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Ans Westra - Private Journeys / Public Signposts

Television (Full Length) – 2006

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Private Journeys / Public Signposts turns the camera on photographer Ans Westra. Dutch emigree Westra has captured iconic images of New Zealanders since the late 1950s, expressively observing Aotearoa societal changes, particularly Māori urban drift. This film explores her remarkable life and work, and includes commentary from family and friends, fellow photographers, and colleagues, as well as discussion of the Washday at the Pa controversy. Luit Bieringa, curator of Westra's retrospective photo exhibition, directed the film, his first. 

Key Cast & Crew

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John Irwin

Cinematographer, Editor, Sound Recordist

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Luit Bieringa

Director

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Jan Bieringa

Producer

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Philippa Mossman

Network Executive

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Gaylene Preston

Consultant

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Jeremy Cullen

Sound Mix

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Acknowledgements

Funded by NZ On Air, TV One, and Air New Zealand

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