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Bryan Bruce - Kids, Poverty & the TPP; & Concert

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When:

  • Fri 14 Aug ’15, 5:00pm – 8:30pm

Where:

Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions:

All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

Website:

Facebook Page

Bryan Bruce is an award winning documentary maker and author. He will be talking about child poverty in New Zealand and what signing the TPPA could mean for us.
Concert - 5pm featuring Brazen Hussies (& more)
Bryan Bruce Talk - 6pm

Born in Scotland in 1948, Bryan's family emigrated to New Zealand in 1956. He grew up in Christchurch and attended the University of Canterbury where he graduated with a M.A.[1] in Sociology and Philosophy. He earned a Diploma in Teaching from Christchurch Teacher's College, taught for 10 years and was a professional musician for 20 years before taking up a career as a documentary maker. He now resides in Auckland New Zealand.

Some of his published non-fiction works include:

A Taste of History ( Batemans 2007) A history of everyday foods.[2]
Hard cases (Random House New Zealand 2008 [3])
Historia Smaku ( Cartablanca 2000).[4]
Jesus: The Cold Case Random House New Zealand 2010 [5]
Jezus: Dowody Zbrodni Cartablanca Poland 2011 [6]
His feature length documentaries range in topic from natural history to crime.

He writes, produces and directs the real crime show The investigator [7] which screens on TV ONE (Television New Zealand) and CBS Reality ([1]).

He is an advocate for the rights of children and administrates the face book page.

Awards[edit]
2014 New York Festivals Gold Medal[8] Winner Social Documentary Category – Mind the Gap.
2012 New York Festivals Silver and Bronze Medals [9] Winner History and Religion Documentary Categories – Jesus: The Cold Case.
2012 Winner TV Guide Best On The Box Best Documentary Award [10] Inside Child Poverty – screened on TV3.
2011 Winner Aotearoa Film and Television Awards Awards[11] Best Documentary- Jesus: The Cold Case.
2008 Winner Qantas Awards[12] Achievement in Directing. Finalist: Best Factual Entertainment Series.
2005 Nominated Best Factual Director – NZ Television Awards (A Question of Justice).
2003 Finalist New York Festivals Television Programming Awards[13](Writer, Director Producer for The Lost Dinosaurs).
2003 Banff Television Festival Award Finalist (The Lost Dinosaurs).[14]
2002 Winner- Best Director Factual Entertainment (New Zealand Television Awards)[15]
1999 NZ Film and TV Award finalist Best Script (The Trouble With Ben])
1998 NZ Film and TV Award finalist Best Director Factual Television (Shaky Beginnings)
1997 Winner – NZ Film and TV Award – Best Director Documentary (Murder They Said)[15]
1995 ITVA- Best Documentary
1993 Nominated Best Director NZ Film and TV Award – Best Director ( Documentary) (Serious Fraud)
1991 Auckland University Award for Excellence in Journalism

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