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Winter Movies 3: The Smell of Money

Winter Movies 3: The Smell of Money

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  • Mon 3 Jul ’17, 12:00pm – 1:00pm


Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

In Feilding, October 1991, residents awake to news there are to be massive layoffs when the local freezing industry closes.

This film follows four of the people affected by the closure, and the decisions they are forced to make in the following year:
Terry “Bones” Garnett, 12 years mutton chain. Terry left school to work on the chain. After receiving the redundancy payout Terry wanted to go to Australia but his wife is unwilling and he eventually takes an opportunity to start a butchery business, paid for by his father. Terry’s wife eventually takes on a job at the fish n’ chip shop to help supplement their income.

Junior Baker, 4 years beef chain. Junior, his partner Kim, and their two children are waiting for the new plant to open in the hope that Junior can get more experience and achieve his goal of becoming a butcher. To cope with the financial strain, and pressure from social welfare, Kim takes a job at the “Tui Learning Centre”, while Junior learns about parenting at home. One year after being made redundant Junior is hired on the night shift at the new plant.

Pauline James and Lou Gray, 7 years works canteen. After the redundancies, the sisters use their money to take over a local dairy together. Struggling to achieve a profit margin they endure robbery, bounced cheques, and unemployed husbands. Despite this, the sisters feel that if they didn’t trust people they wouldn’t have achieved anything.

Produced and directed by David Geary and Jonathan Brough. Executive producer Alister Barry.
Also featuring introductory comments by David Geary.

All welcome.
Presented in conjunction with Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision. Courtesy of David Geary and Jonathan Brough.

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