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New Zealand
Directed by
Gaylene Preston
1 hr 33 mins

A Film By Gaylene Preston

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wary eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General. Her 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 UNDP while also campaigning for SG and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.


Dame Gaylene Preston (film maker) will be holding a Q+A at the May 25 showing.

$15 (25 May showing at Speirs Centre)
free (29 May showing at IPU)
Event times / locations
Saturday 25 May 2019 at 7:00 PM
Speirs Centre
Wednesday 29 May 2019 at 3:00 PM
No booking is required for this showing.

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