Fate Cries Enough, Clare is a powerful and uplifting story of one woman’s fight for justice.

Clare features Robyn Malcolm in the title role and John Bach as Dr Herbert Green.

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SKU 024006

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Aftershock

Price: NZ$52.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 98 mins
Year: 2008

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The film ‘Aftershock’ follows the fortunes of four groups of people in the minutes, hours and days after Wellington is destroyed by “the big one” – a magnitude 8.2 earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Buried office workers who must pull together; strangers, caught by the tsunami on the ruined motorway, who put themselves in danger to save another; a mother who must reunite her family; and, at the centre of the rescue operation, the controller bunkered down at the Wellington Emergency Management Office.

SKU: 024024

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1nite

Price: NZ$26.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 82 mins
Year: 2004
Rating: [M]

Set in and around Auckland’s Karangahape Road, the storyline revolves around four separate journeys taking place over one night.

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The main journey focuses on a young immigrant Sikh taxi driver who struggles to sustain his optimistic view of the opportunities New Zealand provides, while in a bar two old friends get drunk together and uncover bitter feelings and rivalries. We also watch as a good samaritan recovering from a recent breakup supposedly helps out a crippled ex-cop, and a prostitute’s night is made that much more difficult by her obsessively watchful boyfriend.

A handheld miniDV camera and the improvised dialogue are two of the components that help 1nite capture the exciting street dynamic within a 24-hour timeline, creating an urgency as the plots evolves.

1nite
Urban insomniacs on the road “Impressing with its deceptive simplicity and ability to surprise, a low-budget drama by immigrant film-makers covers dusk till dawn on Auckland’s K Rd
– Peter Calder, New Zealand Herald

1nite is the award winning debut digital feature film from director Amarbir Singh. Premiering at the Auckland International Film Festival in July 2004, 1nite played to full houses and received rave reviews. Peter Calder, in the New Zealand Herald newspaper, said; “Stylistically, it recalls early Jim Jarmusch or Paul Auster’s Smoke. But the Bombay-born Singh, who arrived here only seven years ago, has an immigrant’s watchful alertness to the particularities of his new home, he and (the cameraman) Cristobal Araus Lobos, a Chilean émigré, put a distinctively local stamp on the genre, …an accomplished and entertaining film.

SKU 035001

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