Video slot: shorts on the politics of water and democracy

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017

New WIFT member Rose Archer is proud to share two documentary shorts she's worked on, which traverse the subjects of New Zealand and international politics.

Water for Gold
Water for Gold tells the alarming story of how international trade law is leading us to trade our most basic rights to clean, safe water for access to gold. This was made through Loading Docs, and premiered at the NZIFF. It's a sister film to Beautiful Democracy.

Beautiful Democracy
Beautiful Democracy is a vibrant exploration of the art and activism surrounding the Pro-Democracy movement in New Zealand. This was made entirely through crowd fundraising. It is a longer documentary short (running at 23 minutes), about New Zealanders finding a way to engage in and defend democracy in New Zealand. Since the film was crowd-fundraised, the makers have released the film online for free so that people can access, and screen, the film with minimal limitations.

Next Up...

A few spots left for Leanne Pooley directing masterclass

Posted Tuesday 21 Mar 2017

Don't miss out! There are only a couple of spaces left for this valuable masterclass, running on Saturday and Sunday...

On March 25 and 26, WIFT member and celebrated filmmaker Leanne Pooley is running a two-day masterclass in Auckland to share the lessons she's learnt in 25 years as a director.

From initial idea to realising the final film, this seminar will cover every stage of the filmmaking process. A NZ Arts Laureate, Leanne has won many awards for her work and had it screened on many international networks - so there will be plenty to learn for even experienced filmmakers.

For more information and to book, email - don't delay!