Part one of two from this full length documentary.
Part two of two from this full length documentary.
The credits from this full length documentary.
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
Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata