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The Return


Sat 12 Sep 2015, 4:30pm–5:30pm

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

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • General admission: $8.00
  • Concession: $6.00
  • Additional fees may apply


"Kathy Dudding’s ode to Wellington, 'The Return' (2008), discovers and celebrates the city’s micro-histories; the small stories and details that people too easily forget and ignore. [...] Cities are strange things. They’re a space where a bunch of people share a residence, but what a city means to someone varies from person to person, from time to time, from location to location. It’s almost as if a city can never be accurately captured what may define a city for one person is farthest from another’s mind. Filmmaker Kathy Dudding takes on Wellington from a variety of perspectives in The Return; the memories of her grandmother who arrived into Wellignton on a boat from England at the age of three, archival footage of the city, and Dudding’s own searching eye that gleans for the quirky and too often-ignored parts of the city. It’s a beautiful wee film, a very personal and moving ode to a city, and an intimate memory cache." - The Lumière Reader

Camera / Editor / Filmmaker: Kathryn Dudding.

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