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“Keeping their SOX UP was something Avondale College students got very used to doing with Principal Phil Raffills. Documentary New Zealand takes a look at the last dramatic year of this fascinating and provocative man’s life as he battled leukaemia.” - (New Zealand Listener )

Sox Up - an intimate journey with Phil Raffills.

Interviews: Phil Raffills, Principal/Educator/Politician; 10 April 1990 fire strikes Avondale College, Auckland; Emily Drumm, White Ferns Captain; Noelene Raffills, Phil’s wife; Barry Gough, Head of English; film extract “Holmes” 1996 bulk funding debate and in 1997 Hero Parade issues as a counciler for Auckland City Council; Bruce Kilmister, Hero Parade organiser; John Minto, Quality Public Education Coalition; Nicki Raffills, daughter; Kevin Roberts, Lion Nathan director; Douglas Myers, businessman; Brendan Riley, former pupal; Leanne Raffills, daughter; Matt Raffills, son; Neville Raynes, personal trainer; Warren Peat, acting principal; Lindsay Tait, student; film footage 1999 election campaign; Murray Weight and Jim Gladwin, water pressure group; Mark Raffills, Phil’s brother.

A celebration of Phil’s life - for his funeral at Avondale College.

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Year 2001

Reference number F50868

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image


Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 1:00:00


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Credits Director: Rob Harley
Producer: Linda Gollan
Producer: Rob Harley
Camera: Graham Orbell
Camera: Rob Harley
Editor: David Tokios
Online Editor: Brendan Gibbons
Offline Editor: Sandy Pantall
Graphics: Louis Hyman
Sound Mix: John Cathcart
Director: Linda Gollan