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Thu 27 May 2010, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 3 Jun 2010, 7:00pm–8:30pm
Thu 10 Jun 2010, 7:00pm–8:30pm

Where: Nga Taonga Sound & Vision, 84 Taranaki St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: All Ages

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Sit down and relax as your hosts, the Education staff from The Film Archive, talk on a range of topics with excerpts from the Archive’s collection of historical and contemporary film and television.

TalkShow takes place over three consecutive Thursdays.

• Thursday 27 May, 7pm
TalkShow - Wellington on Film: An Historical Geography of a Unique Settlement.
The New Zealand Company optimistically informed prospective settlers in the 1840s that Wellington’s topography consisted of “undulating plains”. On the face of it, apart from the geographical importance of its harbour, it was a difficult place to consider a settlement of any magnitude growing. But the rest is history, and a remarkable one.
Using documentary extracts, early silent footage, government and unofficial sources, amateur footage, stills and advertising, this TalkShow tracks the development, unique settlement patterns, elements of social history, and transformation periods that have created Wellington.

• Thursday 3 June, 7pm
TalkShow - NZ TV: One Channel, Two Channels, Three Channels, More!
This week is the 50th anniversary of the first television broadcast so TalkShow takes a look at Kiwi TV and news, on its journey from public service to commercial television. The arrival of television in New Zealand was heralded by some as the end of civilization, to others, it promised much. During the last 50 years debate over television’s merits and public service mandate have ensued, mirroring political and ideological currents of the time. Today, the debate continues.....

• Thursday 10 June, 7pm
TalkShow - Social Dance
The speaker for tonight’s TalkShow is author Georgina White whose book Light Fantastic: Dance Floor Courtship in New Zealand inspired the Archive's Education programme ‘Social Dance’. European setters were encouraged by ship doctors to “dance on the decks for good health” and our history of dance has evolved through cabarets and youth clubs, to the raves of the 1990s. White will include stories of the etiquette and customs which surround dance ritual, and consider how these reflect the changing values of the times.

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