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Richard Turner


Richard Turner’s work as a director began with poetry-based works, pioneering Māori works for television, and Squeeze (1980), New Zealand’s first gay-themed feature. Since then he has made films largely in Australia.

Behind the starched exterior of the state broadcaster was a personality much like my old grand aunties; much more radical and free-thinking than they were ever given credit for. Richard Turner, recalling New Zealand television in the late 70s.