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Gender Issues

Sheilas: 28 Years On

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 70 mins
Year: 2004
Rating: [PG]

Following a 7-Up formula, this documentary is a history of second wave feminism in New Zealand, based around a number of women who appeared in the 1976 documentary Women at the radical height of the women’s movement.

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They include Donna Awatere-Huata, Aloma Parker, Merata Mita, Marcia Russell, Sandi Hall and Miriam Cameron.

A study guide, designed to assist secondary school curriculum, is available through the TVNZ website, www.tvnz.co.nz

AWARDS AND FESTIVALS:

Winner, Best Documentary, Commonwealth Film Festival, Manchester 2005

Young at Heart Film Festival 2006 Sydney Commonwealth Film Festival, 2005 Manchester England Women in Film and Television International Festival, DOCNZ Intl Documentary Film Festival, NZ Intl Film Festival, Melbourne Intl Film Festival.

SKU 022003

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Intersexion

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins
Year: 2011

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Intersex is not uncommon, it’s just unheard of:
one in 2,000 babies is born with ambiguous genitalia and doctors cannot easily answer the question: is it a boy or a girl?

In this groundbreaking documentary intersex individuals from around the world reveal the secrets of their unconventional lives.

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Georgie Girl

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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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Backroom Troubles

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1998
Rating: [PG]

A history of illegal abortion in New Zealand.

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Spanning a period of fifty years, women who could be our mothers, sisters, daughters or grandmothers talk frankly about the circumstances that drive them to seek illegal abortions and the often traumatic results. Interwoven with historical photographs and newsreel footage, the stories expose how the reality of women’s lives were counterposed to what was socially and morally expected of them.

Moving, shocking, and frequently ironical, this is the only documentary to explore the unchartered territory of illegal abortion in New Zealand.

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