Posts Tagged ‘Documentary’

LouIs Theroux’s special guest for NZ Live Show

Thursday, September 26th, 2019

Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, the subject of some of Louis’ most famous documentaries, will make a special appearance with Louis on stage in Auckland. Phelps-Roper is the granddaughter of Fred Phelps, founder of the Westboro Baptist Church known for picketing funerals of U.S. service members. Since leaving the Read more

Documentary: How church tithing affected a family

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

The New Zealand International Film Festival programme page for Mafile‘o’s first feature should come with a warning: it will tug hard at your heartstrings. It’s showing at the local festival as it moves around the country following screenings in the indigenous section of the Berlin International Film Festival in February and the Los Angeles Asian Read more

Documentary – Sexual Revolution and Humanae Vitae

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
humanae vitae

A new documentary Sexual Revolution: 50 Years Since Humanae Vitae was shown in Rome in early October in conjunction with Blessed Paul VI’s canonisation. The NZ premiere of the documentary, sponsored by the Catholic Enquiry Centre, will be shown as part of the Family Banquet Conference next month. The documentary seeks to explain the fallout of Read more

New documentary “Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” trailer out

Monday, May 14th, 2018

A new documentary about Pope Francis by film-maker Wim Wenders shows Francis telling his own story. Francis looks directly into the camera as though he’s having a conversation with the audience. The documentary will be released in the US on 18 May. Read more

Stations of the Cross in story about migrant workers in Southland

Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Bill Morris, is a freelance film-maker, musician, writer, and photographer. Lottie Hedley is a freelance photographer. They are writing a story about Southland’s migrant communities for New Zealand Geographic. On Good Friday they joined a group taking part in the Stations of the Cross in Lumsden. This is the seventh time Filipino Catholics from throughout Southland Read more

World premiere of documentary about strengthening of St Mary of Angels

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
a test of faith

A Test of Faith had its world premiere at the Embassy Theatre in Wellington on Thursday. The feature-length documentary is about the seismic strengthening of St Mary of the Angels church in central Wellington. Parish priest Father Barry Scannell, who features in the film, says it “beautifully captures” the scale and challenges of the $9.5 million rebuild. Read more

Controversial documentary on PNG land deal gets wide audience

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

What began as a student film project finally had its Australian home premiere at the Human Rights Film Festival last month. It has also been screened at the DocEdge film festivals in Wellington and Auckland. Hollie Fifer’s film The Opposition won the Grand Prize at the International Pacific Documentary Film Festival, FIFO, in French Polynesia, Read more

Former Gloriavale member: “Good and bad things and people exist in all communities”

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Ben Canaan is disappointed there are so many sensationalised accounts of Gloriavale. He thought the documentary aire late last month A Woman’s Place, which aired in late July, “accurately portrayed” parts of the community, but did not ask the hard questions. He said good and bad things and people existed in all communities, but the Read more

Vatican dismisses documentary on JPII relationship

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

The Vatican has distanced itself from a BBC documentary expected to examine the relationship between St John Paul II and a married woman. The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II was due to be aired on Monday on the BBC’s Panorama programme. Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, a Polish-born American philosopher, worked on a translation of one Read more

New doco drama – how raids harmed Tūhoe lives

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

A new documentary entitled The Price of Peace goes beyond the surface into the world of Tame Iti, and takes a different approach to telling the story of the Tūhoe raids. Award-winning director and co-producer Kim Webby says she wanted to show all sides of Tame Iti. “I knew him differently. I knew him as Read more