Great War Stories series 2 starting on TV3 18 April - 24 April

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

WIFT member Anna Cottrell of AC Productions' seven part series of Great War Stories is starting on TV3's Newshub 18 April - 24 April.

It is Anna's third series for TV3 of mini documentaries telling often searing stories of loss and courage. None celebrate war in any way.

The stories cover - a great grandson reads his great grandfather's love letters. A local author writes a children's story about the tortoise she grew up with. Her relative, a nurse, was given him by a soldier wounded at Gallipoli. And there's the story of NZ's first and only West Indian All Black who played rugby in France near the end of the war.

Antonia Prebble tells the story of the tragic sinking of the troop-carrying ship, the Marquette with New Zealand nurses on board.

Once screened on TV3's Newshub the stories will be available On Demand and on the Culture and Heritage website

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Eye in the Sky Giveaway

Posted Tuesday 12 Apr 2016

The edge of the seat international thriller set on the cutting edge of remotely piloted drone warfare.  Starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman, Aaron Paul and Barkhad Abdi.

View the trailer here:

We have 5 x double passes to EYE IN THE SKY to giveaway.  Just answer this simple question - How old is the girl who enters the kill zone?

Answers only please in subject line to by 5 pm Thursday 14th April.

About the film: EYE IN THE SKY is a smart, politically charged thriller set on the cutting edge of drone warfare. When UK intelligence officer Colonel Katherine Powel (Mirren) discovers the terrorists she is tracking are planning a deadly suicide attack, her mission escalates from "capture" to "kill". American drone pilot Steve Watts (Paul) is poised to engage when, suddenly, a nine-year old girl enters the kill zone. With nuanced performances from a terrific ensemble cast, EYE IN THE SKY deftly explores the ethical conundrum of collateral damage; should one innocent life be sacrificed to save hundreds more? Moving at a heart-racing pace, EYE IN THE SKY takes us into a moral and political minefield in which every decision comes at a steep price.