"The Art of Recovery"

Review: ‘The Art of Recovery’

The rebuilding of a city begins first with the reviving of its spirit. Directed by Peter Young and produced by Tracy Roe, “The Art of Recovery” chronicles the period following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake when creative entrepreneurs and artists injected new energy into the heart of the city quieted by destruction. A personal film for […]

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Interview: Director Peter Young on ‘The Art of Recovery’

Kiwi filmmaker Peter Young knows what makes a city worthwhile. Following the 2011 earthquake that destroyed much of central Christchurch and killed 185 people, Young began documenting the community-led efforts of artists and entrepreneurs who together helped raise the spirits of South Island’s most populous city through their acts of kindness, generosity, and on-going creative […]

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Doc Highlight: ‘Mister Sunshine’

Directed by Eldon Booth and produced by Alex Lovell of Run Charlie Films, “Mister Sunshine” is the captivating three-minute Loading Docs’ short about Larry Woods, a former millionaire from the United States turned Auckland, New Zealand’s, most popular shoeshine man. It’s easy to see why this short has quickly become one of the top viewed […]

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Doc Highlight: ‘Blood Sugar’ Directed by Joe Hitchcock

Over the next two weeks Documentary Drive will be spotlighting a few of the great 2016 short films produced by the New Zealand-based documentary initiative Loading Docs. Each year, with support from the NZ On Air Digital Media Fund and the New Zealand Film Commission, Loading Docs releases a collection of unique three-minute-long documentaries centered […]

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Interview: Bertie Plaatsman on the Making and Stories of ‘Building One’

The places we spend time stay with us long after we’ve left. The schools we’ve attended. The houses we’ve lived. The places we’ve worked. Where we’ve had fun. Where we’ve been sick. Where we met who. And where we were when. “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us,” Winston Churchill famously said […]

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