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Haunting Douglas

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 70 mins
Year: 2003

Haunting Douglas is a documentary about Douglas Wright; choreographer, dancer, artist.

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From Tuakau New Zealand to the stages of New York, Douglas’s journey has included drugs, alcohol, illness and accolades. Haunting Douglas is a portrait of a great artist and features excerpts from his extraordinary body of work.

“Wright expresses himself in bitingly enunciated paradoxes, reaching us again and again, now that his body refuses to dance, with the vital, lucid artistry of his words. I can think of no more appreciative, perceptive or powerful documentary portrait of an artist in New Zealand than this.”
Bill Gosden – New Zealand International Film Festival

“…a sad and a triumphant story, at times darkly hilarious. Resilience of spirit is palpable, even though the face is gaunt with sorrow…Profoundly moving, the film is intense, like both its subject and its maker…Pooley pulls together many threads to help us understand and appreciate this dance-maker at work.”
Jennifer Shennan – The Dominion Post

“A benchmark in arts documentaries.”
Jill Sykes – The Sydney Morning Herald

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Georgie Girl

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 70 mins
Year: 2001
Rating: [PG]

Not available in North America.

The life story of Georgina Beyer, born George, a Maori (indigenous) transsexual and former sex-worker, who recently was elected to the New Zealand Government by a largely white, rural electorate, making her a world first.

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AWARDS AND FESTIVALS

Best Film, NZ Media Peace Awards, Best Documentary Sydney Intl Film Festival, Audience Award, Creteil International Film Festival, Excellence in Documentary Award, Frameline International Film Festival, Best Documentary, Hawaii International Film Festival.

Official Selection into Hotdocs Canadian Intl Documentary Festival, Frameline Intl Film Festival, Sheffield Documentary Festival, Melbourne Intl Film Festival, Los Angeles Film Festival, Pusan Intl Film Festival and Margaret Mead Film Festival.

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