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Start Again

Short Film (Full Length) – 1972

One of the earliest films made by Roger Donaldson (Sleeping Dogs), this curio chronicles the dawning of the Age of Aquarius in Aotearoa. The made for TV film features interviews with those who've swapped walk shorts for wigwams to "start again". There's rebellion against all things straight, and rejection of the city in favour of getting back to nature. Folk songs are the soundtrack to hippies, outdoor bathing, "group touching", the Blerta bus, and DIY dome housing. Counterpointing the counterculture are 1984-style scenes of masked marchers representing the silent majority.

Key Cast & Crew

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Roger Donaldson

Director, Camera

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Warwick Brock

Producer

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Bob Harvey

Producer

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Alan Smythe

Assistant Camera

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Susy Pointon

Sound

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Martin Hope

Composer

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Produced by

  • Aardvark Films

  • Daisy Films

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