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A Shocking Reminder - Part One

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2012

The first instalment of this two-part documentary chronicles the effects of Christchurch’s September 2010 earthquake on a variety of everyday people. They have seen damage to their city they would never have imagined — houses have been destroyed, liquefaction has entered their vocabulary and the ground beneath their feet can no longer be trusted. Miraculously, there has been no loss of life. As seismologists seek to understand what happened, the interviewees tentatively rebuild disrupted lives, but the fatal quakes of 22 February cruelly derail that recovery.

Thank God it was dark. If you’d seen it in daylight, it would have been even more terrifying.
– Louise Deans on the September quake

Key Cast & Crew

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Robin Shingleton

Director, Narrator

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Veronica McCarthy-de Friez


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Mike Polson


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Scott Behrnes


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Hadlee Wright


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Graham Ritchie


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Produced by

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Paua Productions