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Bread & Roses

Television (Excerpts) – 1993

PG
Parental Guidance

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 also 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.

Bread and Roses is Preston/Laing's best work yet and ... a wonderful suffrage year tribute to women of New Zealand.
– Helen Martin in Illusions Magazine, 1994

Key Cast & Crew

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Graeme Tetley

Writer

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Sonja Davies

Original Author

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Geneviève Picot

As: Sonja

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Mick Rose

As: Charlie

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Gaylene Preston

Director, Writer, Associate Producer

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Robin Laing

Producer

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Produced by

Preston*Laing Productions