Pooley doco will premiere NZIFF

Posted Wednesday 24 Jun 2020

Pooley doco will premiere NZIFF

Another doco to have its world premiere at the NZIFF this year is The Girl On The Bridge. Directed by Leanne Pooley, produced by Cass Avery, Alex Reed and edited by Margot Francis, the doco tells the story of mental health activist Jazz Thornton's journey to overcome a suicidal past and help others with their struggles, and the personal cost of her advocacy.

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Loimata: The Sweetest Tears to premiere at NZIFF

Loimata: The Sweetest Tears to premiere at NZIFF

Posted Wednesday 24 Jun 2020

Anna Marbrook's Loimata, The Sweetest Tears, will also have its world premiere at the NZIFF. Executive produced by Dame Gaylene Preston with cinematography by Jess Charlton, Marbrook's documentary takes us with her dying friend, the extraordinary ocean-going waka captain, Lilo Ema Siope on an emotional healing journey, and is an intimate exploration of a family shattered by shame working courageously to liberate themselves from the shackles of the past.

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