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Helen Kelly - Together Film (Trailer) – 2019 Documentary

Helen Kelly - Together

Film (Trailer) – 2019 Documentary

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Director Tony Sutorius describes this documentary as "Helen Kelly’s last year fighting injustice, with love". Sutorius (Campaign) filmed the renowned trade unionist as she battled lung cancer and continued advocating. Kelly was a staunch advocate for better safety standards in the Kiwi forestry industry, and sought justice through the courts for families of Pike River mine victims. This trailer shows Kelly's health deteriorating, but not her sense of humour — "shut the door, some of us don't have long to live" — and includes brief but harrowing footage from the Pike River disaster.

I haven't been wearing it much, I've mainly been wearing my bald head.
– Helen Kelly describing her beanie

Produced by

  • Blueskin Films

  • Unreal Films

Source

The Public Good

Availability

Released in New Zealand cinemas on 13 February 2020

World premiere on 28 July 2019 at Te Papa's Soundings Theatre in Wellington, as part of the 2019 NZ International Film Festival

 

Music

Song 'Anchor Me' composed by Don McGlashan, and performed by Don McGlashan and The Muttonbirds