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Kim Webby: From TV news to social justice documentaries...

Interview – 2015

Kim Webby cut her story-telling teeth as a TVNZ reporter on One News. She moved on to consumer affairs show Fair Go and then 60 Minutes. After that, Webby began directing documentaries for both TVNZ and Māori Television. Her latest work is the feature length documentary The Price of Peace, which concludes the story about the 2007 police raids on Rautoki.

In this ScreenTalk, Webby talks about:

  • Learning the craft of story-telling in TVNZ’s newsroom 
  • Enjoying fighting for the underdog on Fair Go
  • Loving the edginess of late night show Newsnight
  • How being annoyed by a politician helped convince her to produce Asia Downunder
  • Facing anger in Waitara while shooting documentary Steven Wallace 
  • How a sense of unease about the police raids led to the making of October 15 
  • The long path of creating feature-length Tame Iti documentary The Price of Peace
  • How her perspective on the story changed over time
This video was first uploaded on 9 November 2015, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
Interview, Camera and Editing – Andrew Whiteside