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Start Again Short Film – 1969 Lifestyle Documentary

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Made by Roger Donaldson for TV, this classic curio chronicles the dawning of the Age of Aquarius in Aotearoa. The film interviews young people who've swapped walk shorts for wigwams, to "start again". There's rebellion against all things "straight" and rejection of the city in favour of getting back to nature. Folk songs are the soundtrack to bearded leaping hippies, outdoor bathing, "group touching", the Blerta bus, and DIY dome housing. Counter-culture aplenty is counterpointed by 1984-style scenes of masked marchers as the "silent majority".

Key Cast & Crew

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Warwick Brock

Producer

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Bob Harvey

Producer

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David Tossman

Editor

Produced by

  • Aardvark Films
  • Daisy Films

Rights

The copyright for this title is held by Bob Harvey.

Music

Music by Martin Hope and John Donaghue