This documentary from director Costa Botes (The Last Dogs of Winter, Forgotten Silver) explores the life of Angie Meiklejohn. Growing up, Meiklejohn and her siblings spent time in Bert Potter’s alternative lifestyle settlement Centrepoint, where they suffered sexual abuse. Through the lens of Meiklejohn’s experiences as both child and adult, Botes explores the dynamics of abuse, and how its victims are impacted. Says Botes: "whatever her past hurts, Angie is an engaging and loveable human being." Angie debuted at the 2018 New Zealand International Film Festival.
The 'pact' to not talk about what happened inside the commune with anyone outside of it is what defined Centrepoint as a cult rather than a spiritual community, Angie says.– RNZ interview with Angie Meiklejohn, 9 June 2018
Buy Angie on DVD here (New Zealand viewers), Costa Botes' website
World premiere on 29 July 2018 at Auckland's ASB Waterfront Theatre, as part of the NZ International Film Festival
Music by Harley Greene, Podington Bear and Blue Dot Sessions
Closing credits music by Richard Adams, Nigel Gavin and Jonathan Besser