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Russell Campbell

Academic, Director

Russell Campbell has been analysing film and television for more than four decades. A longtime lecturer in film at Victoria University, Campbell’s books include Observations, a volume on New Zealand documentary — a field in which he has extensive first-hand experience.

For the future, I look to films that employ the energy and imagination [Hamish] Keith speaks of to describe our country accurately, pitilessly: that delight in beauty and achievement, but bear witness too to cruelty and injustice ... Russell Campbell in Observations, on the future of New Zealand documentary