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When a City Falls Film – 2011 Documentary

When a City Falls

Film – 2011 Documentary

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Gerard Smyth's acclaimed documentary about the Christchurch earthquakes is the story of people coping — for better or worse — with the huge physical and emotional toll that the quakes, and continuing aftershocks, inflicted on them, their homes and their city. It began as a home movie while the devastation of September was surveyed (with thanks given that no-one had been killed); but, as shooting of the recovery continued, the February quake compounded the destruction and claimed 182 lives (including their researcher and 16 colleagues at CTV).

I think they're gonna be adrenalin junkies.
– Expectant mother to be (of twins), interviewed in the film

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Frank Film

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Frank Film

Availability

Available on DVD from Frank Film

Acknowledgements

Funding from the NZ Film Commission and New Zealand On Air

Music

Closing credits track 'Rise and Fall', by Nadia Reid (from the album Letters I Wrote and Never Sent)