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Synopsis

Directed by Hugh Macdonald, This is New Zealand was made to promote the country at Expo '70 in Osaka, Japan. An ambitious concept saw iconic NZ imagery — panoramas, nature, Māori culture, sport, industry — projected on three adjacent screens that together comprised one giant widescreen. A rousing orchestral score (Sibelius's Karelia Suite) backed the images. Two million people saw it in Osaka, and over 350,000 New Zealanders saw on its homecoming theatrical release. It was remastered by Park Road Post in 2007. This excerpt is the first three minutes of the film.

Credits (13)

 Hugh Macdonald
 Ron Bowie
 David H Fowler

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Comments (35)

 jackson

jackson

time for another remastering (4K ?) and high definition release !

 Paul Baker

Paul Baker

I liked this as a young boy when I saw it in Wellington's Embassy Theater in 1970 ans still think it shows the best of NZ. Pity it couldn't get a rerun in the Theater again or on Television so that more young New Zealander's could get exposure to it, and see what the country has to offer. This is a very motivational film! Well done those who created it all those years ago.

 Stephen Reed

Stephen Reed

Shown at the Odeon Theatre, Tuam Street in Christchruch.
Stephen

 Jenni

Jenni

Saw this in Christchurch. Can't remember which theatre. I was twelve years old. The theatre may well be have been destroyed in the earthquake. I was so moved by the movie and have never forgotten it.
Thrilled to be able to purchase a copy!

 Steven

Steven

Yes!
Ordered this. From Hugh Macdonald's site (above). Waiting at the mailbox will never be more fun!

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Included in:

 National Film Unit Collection

Awards

Festivals include
1970 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival