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The Making of The Governor Television (Full Length) – 1977 Documentary Māori

The Making of The Governor

Television (Full Length) – 1977 Documentary Māori

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This 'making of' film goes behind the scenes of New Zealand TV's first (and only) historical blockbuster: George Grey biopic The Governor. Presented by Ian Johnstone, it looks at the production's re-construction of 19th Century NZ and wrangling of large scale battle scenes; the footage is a fascinating snapshot of a nascent industry. It also examines Governor's place in 70s race politics and its revisionist ambitions. Key players are interviewed: Keith Aberdein, Don Selwyn, Tony Isaac, Corin Redgrave, Martyn Sanderson, and Casino Royale's Terence Cooper.

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For God’s sake let’s stop being smug about this place we live in - we didn’t make such a great job of it.
– Keith Aberdein

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