Just been watching the documentary “Helen” about Helen Clark past and present. Pretty damn good. For me it was a bit of a blast from the past. I started volunteering for her in Mt Albert in 1989. But I suspect that the same will be true for most people who have been aware of politics in NZ over the last 3 decades. Those images of Muldoon and Douglas were kind of creepy.
Helen is a documentary that explores the life and political story of former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark.
Interweaving period archive and intimate interviews with contemporary footage of Helen Clark at her job at the United Nations, Helen tells the inside story of the woman who broke the mould, in her own words and those of her family, friends, colleagues, critics and political opponents. Her story takes us from a farm in the Waikato, to a flash job in New York. It’s both an extraordinary story and a very Kiwi one.
Auckland SUN 1 JUN 11am Q Theatre Q&A
SAT 7 JUN 9pm Roxy Cinema
SUN 15 JUN 11:30am Roxy Cinema
For those of you who aren’t aware of it, the Documentary Edge is a film festival about local and overseas documentaries. Well worth looking at.