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

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  • Fri 14 Aug ’15, 5:00pm – 8:30pm


Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North


All Ages

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  • Free Admission


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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.

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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