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Weekly Review No. 416 - Prelude to Aspiring Short Film (Full Length) – 1949 Documentary

Weekly Review No. 416 - Prelude to Aspiring

Short Film (Full Length) – 1949 Documentary

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Prelude to Aspiring was the first National Film Unit title directed by legendary photographer Brian Brake, soon after he joined the Unit in 1948. It follows a group of climbers up the Matukituki Valley, west of Wanaka, towards Mt Aspiring for the opening of a new hut and a trudge through snow to resurrect a flattened shelter high up Mt French. The autumn alpine scenery is breathtaking even in black and white, and the film perfectly performs its role as one of a series of promotional ‘documentaries' made by the NFU.