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Movie Screening 22 Feb: Finding Dawn

Date: Wednesday 22nd February (tomorrow)
Time: 6pm
Where: HSB2, University of Auckland
Film: Finding Dawn (73 mins)
Director: Christine Welsh
Synopsis: FINDING DAWN puts a human face on a tragedy that has received precious little attention – and one which is surprisingly similar to the situation in Ciudad Juarez, on the other side of the U.S. border. Dawn Crey, Ramona Wilson and Daleen Kay Bosse are just three of the estimated 500 Aboriginal women who have gone missing or been murdered in Canada over the past 30 years. Acclaimed Métis filmmaker Christine Welsh embarks on an epic journey to shed light on these murders and disappearances that remain unresolved to this day. She begins at Vancouver’s skid row where more than 60 poor women disappeared and travels to the “Highway of Tears” in northern British Columbia where more than two dozen women (all but one Native) have vanished.

All welcome

Pacific Voices DVD

You can now check out the new PACIFIC VOICES DVD online. Watch it yourself and then help spread the word about this very welcome documentary by the AIDS Foundation.

“Sexual minorities are some of the communities most at risk of HIV and are often the silent voices in the Pacific. Research shows that the development of inclusive, strong and supportive communities and organisations is essential for building an HIV resilient New Zealand and Pacific. ‘Pacific Voices’ provides this opportunity for Pacific People to speak up and be heard.”

http://www.getiton.co.nz/pasifika/pacific-voices-dvd/ ( length 24:43)

Seeking 2nd Generation LGBT Asian Kiwis for Documentary

Notable Pictures is working on a new documentary series, Both Worlds, and currently looking for potential stories for the show, ( for 1.5 or 2 generation of Asian Gay, Lesbian, Bi-sexual or transgender) on 1.5 and 2nd generation kiwis (who moved to NZ while they were teenagers or younger), who are aged between approximately 15 – 35 years old

They’ll be someone with an interesting story, who’d be good on camera as they’ll need to sustain a full half hour episode. They need to clearly be straddling two worlds and preferably have some kind of big event coming up in their lives that they’d be open to sharing on television. For example, a wedding, making their debut in a stage show, their band is putting out their first album, they’re looking for a husband / wife in an unusual way, they’re really active in their community or other organisations such as Rainbow Youth, Shakti, Greenpeace… they may be politically active, a sports person, maybe their relatives from their home country are moving over here or coming for a visit and they haven’t seen them in a long time and now live quite different lives. Or they’re about to start at a new school. Unexpected stories will be the most interesting. Below is a little brief, if you or someone you know might be interested, let me know and feel free to pass on this email.

BOTH WORLDS is a 10 part documentary series to screen on New Zealand broadcaster TV3, exploring personal stories of 1.5 and 2nd generation New Zealanders. Our cameras will spend time with one person per episode, tapping into the concerns, hopes and fears this generation faces, as they try to balance their lives with a foot in two worlds, that of their cultural heritage and their Kiwi identity.

Giving the series a 21st century twist, we’ll also give participants a small and flexible handycam so they may record their thoughts, feelings and opinions as well as providing perspective on life within their community.

Do you know anyone in your community who is 1.5 or 2nd generation, with a great story to tell that fits into the Both Worlds brief? If so, we’d love to hear from them with a view to having them contribute to our innovative new show.

Phone: 09 973 5731 / 021 116 2659 or email angelique@notablepictures.com

Inside NZ Documentary on Child Poverty 22 Nov 2011

Pre-Election Documentary on Child Poverty



TV3, Tuesday 22nd November 7.30pm

Child Poverty Action Group is pleased to inform you of this important and timely documentary about Child Poverty in New Zealand.   While the programme focuses on the Porirua and Wellington regions, it is informed by many interviews gathered across the country including those with CPAG executive members in Whangarei, Auckland and Wellington.

If you missed it, you can watch the documentary online here. 

“It’s a Mad Mad World” now available to watch online!

Congratulations Morningside Productions and Mind and Body Consultants on an incredible documentary valuing the experience of mental distress. You might recognise Miriam as one of the six people featured in this documentary talking about the value of their experiences. 

The half hour documentary, in 2 parts is now available to watch online here –

It’s a Mad Mad World Part 1

Its a Mad Mad World Part 2