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The Write Stuff - Sonja Davies

Television (Excerpts) – 1997

This excerpt from the 22nd episode of Kiwi literature series The Write Stuff features unionist and peace campaigner Sonja Davies (1923 - 2005). Davies had just released Marching On, the follow-up to her acclaimed 1984 autobiography Bread & Roses. Presenter Alison Parr asks Davies about her experience in Parliament, as well as personal tragedy and gardening. Davies reflects on achieving change, her dislike for the aggression of the debating chamber, and the values her grandparents taught her: "compassion and responsibility, caring for others more than you care for yourself …" 

Sometimes you don’t do it but you may be the catalyst…
– Sonja Davies, on achieving change

Key Cast & Crew

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Amanda Evans


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Alison Parr

Presenter, Associate Producer

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Nicola Marshall

Series Design

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Norman Mareko

Studio Crew

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Whetū Fala

Studio Crew

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Barbara Gascoigne

Studio Crew

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Produced by

Pinnacle Productions