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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]

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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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Cowboys & Communists

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 52 & 64 mins
Year: 2007
Rating: [M]

The lives of a cowboy and a communist collide when Walter Potts, an artist and chef from LA opens his late night burlesque burger bar, ‘White Trash Fast Food’ in the bottom floor of an East Berlin apartment block where Horst Woitalla has lived since the Communist era.

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Horst is determined to take back some of his power and close down ‘White Trash Fast Food’.

Cowboys and Communists is the a snapshot of contemporary Berlin – the story of two clashing political systems, the collapse and aftermath of Communism, the tragedy of Bush’s America and the difference between Sauerkraut and cheeseburgers.

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An Island Calling

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 2008
Rating: [M]

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On July 1, 2001, John Scott and his partner Greg Scrivener were killed in their home in Suva Fiji…

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John, from an old European-Fiji family and educated in New Zealand, was the Director-General of the Fiji Red Cross and worked as a go-between in the hostage crisis during the coup of 2000. This feature documentary is based on the book “Deep Beyond the Reef” by John’s brother Owen, and traces the extraordinary and colourful story of the Scott family, the political crises that have marked Fiji’s recent history right up to the present day, the killings and their aftermath, and the complex mix of tribal authority and democracy that exists in the Pacific. The project was funded by New Zealand on Air, TV3, SBS-TV and the Sundance Institute.

Winner, Best Documentary, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008
Winner, Achievement in Camera, Qantas Film and Television Awards 2008

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A Civilised Society

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 105 mins
Year: 2006

This is the untold story of the epic struggle between teachers and the radical right during the 1980s and 1990s.

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In 1984 free market zealots took power intent on transforming public education. Schools were to be run as a business competing in the marketplace. Teachers passionately opposed this dog-eat-dog vision and battle was joined over the transfer of teachers’ unemployment from central government to schools, a process called ‘Bulk Funding’.

This is our history told from the front-line – parents, teachers and politicians,. We see archive footage of Treasury officials confidently espousing their theories, and ministers like Lockwood Smith forcing the changes. Board of Trustees wrestle with weighty decisions, while teachers march out of classrooms and onto the streets. Those ultimately affected – the students – face an increasingly unequal system. The struggle intensifies.

From the makers of Someone Else’s Country and In a Land of Plenty, this is the third feature documentary in a loose trilogy examining the New Right revolution in New Zealand. It is the essential viewing for all those wanting to understand the forces that continue to transform our way of life.

SKU 004003

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