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Sonja de Friez

Director, Reporter

Reporter turned director Sonja de Friez made her mark filing stories on health and the arts, during six years at TV3. In the same period she began directing, and helmed documentaries about Margaret Mahy and painter Grahame Sydney. These days de Friez makes information-based online content, mainly for Government departments — and also reviews books for RNZ National’s Nine to Noon Programme.

At last! A documentary that reflects a range of points of view, displays good background research and sheds light on a contentious subject ... Up for Parole is a model of documentary filmmaking... Trevor Agnew, reviewing Up for Parole in The Press, May 2005