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Annie Goldson: Award-winning documentary filmmaker...

ScreenTalk Interviews – 2013

Annie Goldson, NZOM, is probably New Zealand's most award-laden documentary filmmaker. She is known for her thought-provoking feature-length documentaries Punitive Damage, Georgie Girl, An Island Calling, and Brother Number One. Goldson’s recent documentary He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan (made with Kay Ellmers) looks at New Zealand’s longest millitary engagement.

In this ScreenTalk, Goldson talks about:

  • Working with ‘terrorists’ and ‘militants’ in the Counterterror documentaries
  • The challenge of dealing with the Dili massacre in Punitive Damage 
  • How daily diaries helped shape Georgina Beyer documentary Georgie Girl
  • Filming morally complex documentary An Island Calling
  • The impact that post-traumatic stress had on filming Brother Number One
  • A series of prescient questions in He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan

This video was first uploaded on 4 November 2013, 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