A jandal-shod journey through Kiwi pop culture. Kiwiana takes a light-hearted look at the fashion, art, architecture, attitudes, and icons (Buzzy Bees, Edmonds, Swanndri, Pavlova etc) we call our own. Directed by Shirley Horrocks, and shot by Leon Narbey, it featured personalities Gary McCormick, Ginette McDonald, John Clarke, Peter Jackson, and others. Screening at a time (1996) when New Zealanders were just beginning to appreciate these neglected everyday objects as ‘collectibles,' it rated highly, and inspired a sequel, Kiwi As.
Very New Zealand, the jandal. But it's been updated for the '90s. Look at that, a chic wedge heel like you'd wear in Milan. And there's one more modification: Made in Taiwan.– Ginette McDonald
Made with funding from NZ On Air
Soundtrack includes iconic tunes such as the Chesdale Cheese jingle, and the 1966 New Zealand version of "I’ve Been Everywhere Man" by John Hore (later known as John Grenell).