Book Launch: Filming of the Colonial Past

30 November 2018 5:30pm

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Otago University Press warmly invites you to celebrate the launch of Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen by Annabel Cooper. The book will be launched by renowned cinematographer Alun Bollinger.

The New Zealand Wars were defining events in the nation’s history. Filming the Colonial Past, an engaging new book from Annabel Cooper, tells a story of filmmakers’ fascination with these conflicts over the past 90 years. From silent screen to smartphone, and from Pākehā adventurers to young Māori songwriters, filmmakers have made and remade the stories of this most troubling past. Each of these productions is a snapshot of a complex cultural moment. In examining this history, Annabel Cooper illuminates a fascinating path of cultural change through successive generations of filmmakers.

Where: University Book Shop, 378 Great King St, Dunedin

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