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Survey - Getting Together Television (Full Length) – 1971 Documentary

Survey - Getting Together

Television (Full Length) – 1971 Documentary

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Directed by Tony Williams, this documentary is a strong example of how to make engaging television out of a brief that might easily have been overly earnest. Nominally “a history of service clubs in New Zealand”, the footloose film explores a rich variety of organisations created to bring people together: from accordion players and air hostesses to flying saucer believers and Rotarians. The film celebrates a fundamental human need to ‘get together’. Poet Denis Glover provides sardonic commentary. It won the best programme of year Feltex Award.

I am in favour of taking things out of society, putting nothing into society whatever.
– Denis Glover