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War Stories Film (Trailer) – 1995 Documentary War

War Stories

Film (Trailer) – 1995 Documentary War

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In Gaylene Preston's moving documentary, seven elderly women recall their personal experiences of World War II. Their intimate, unadorned stories are filmed talking-heads style, interspersed with personal photographs and period newsreel clips. From tragic love stories to long-suppressed revelations of sex and death, War Stories is a richly revealing touchstone of New Zealand history. It received international acclaim, Kevin Thomas in the LA Times enthused that Preston takes "a simple idea and turns it into a rich, universal experience".

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission and NZ On Air

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Composed and arranged by Jonathan Besser