This short film follows the efforts of schoolgirl Nina to recover her red clogs, a cherished birthday gift from her Yugoslavian nana. Nina lost the shoes playing hopscotch at school; she follows muddy footprints to find the thieves, where a playground insult prompts her to question her identity. The story was inspired by first time filmmaker Annalise Patterson's own upbringing, where her family didn't acknowledge either its Māori or 'Dally' heritage. 'Dallies' largely came to New Zealand from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia (formerly a part of Yugoslavia).
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Television, 1994 (Full Length)
A doco on Kiwis who emigrated from the Dalmatian coast of Croatia
Television, 1992 (Full Length Episode)
Black Bitch actress Lisa Crittenden utters an iconic line
Short Film, 2006 (Full Length)
A shipwrecked Dalmatian Kiwi story
Short Film, 1978 (Full Length)
A doco featuring Kauri-scaling Dalmatian gum-diggers
Television, 1996 (Full Length)
A Niki Caro documentary on shoe obsessed people
Short Film, 1997 (Full Length)
Another short film with symbolic shoes
Television, 1994 (Excerpts)
Also features Kiwi Dalmatian history
Short Film, 2003 (Full Length)
Also directed by Annalise Patterson