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Open Door - Shine

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2011

Open Door is a unique form of community-based television that allows groups or individuals to apply to make a documentary programme about an issue that concerns them. This episode focuses on family violence and the work done by Auckland-based organisation Shine to help those affected. Using actors, it explores the personal experiences of women in abusive relationships and the services Shine provides. They include helping women leave such relationships, child advocacy and helping women improve security so they feel safer at home.

Women who were from the more affluent areas had held onto the secret for much longer quite often.
– Jill Proudfoot, services director, Shine

Key Cast & Crew

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Shirlie Fairbrother

Director, Series Producer

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Geraldine Bell

As: Lisa

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Alex Brook

As: Jamie

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Jessie Lambert

As: Jane

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Drew Watkin


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Alok Upadhyay

Camera, Sound

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Produced by

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Morningside Productions


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Morningside Productions