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Christchurch 1974 Short Film (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary

Christchurch 1974

Short Film (Full Length) – 1970 Documentary

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This National Film Unit film visits Christchurch roughly four years before the main event, to promote the city’s readiness to host the Commonwealth Games. A comical potted history of New Zealand precedes a montage of young women cycling around Canterbury environs and a split screen catalogue of NZ tourist attractions, before getting into a survey of the venues. As the opening demonstrates, “there’s always a traditional welcome awaiting our friends!” In 1973 the NFU completed a second film called Christchurch 74, before covering the games themselves in the feature-length Games 74

Key Cast & Crew

John King

Director, Editor, Writer - Commentary

Ron Bowie

Producer

Philip Liner

Narrator

We New Zealanders warmly invite you to come and play and stay with us down in the Pacific, where there’s always a traditional welcome awaiting our friends!
– Narrator Philip Liner