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WWI Documentaries

WWI Documentaries

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  • Wed 22 Apr ’15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Thu 23 Apr ’15, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Fri 24 Apr ’15, 5:30pm – 6:15pm


Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission


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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision is commemorating World War I with a range of sound and moving image related happenings this April.

This includes a series of free screenings of WWI documentaries during Anzac Week: "Elgar's Enigma: Biography of a Concerto" (2006) at 5.30pm Wed 22 April, "Children of Gallipoli" (2002) at 5.30pm Thurs 23 April, and "Last of the Anzacs" (1998) at 5.30pm Fri 24 April.

"Elgar's Enigma: Biography of a Concerto" follows the theory that the English composer, Edward Elgar, was moved to write his Cello Concerto in Em by the WW1 death of a young New Zealand soldier, the son of Elgar’s first great love, Helen Weaver. The Concerto is known as a powerful war requiem, grieving for a world changed forever by the Great War.

"Children of Gallipoli" is the journey of four young people, two New Zealanders and two Turks, whose ancestors fought at Gallipoli in 1915.

"Last of the Anzacs" (1998) combines the frontline accounts of veterans Les Leach (99) and Doug Dibley (101), who died in 1997, with the diary and letter entries of three other New Zealanders who risked their lives in the 1915 Gallipoli campaign.

For full screening details visit the Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision website.

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