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Bread & Roses Film (Excerpts) – 1993 Documentary Drama

Bread & Roses

Film (Excerpts) – 1993 Documentary Drama

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Made to mark 100 years of women's suffrage in New Zealand, Bread & Roses tells the story of pioneering trade unionist, politician and feminist Sonja Davies (1923 - 2005), who rose to prominence in the 1940s and 50s. Directed by Gaylene Preston and co-written by Graeme Tetley, the acclaimed three-hour production played on television screens and got a limited cinema release. Australian actor Geneviève Picot (as Sonja Davies) and Mick Rose (as her husband) won gongs for their roles at the 1994 NZ Film and TV Awards. Bianca Zander writes about Bread & Roses here.

Warm, generous, and moving to a fault, this superbly mounted evocation of a life and an era slips through its epic length without a hint of a stumble.
– Costa Botes in an Onfilm review, 1993

Produced by

Preston*Laing Productions

Availability

Available on DVD from Gaylene Preston Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air, Television New Zealand, 1993 Suffrage Centennial Year Trust, the New Zealand Film Commission and Beyond Distribution

Music

Music by John Charles.
Closing track 'Bread and Roses' sung by Lisa Schou, composed by J Oppenheim and M Farina