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Three New Zealanders: Sylvia Ashton-Warner

Television (Full Length) – 1978

I don't write 'deliberately'. Do we breathe 'deliberately'?
– Sylvia Ashton-Warner
I seperated the two, the domestic little loving wife ... and locked the artist away in the study ... I'd have to go to him now and again but I wouldn't bring him back into the home. Things settled so much better when I kept him away like a wild animal, somewhere in a cave.
– Sylvia Ashton-Warner, on her dual roles as both wife and artist
She had been confronted with the basis of one of the problems that this bicultural society has still not solved: how does an education system that's geared for middle class Pākehā New Zealanders interest, let alone teach, a Māori child whose sense of values are often so different?
– Narrator, on Sylvia Ashton-Warner's early challenges