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Loading Docs 2020 - Siouxsie & the Virus

Web (Full Length) – 2020

I'm proud of her for doing all this stuff. It can be a bit annoying with calls and everything, at every minute of the day, but I guess she has to so it's fine.
– Siouxsie Wiles' teenage daughter Eve on her mother's heavy workload
I hope Siouxsie's story encourages others with expertise – especially those who wouldn't traditionally be thrust into leadership roles – to have the courage to step up and make positive change in these challenging times.
– Director Gwen Isaac, The Spinoff, 7 September 2020
I don't look like somebody who's supposed to be leading or in a position of authority. Authority and expertise can look like something else, and sometimes it's pink, which is distressing for some people it seems.
– Siouxsie Wiles
We know that level four is where we need to be to stop transmission. In two weeks time or even a week’s time, we will be in trouble.
– Siouxsie Wiles, on the phone
The same s**t from people who think your hair is going to hold you back, and it hasn’t held you back for 30 years.
– Steven Galbraith, the husband of Siouxsie Wiles, on internet trolls criticising her looks
For the next four days I was embedded in the Wiles household. The crew I'd hired had to be let go, to follow bubble and social distancing rules, so I did everything myself. Siouxsie was an amazing subject to follow, but as camera, sound and director all in one, I had my work cut out for me. She never stopped moving and her phone never stopped ringing.
– Director Gwen Isaac, on filming Siouxsie Wiles, The Spinoff, 7 September 2020
I feel like it’s my job not to switch off, I can’t ignore this.
– Siouxsie Wiles, on her heavy workload since Covid-19 arrived in NZ, Sunday Star-Times, 22 November 2020