Dame Gaylene Preston

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Dame Gaylene Preston, ONZM

Telling our stories since she began at Pacific Films in 1977, Dame Gaylene Preston has had an illustrious career directing documentaries and feature films – all of which reflect New Zealand. 

For Preston, cinema is the modern campfire, a place for audiences to gather to listen to their stories and be reminded of who we are, where we have come from and where we want to go.

In this excerpt from Voices on Film, Gaylene Preston is talking to Jonathan Dennis – film expert and first Director of the New Zealand Film Archive – and she talks about how her film War Stories was made as a communal, cinema experience.

Find out more about Dame Gaylene Preston:

Visit Preston's website.

Read Dame Gaylene Preston's profile at NZ On Screen

View the Arts Foundation profile on Dame Gaylene Preston.

Image: courtesy of gaylenepreston.com.

Catalogue Reference 21673

Year 1996


Producer: Jonathan Dennis, Voices on Film, RNZ National

Excerpt: 0:01:17

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