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Margaret Moth


Margaret Moth was the first female camera operator to be employed by state television in New Zealand. Her natural curiosity and desire to experience history as it unfolded led her from a career in local news and documentaries to working for American cable channel CNN, documenting war zones and major international events from Kosovo to Kuwait. 

Most of humanity are what I would call 'herd animals'— she’s the antithesis of a herd animal, she’s a solo artist. Margaret Moth’s surgeon Dr Paul Petty, in 2009 documentary Fearless - The Margaret Moth Story