Kia ora mai
I am a great believer in the power of good documentary to shed light on issues within our own community and also for the way it opens our eyes to the wider world. A documentary may challenge our perceptions and commonly-held beliefs and lead to greater understanding between people. The importance of documenting our own stories shouldn’t be underestimated, not just because they are stories that need to be told but also because they provide a wonderful archive for future generations. A healthy documentary-making culture is a reflection of a healthy society. Always thoughtful, provocative, stimulating, entertaining, these will be hours of viewing well spent!
Enjoy the festival!