My Year with Helen

Year with Helen

Director Gaylene Preston

With Helen Clark

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations chooses a new Secretary General. Preston’s cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope. An observational documentary, "My Year with Helen" travels alongside Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the United Nations Development Programme while also campaigning for Secretary General and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.

Celebrating Suffrage 125 with a month-long programme of films with a female-led focus.

Please note that the screening on the 21st of September has sold out.