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DECADENTLY SURREAL FASHION HORROR DELIGHT A RAVISHINGLY ORIGINAL FILM ABOUT A KILLER DRESS

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WATCHING OUT FILM & CINEMA Nomadland; Raya & the Last Dragon; Blackbird; French Exit; Fanny Lye Deliver’d; The Pinkies Are Back; Raphael: The Young Prodigy; The Artist’s Wife, Plus more 6 Cousins three lives, three journeys, three cousins 8 Signs O’ The Times Judas and the Black Messiah; Collective; The Dissident ENTERTAINMENT 32 48Hours Film Festival write, shoot, cut, survive... 33 Auckland Arts Festival shoulder to shoulder WATCHING IN SKY HIGHLIGHTS Sky Movies Premiere, Vibe, Discovery, Investigation Discovery, Sky Arts, National Geographic, Rialto Channel 19 Genius: Aretha R.E.S.P.E.C.T. the Queen of soul FREE TO AIR 20 Six Angry Women STREAMING 23 Moxie a spark to a flame WATCHING NOW VIEWPOINT 12 Film The Pinkies Are Back , the way of the Dragon Boat 13 Showcase I’m every woman, celebrating women in film 15 Ainsley Gardiner Cousins co-director 22 Tracy Edwards motivation, determination, inspiration 28 Carol Hirschfeld expecting the unexpected Pietra Brettkelly what are you watching? The new stories being told 36 Directory cinemas nationwide WATCHING SOON

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WOMEN ON TOP VIEW is celebrating International Women's Day on 8 March, with our March issue acknowledging women who tell stories, curate stories, film stories, and women who inspire and influence. The personal narrative, talent, creativity, intensity, and authenticity women bring to our world through entertainment and in their own personal endeavours is applauded throughout VIEW! We have an exclusive interview with media executive Carol Hirschfeld, catch up with Kiwi filmmakers Ainsley Gardiner and Pietra Brettkelly, and are truly inspired by Tracy Edwards, who skippered the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989. Tracy lets us know how she continues to inspire girls and women through sailing in 2021.

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THREE LIVES THREE JOURNEYS THREE COUSINS

COUSINS CO-DIRECTED BY AINSLEY GARDINER & BRIAR GRACE-SMITH, PREMIERES 4TH SEE MORE Based on Patricia Grace's classic Kiwi novel, set over six decades, the story begins in post WWII Aotearoa, and follows the fate of three M ā ori cousins – Mata, Missy and Makareta – separated by circumstances, but bound together forever. Mata's removal from her wha¯nau into state care sets in motion a chain of events that profoundly affects each of them in different ways. As the years pass, a promise to bring their stolen cousin home seems more unlikely than ever – until a chance encounter changes everything. Rachel House, Briar Grace-Smith, Tanea Heke.

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NOMADLAND “I’mnot homeless, I’m just houseless.” Fern (Frances McDormand), an invented character, is a widow who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, lives in her van subsisting on seasonal work. Other ‘nomads’ she meets are mostly non-actors playing fictionalised versions of themselves – an illuminating, tough- minded portrait of older Americans displaced by society. PREMIERES 4TH SEE MORE RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON “My whole life, I trained to become a guardian of the Dragon Gem. But this world has changed, and its people are divided. Now to restore peace, I must find the Last Dragon.My name is Raya”. Animated action adventure. PREMIERES 4TH SEE MORE BLACKBIRD Lily is dying. She suffers fromALS, and plans to pursue euthanasia, and she has invited her family and best friend to a gathering, so they can spend her final days together. But the rising tension between her daughters, the uptight Jennifer and the wayward Anna, threatens to destroy her perfectly laid-out plan. Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, Sam Neill. PREMIERES 11TH SEE MORE FRENCH EXIT The diva of disdain floats through scenes in fur-trimmed coats, nose in the air, and martini glass in a death grip: “My plan was to die before the money ran out...” Michelle Pfeiffer stars as Frances Price, a 60-year-old newly penniless, Manhattan socialite, in this strangely sad comedy. PREMIERES 18TH SEE MORE THE PINKIES ARE BACK NZ documentary, story page 12 – PREMIERES 18TH SEE MORE

FANNY LYE DELIVER’D An eerie period-piece set in 1657, shortly after the English Civil War – a time of upheaval and change – the ideal backdrop for this provocative film by director Thomas Clay. Living a life of Puritan stricture on an isolated farm in Shropshire, with husband John and young son Arthur, Fanny Lye is a woman who learns to transcend her oppressive marriage and discover a new world of possibility – albeit at great personal cost. Her world is shaken to its core by the unexpected arrival of two strangers in need – a young couple with alluringly subversive ideas – closely pursued by a ruthless sheriff and his deputy. Folk-horror- drama-thriller. Maxine Peake, Charles Dance. PREMIERES 18TH SEE MORE

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Blackbird Premieres 11th

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SIGNS O’ THE TIMES

COLLECTIVE Romanian documentary about the tragic 2015 fire at Bucharest’s Colectiv club which left 27 dead and 180 injured. However, soon, more burn victims begin dying in hospitals from non life- threatening wounds. Tenacious investigative journalists uncover massive fraud in the Romanian health care system, revealing the price of corruption and ultimately, the price of truth. “A traumatized society becomes easy to manipulate and to lie to. I have witnessed... an institutional lie... that was constantly repeated to a grieving population, through the media. I have seen manipulation silencing people and stopping them from asking questions...” – Alexander Nanau, director.

JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH During the civil rights upheavals of the late 60s, the FBI labelled the Black Panthers “the greatest threat to the internal security of the country”, and sought to neutralise them by any means available: infiltration, surveillance, and – ultimately – the assassination of Fred Hampton (Daniel Kaluuya), the ‘black messiah’. Biopic about the betrayal, and murder, of the chairman of the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party. PREMIERES 11TH SEE MORE The Dissident this documentary thriller plays out at the highest levels of power, as it exposes the labyrinth of deceit behind journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s 2018 murder inside the Saudi embassy in Istanbul. A shocking illustration of how, in today’s world, no-one who goes against powerful forces is truly safe. PREMIERES 11TH SEE MORE Crisis a drug trafficker organising a Fentanyl smuggling operation; a recovering Oxycodone addict whose son is missing; a professor in a dilemna about working for a pharmaceutical company... their stories collide against the backdrop of the opioid epidemic. Gary Oldman, Armie Hammer, Evangeline Lilly. PREMIERES 18TH SEE MORE + MOVIE PASSES TO WIN

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“DAZZLING. PFEIFFER, GLORIOUSLY BACK, TOPS AN ACES CAST THAT IS SUBLIME IN EVERY WAY. -Pete Hammond, DEADLINE “ MICHELLE PFEIFFER DELIVERING A ROLE FOR WHICH SHE WILL BE REMEMBERED .” -Peter Debruge, VARIETY “ MICHELLE PFEIFFER IS A NATIONAL TREASURE .” -Ty Burr, THE BOSTON GLOBE “ MY GOD, THAT MICHELLE PFEIFFER IS ELECTRIFYING, ISN’T SHE? ” -Matt Dougherty, AWARDS DAILY

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THE ARTIST’S WIFE Claire (Lena Olin) lives a quiet domestic life in the Hamptons as the wife of celebrated artist Richard Smythson (BruceDern). A talented painter herself, Claire now lives in the shadow of her husband’s illustrious career. However, while preparing work for his final show, Richard’s moods become increasingly erratic, and he is diagnosed with dementia. As his memory and behaviour deteriorate, she shields his condition from the art community – while also trying to reconnect him with his estranged daughter and grandson. Challenged by the loss of her world as she knew it, Claire is plunged into a late-life crisis, and must now decide whether to stand with Richard, and remain on the sidelines – or step into the spotlight herself. PREMIERES 25TH SEE MORE

Raphael: The Young Prodigy

the Renaissance master was known for his passionate love affairs, good looks, luxurious lifestyle – and his extraordinary portraits of women. This documentary examines the life and works of the Renaissance master who died in 1520 aged just 37. PREMIERES 25TH SEE MORE Chaos Walking a girl crash-lands on a dangerous dystopian world where there are no women, and the men are afflicted by “The Noise”– all their thoughts on display in a stream of words, images, and sounds. Tom Holland, Daisy Ridley, Mads Mikkelsen. PREMIERES 4TH SEE MORE Then Came You A lonely widow plans to take her husband's ashes on a trip, to visit the places they loved in the movies. The first stop on the journey changes her life forever. PREMIERES 11TH SEE MORE + MOVIE PASSES TO WIN Moon Rock For Monday a terminally-ill girl and a fugitive go on a road trip across Australia, to the middle of nowhere, to find a moon rock that the girl believes will heal her. 11th Cosmic Sin it’s 2524, humans have colonised the solar system, but when invading aliens threaten, Bruce Willis and his elite team head into outer space for an intergalactic battle.18th Two by Two: Overboard! adrift from their ‘Noah’s Ark’ of animals, two misfit castaways, and a jellyfish, struggle against the odds to reunite with their unorthodox family. 25th

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THE WAY OF THE DRAGON BOAT THE PINKIES ARE BACK DIRECTED BY LISA BURD IN CINEMAS 18TH SEE MORE Two years after competing in, and doing well at the national Dragon Boating championships, the Pink Dragons are back to have a crack at the Auckland regionals in this uplifting documentary. Although the all-women team has a few veterans, most of the members are newbies, having never so much as touched a paddle. Mostly unfit, some overweight – and all breast cancer survivors – the women have no idea what they’ve got themselves into. Documentary filmmaker Lisa Burd ( Let's Talk About Sex ) follows them on an inspirational journey of discovery as they head into training with captain Annemarie Stevens and coach Sooupu Perese – determined to try to make their mark on the Auckland Dragon Boating scene. Along the way the charismatic crew of larger-than-life Kiwi women share the love and laughs – finding a sense of community, a new-found confidence, and a competitive edge they didn’t realise they had.

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I’M EVERY WOMAN

RIALTO CHANNEL PRESENTS A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN IN FILM THROUGHOUT MARCH SEE MORE

Rialto Channel are honouring International Women's Day (8 March) throughout the month; shining a spotlight on women in film – both behind, and in front of, the camera – and acknowledging the creativity and talent that women bring to the world of filmmaking. Rialto brings you the stories of women such as legendary surfer Bethany Hamilton, and iconic musicians Joni Mitchell and Carole King; is featuring performances by actors like Judi Dench, Olivia Wilde, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, and Gwendoline Christie; and showcasing work by female independent film directors. Here are just some of the highlights celebrating International Women’s Day on Rialto Channel: RIALTO DOCUMENTARY SEE MORE THURSDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 WOMEN WHO INSPIRE & INFLUENCE Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable surfer who returned to her sport, despite a devastating shark attack, to triumph as a world-class athlete, 4th Waterproof the first female plumbers in Jordan facing down social prejudice, 11th Unraveling Athena: The Champions of Women’s Tennis the journey to greatness featuring over 20 World No.1 tennis players, 18th Maiden story of skipper Tracy Edwards and the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race, 25th + see interview page 22 RIALTO PRESENTS SEE MORE FRIDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 THE ONES TOWATCH! FEMALE INDIE FILM DIRECTORS Port Authority directed by Danielle Lassovitz, 5th Untogether directed by Emma Forrest, 12th Good Posture directed by Dolly Wells, 19th The Wind directed by Emma Tammi, 26th

Rialto Documentary Thursday 4th

In Fabric Rialto Selection Saturday 27th

Good Posture Rialto Presents Friday 19th

Unraveling Athena: The Champions of Women’s tennis Rialto Documentary Thursday 18th

A Vigilante Rialto Selection Saturday 13th

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AINSLEYGARDINER COUSINS Since she first made her mark in the New Zealand film industry, Ainsley Gardiner has sought out stories by two groups who have often battled to be heard on screen: Ma¯ori and women. As a producer and director, she has most ably achieved exactly that, and in 2018 she was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for her work in film and television. Hélène Ravlich talks to her about her work. Her latest project soon to hit our screens is an astonishingly-moving adaptation of award- winning New Zealand author Patricia Grace’s novel Cousins . Co-directed with Briar Grace- Smith, it tells the story of three Ma¯ori women whose lives demonstrate that shared whaka- papa can never truly be cut, despite distance, time, and heartbreak. Respected New Zealand filmmaker MerataMita had planned to make her own film based on the novel after the author handed her a copy at a marae after its release in 1992. Despite having written an elegant and emotive script, Mita was unable to secure adequate funding to produce the movie before her untimely death in 2010. One of Gardiner and Grace-Smith’s mentors, Mita was a formidable presence in both women’s lives, and it’s apt that the film has finally come to fruition under their careful hands. When we talk, Gardiner tells me she has read Mita’s script and calls it “absolutely beautiful”, lamenting that a lack of understanding at the time about how to bring a multinarrative to the screen that had a passive protagonist who was both homeless and mute – and more importantly, Ma¯ori – meant it was overlooked. In 2021 funding bodies are better educated and audiences more comfortable with seeing our own stories told, and between Mita’s time and Gardiner and Grace-Smith’s, Gaylene Preston and Robin Laing also had a version of Cousins ultimately fall by the wayside. Gardiner says that the long gestation has meant that not only has the film been funded, “but two

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identified most with Missy, and each became the spokesperson-meets-lead-director for their respective character’s segments of the film. The pair thought about bringing in a third direc- tor to be responsible for Makareta’s focus, but recognised it would be hard to add another el- ement to the mix. Grace-Smith is also in the film, playing the elder Makareta, a role originally to be filled by the late Nancy Brunning. “As time went on we saw she was becoming increasingly frail,” says Gardiner, “but we just couldn’t replace her, her mana was too great. Nancy, Briar, and Rachel (House, who plays the elder Missy), had come up together as actors, so Briar auditioned, stepped in, and did a great job.” As the pair observed children in schools around the country as part of the casting process, did they uncover any future stars? “Always,” says Gardiner with no hesitation, “it’s always such a wonderful part of the filmmaking process. We did it on Boy , and with some other short films, and it is amazing how much talent is out there. You’re spoiled for choice.” When she worked on Boy , the crewwere based on an East Coast marae, and Gardiner has said that she was determined to find a way of work- ing that suited people's families, and spouses and children were welcome. Was it the same with Cousins ? “Absolutely. It’s tikanga for us, an underlying way of working that is just natural for now. Life and art have no boundaries.” Gardiner had the full red carpet experience with short film Two Cars, One Night , when it was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film at the 2005 Academy Awards. Does shemiss the ability to travel with her work, or has Covid allowed her to stop and breathe a little? “With Cousins it was a bit of a blessing to be honest, we got to spend more time on the film. “With a film like this with so many elements to put in place, we were really grateful to slow down.” COUSINS – IN CINEMAS 4TH SEE MORE

first- time feature film directors are co-directing it, which never would have got across the line almost twenty years ago”. One wonders: how does the co-directing pro- cess work – are both women on set all the time, or did each select elements they’d like to work with? “We actually found a really elegant way of doing it in the end,” explains Gardiner, who has workedwith different co-directors in the past “where personality and might win at the end of the day!” The ones that work well are often family who work together, as they have a long understanding of how the other communicates. She and Grace-Smith have had a great work- ing relationship over the years, and gradually learned each other’s artistic language. They worked on the script development and pre- production of Cousins for almost six years too, so by the time filming rolled around, they had high levels of trust in each other. The process came down to the three main pro- tagonists in the story, and who each identified with the most. They drew on personal experi- ences, characteristics, and understandings to infuse cousins Missy, Mata and Makareta with the spirit of the author, as well as their own journeys. “I identified with Mata because I was- n’t raised on a marae around wha¯nau,” says Gardiner. “I had a more middle class, pa¯keha¯ experience growing up inWellington, andMata’s sense of isolation from hapu¯, iwi, language, and culture was definitely felt by me.” Grace-Smith

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RIALTO CHANNEL PREMIERES RIALTO SELECTION SEE MORE PREMIERE FILMS EVERY SATURDAY AT 8:30. Les Misérables in the impoverished, crime-ridden suburbs of Paris, the line between a swaggering Anti-Crime Squad, and the myriad gangs they are trying to police, is not so clearly defined. Cannes Jury Prize-winning French thriller, 6th A Vigilante after escaping her violent husband, a woman undergoes months of hardcore survival training – her mission... to help other women in danger. Olivia Wilde, 13th All is True fictional account of Shakespeare’s final years, as he grieves the destruction of his beloved Globe Theatre. Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen 20th In Fabric ravishingly original film about the exploits of a killer dress. Decadently-surreal fashion-horror delight from director Peter Strickland, 27th RIALTO PRESENTS SEE MORE MUSICAL NOTES WEDNESDAYS 8:30 Lennon’s Last Weekend gone 40 years, 3rd It Must Schwing: The Blue Note Story 10th The Changin’ Times of Ike White murder, mystery, music, and a 1976 funk hit-record made in jail, 17th Ronnie’s legendary Mr Scott and his jazz club, 24th Laurel Canyon: a Place in Time the people in the 60s & 70s LA music-scene neighbourhood, 31st RIALTO DOCUMENTARY SEE MORE THURSDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 This month: Women Who Inspire & Influence RIALTO BRITISH SEE MORE SUNDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 RIALTO WORLD SEE MORE MONDAY PREMIERES AT 8:30 The best of independent international film and filmmakers: Spotlight on Scandanavia . +Celebrating International Women’s Day, and women in film, throughout March – story page 13 SEE MORE rialtochannel.co.nz

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood a cynical journalist profiles the iconic children’s television presenter, ‘Mr. Rogers’, whose good-natured decency chips away at the reporter’s jaded outlook on life. Affecting biographical drama about acceptance and understanding, Tom Hanks. 8:30 Sunday 28th The Grudge a detective investigating a murder in a suburban house finds it is cursed by an evil force. Horror, 8:30 Friday 5th The Kindness of Strangers the intersecting paths of disparate people going through difficult times. 8:30 Monday 29th VIBE SEE MORE 78th Golden Globe Awards live & exclusive to Vibe, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, 2:30, encore 8:30, Monday 1st – also on Sky Go DISCOVERY SEE MORE The Vaccine: Conquering Covid cutting- edge science on a timeline that many thought impossible. Special, 8:30 Sunday 7th INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY SEE MORE Joe Exotic: Before He Was King shaping the man who was “Tiger King.” 8:30 Saturday 13th Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-up Joe Exotic was a household name in 2020; what happened when the show was over? Series starts 9:25 from Saturday 20th SKY ARTS SEE MORE Portrait Artist of the Year S7 competition to paint famous faces in just 4 hours. 8:30 Tues 2nd SEE MORE sky.co.nz

A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood Sky Movies Premiere Sunday 28th

Laurel Canyon: A Place in Time Rialto Presents Wednesday 31st

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable Rialto Documentary Thursday 4th

Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies and Cover-up Investigation Discovery Saturdays from 20th

R.E.S.P.E.C.T. THE QUEEN OF SOUL

GENIUS: ARETHA NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC BEGINS 7:30 MONDAY 22ND  SEE MORE

Following Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso, the life and career of musician and civil rights leader Aretha Franklin, played by Cynthia Erivo, is the focus of the third season in the Genius anthology. For many, just the titles of the eight episodes will be all the convincing needed to watch: Respect, Until The Real Thing Comes Along, Do Right Woman, Unforgettable, Young, Gifted and Black, Amazing Grace, Chain of Fools, No One Sleeps . The series premieres before the release of the biopic film Respect , starring Jennifer Hudson, who was Franklin’s personal choice for the role.

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SIX ANGRY WOMEN In 1984, Auckland university lecturer and playwright Mervyn Thompson was kidnapped, beaten, tortured, and left chained to a tree by six women who accused him of being a rapist. His abductors claimed that he’d actually raped “three or four” women, but no one laid a police complaint. Thompson was never charged with rape, but he suffered for his alleged crime. The women who assaulted him were never caught – their identities remain a mystery to this day. The incident was deeply divisive and triggered fierce debates about gender politics and vigilante justice around the country. Six Angry Women reopens the cold case over thirty-five years later and tries to find out who the women were – and what motivated them to take such unprecedented action. Using previously unseen archives and interviews with key players, many of whom have not spoken publicly before, this documentary explores the story behind one of the most sensational headlines of the 80s. TVNZ1 SPECIAL 8:30 MONDAY 8TH  SEE MORE

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TVNZ1 SEE MORE PRADA 36th America's Cup and it’s time! The Auld Mug is up for grabs with racing coverage underway from 3pm Saturday 6th National Treasures new series hosted by Scotty and Stacey Morrison, joined by a panel of experts, calling for New Zealanders to search their homes for treasures, objects, and taonga that may hold significance for our country and history. 8:30 from Sunday 7th The Casketeers all-new season. Francis and Kaiora continue to lift the lid on what really goes on behind-the-scenes at their 24/7 business, Tipene Funerals. New staff have joined the team adding to the daily dramas, while the strict rules around Covid pose serious challenges, especially when arranging

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THE GULF SEASON 2 PREMIERE ON THREE SEE MORE The New Zealand crime drama is back. Set on Waiheke Island – the place where things are never quite what they seem to be – with all the usual suspects: good-cops, bad-cops, blackmail, abuse, murder, abduction, loan- sharks, adultery... Take a deep-dive into a murky world of complex relationships, and the dark underbelly of the New Zealand police force. Kate Elliott, Ido Drent, Alison Bruce, Mark Mitchinson, Timmie Cameron. 9pm Monday 1st, also on ThreeNow. The Hui NZ Television Awards 2020 Winner Best News and Current Affairs show, delves into the important topics and issues facing Ma¯ori in Aotearoa today. Premieres 11pm Monday,1st. Also available on ThreeNow. TVNZ2 SEE MORE The Bachelorette New Zealand the final rose is handed out – but to who? 7:30 Monday 1st The Bachelor New Zealand Sol3 Mio singer, actor, and all-round good guy Moses Mackay is holding the flowers. Premieres 7:30 Tues 2nd The 63rdAnnual GrammyAwards Live Special. Hosted by TV host and comedian Trevor Noah, 2pm Mon 15th – encore 8:30 on Duke.

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in 1995 the underdogs of themega-bucks sailing world came out on top with the help of good old Kiwi ingenuity and an inspirational attitude. With the backdrop of the 1980s’ economic upheavals, this documentary captures how Sir Peter Blake, helped carve out an international identity for New Zealand as innovators and world-class sailors. Black Magic – The Team NZ Story is about heroes and villains; a David and Goliath tale that captured the imagination of a nation – remember the red socks? – and led to the biggest homecoming victory parade the country has ever seen. SEE MORE SEE MORE

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Paramedics: On the Front Line Three & ThreeNow Friday 5th

“SAILING GAVE ME A PLATFORM THAT GIVES ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO FIGHT FOR EQUALITY.”

MOTIVATION DETERMINATION INSPIRATION TRACY EDWARDS MBE With International Women's Day and the 36th America's Cup finals this month, VIEW's Hélène Ravlich took the opportunity to speak to Tracy Edwards, who, in 1989, successfully skippered Maiden and the first all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race. Today, Tracy continues to inspire young women with The Maiden Factor, a global ambassador for the empowerment of girls through education. The Whitbread Round the World Race covers 33,000 miles and lasts nine months, and most thought that Maiden wouldn’t even finish the first leg. Do you remember how you felt when that first milestone was in the bag? Gutted that we hadn’t won! Everyone else was just so happy we were still alive. It made me realise the very real juxtaposition between our expectations and everyone elses. You also have to remember that, although not in the documentary, we did win our first ever race – the Route of Discovery Trans-Atlantic – so we had high expectations for ourselves. The press delivered perhaps even more vitriol than your male peers when you talked about taking to the ocean, what do you think they were most scared of? I think that genuine patriarchy existed then, and it exists now. There are men who really do believe that women are inferior, and should be treated as such with few rights and no voice. Even today they don’t seem to be particularly apologetic, how does that make you feel? I am sick to death of women and girls being treated like second-class citizens, not just in sailing or in sport but in all walks of life, media,

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Does conquering the ocean still thrill you as much today as it did back then? Not so much conquering the ocean as chang- ing people’s minds about what women and girls are capable of. Sailing gave me a platform that gives me the opportunity to fight for equality. Someone asked me the other day what I would want my legacy to be, and I believe it should say: “She fought until her dying breath for equality”. Anything less will not be good enough. FINDOUTABOUT, AND SUPPORT, THE MAIDEN FACTOR  SEE MORE

government, business and industry. That 50 per cent of the world’s population still has to fight for equal rights is unforgivable, but we fight on, and those of us with voices fight for women and girls without. Much of the footage in the film focuses on fighting the ‘boys clubs’ that surrounded the sport of ocean racing at the time. Is that still apparent today, for example with the America’s Cup? As exciting as the America’s Cup is, it has of course almost entirely reverted to being a ‘boys’ club’ and, sadly, comes across as extremely exclusive. It encapsulates every- thing that everyone outside sailing thinks it is. As sailors we enjoy watching the competition, but when women and the general public feel excluded from an element of sport, it’s a shame for that sport. Even after Maiden exceeded expectations, it was still often looked upon as pure luck. Do you hope that more eyes on the documentary will help change that? They said it was luck when we won the second leg, when we won the third leg and came second overall in our class, then it dawned on everyone that we could compete on a level playing field. Bob Fisher summed it up so well when he said “Not just a tin full of tarts. A tin full of smart, fast tarts!” I know we shouldn’t, but we loved that. People really did seem to change their minds – for a while. I was amazed to hear that Maiden is still currently sailing around the world, empowering and mentoring girls. Do you ever join the crew on any of the legs? Maiden visited New Zealand in 2018 whilst on her three-year world tour as a Global Ambas- sador for the Empowerment of Girls through Education. We are temporarily on hold until things are a bit more normal again, but we love The Maiden Factor project, and are pas- sionate about what we do, so we will keep going as long as it takes. I have been to some of the stopovers but haven’t done any legs yet. I am more than happy to run things from shore and keep everything going.

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SEE MORE Sentinelle, Dealer, Last Chance U – Basketball, Marriage or Mortgage, DOTA: Dragon's Blood Biggie: I Got A Story To Tell every legend has an origin story, and in the wake of the Notorious B.I.G.’s landmark induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this documentary takes a fresh look at one of the greatest, and most influential rappers of all time, by those who knew him best. 1st Bombay Rose documentary-style animation that brings together three tales of impossible love. Based on true stories, the film exposes the hardened heart of a society, where the love and lifestyle that reigns on the big screen is nothing like real life. 8th The One what if we could find our perfect partner through DNA matching? Eight episode sci-fi drama series. 12th Yes Day always feeling like they have to say “NO” to their kids and co-workers, Allison and Carlos decide to give their three kids a “YES DAY” – where for 24 hours the kids make the rules. Jennifer Garner. 12th APPLE TV+ SEE MORE Cherry the wild journey of a disenfranchised young man, drifting from college dropout to army medic – Cherry is anchored only by his one true love, Emily. After returning from deployment in the Iraq war, he battles the demons of undiagnosed PTSD; his life spiraling into drugs and crime, as he struggles to hold on to love, and find his place in the world. Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo. 12th SKY GO SEE MORE Sky TV customers can watch live sports, news, box sets, and catch up on movies, shows, and entertainment, online, anywhere in NZ. SEE MORE SEE MORE TVNZ ONDEMAND SEE MORE

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Inspired by her mother’s rebellious past, and a confident new friend, a shy teenage student sparks a revolution, after she publishes Moxie , an underground ‘zine’, calling out the toxic masculinity and sexism that reigns supreme at her high school. The faculty remain wilfully ignorant of increasing claims of harassment, especially after the annual ‘ranking’ by popular boys who rate every girl in the school based on metrics such as “best ass” and “most bang-able.” Written by Tina Fey, directed by, and starring, Amy Poehler, with Hadley Johnson – and shades of Poehler’s Mean Girls . Releases 3rd

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SEE MORE ZeroZeroZero follows a cocaine shipment, from its purchase by a powerful Italian cartel, to packaging in Mexico, and shipment to Europe. An epic power struggle is sparked in a chain reaction, from the local dealers, to the organized crime bosses – all of their lives, and livelihoods, hang in the balance. Available from 8th The Drowning Jodie lost her son eight years ago, and has been trying to rebuild her life, but after glimpsing a teenage boy, she is convinced he is her missing son... from 28th Honey Wars NZ docu-series follows the fortunes, and misfortunes, of Tai Tokerau Honey – owned and operated by the Murray family in Northland, and famous for its Ma¯nuka honey. But the business of bees can be a fickle one, and it’s a battle for the Murrays to keep their company, and wha¯nau, afloat. From 10th SEE MORE and Disney+ with Star Own The Room five international students from disparate backgrounds take their budding business ventures to Macau, to compete in the prestigious Global Student Entrepreneur Awards. Documentary, 12th The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers ten episode series continues from where the classic kids’ sports movie franchise left off. Emilio Estevez returns as the coach to help a new team of ice hockey underdogs

PULSE SEE MORE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORIES AND DOCUMENTARIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. GARDENING WITH SOUL A year in the garden with 90-year-old Sister Loyola Galvin. An intimate, funny, and moving documentary of a woman approaching the end of her life with optimism, zest, and a passion for gardening. Looking for Lenny controversial documentary that uses Lenny Bruce's legacy to tackle issues of new limitations that the government and society are placing upon freedom of expression. We Are X a transcendent rock-and-roll story aboutJapan’s X – the world's biggest and most successful band you've never heard of...yet. They pioneered a spectacle-driven style of visual rock, creating a one-of-a-kind cultural phenomenon. From the production team behind Searching for Sugar Man . WALTER PRESENTS SEE MORE TV EXPERT WALTER IUZZOLINO HANDPICKS COMPELLING SERIES FROM AROUND THE WORLD. The Defence the parents become the prime suspects after their three-year-old daughter disappears in unexplained circumstances. Their only hope is an old friend – a brilliant, cynical, and incredibly successful lawyer.

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To celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th, Emma Clifton sits down with Carol Hirschfeld – broadcaster, journalist, advocate, executive – to discuss her thirty-plus years in the media world, and how it has changed for women in that time.

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fine, I never want to be in front of the camera.’ I sawmyself very much as a backroom person.” But after 12 years at TVNZ, Carol moved to Me- diaworks in 1997, where she sat alongside John Campbell each night and delivered the TV3 News to the nation. Even then, she still kept her options open by also working as a producer for other shows. “For me, it was al- ways ‘Well, this presenting game... who knows? You never can rely on it!’” No matter the role, Carol says, there was al- ways the same clear aim: Can you tell a story? And can the person whose story it is trust you? “Knowing you’re actually dealing with people and these are people’s lives you’re talking about – and the trust that is involved with tak- ing care of people’s stories. That’s why it re- mains an incredibly important job – even though it’s got so hard to do these days.” In 2004, Carol and John left the news to start Campbell Live , with Carol as producer, but the toll of producing a 7pm show every night took a toll on her family life, and so Carol made the move to Ma¯ori Television in 2009 to become Head of Programming. Then it was on to Radio New Zealand in 2014 as Head of Content, and then Head of News. Then it was on to Radio New Zealand in 2014 as Head of Content, and then Head of News. For the last couple of years, she's been Head of Video/Audio and Content Partnerships at Stuff. You can see Carol's latest curations here Play Stuff Originals , and Play Stuff . SEE MORE During her time inmedia, Carol says the change

When a young Carol Hirschfeld was in high school and considering what she wanted from the possible career paths that stretched be- fore her, she had just one request. “My great fear was that I’d end up in an office some- where, not having a very interesting life,” she chuckles. “With journalism, [it felt like] you could get up one day and not really know where you might end up in the afternoon. And that was very true!” With a broadcasting career that has spanned 30 years and seen her in prominent roles in nearly all of New Zealand’s media companies, Carol, 59, says it is still that nature of expecting the unexpected that fuels her love for working in news. Growing up with a dad who was a real news hound, she saw the impact that the headlines could have on people. “Journalism was something with real value for working peo- ple; it helped people make important deci- sions in their lives, and they relied on the information to be credible and accurate.” Her first role was at TVNZ, very much behind- the-scenes, as a sub-editor for Eyewitness News in 1985. In fact, it was such a behind-the-scenes role that her two bosses – whom she’s still close friends with – joked that it was never going to get her in front of the camera. “I said, ‘That’s

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YOU’RE INVOLVED IN, DON’T YOU WANT TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE TO FULFIL THEIR POTENTIAL? PEOPLE HELPED ME FULFIL MINE...”

that she has been most excited about has been the slow but steady incorporation of Te Reo and a Ma¯ori perspective into our main- stream news. Carol is Nga¯ti Porou, from her mother’s side but after her mother died when Carol was 10, that part of her life remained somewhat unexplored, in the personal sense, until her time at Ma¯ori TV. “It brought me into Te Ao Ma¯ori; my professional life had never intersected with who I was, and what I needed to personally explore. It was hugely valuable to me at every level.” This year, Carol and her son Will (26), are embarking on a Te Reo journey together after signing up to learn the language. “I’ve done bits and pieces, but it’s an ongoing journey, and we’re going to learn together this year, which is really exciting.” Back when she was fronting the TV3 news, Carol’s own journey exploring her Ma¯ori heritage was an ongoing one, but she says she was very aware of how important it was for people to see a Ma¯ori woman on televi- sion. “Various people on the street would approach me and it always made me feel good. I remember being at the bank one day and the man helping me – I think he was Samoan – said ‘it is so good to see a brown person fronting our nightly news.’ I felt incredibly grateful for that comment,”she says. “You realise the power of being that person that someone can identify with and think to themselves, ‘If I wanted to, I could do that too!’ Because it wasn’t common then. And I wasn’t the first – but it certainly was unusual. If it was an oppor- tunity for other young, brown women to think ‘I could do something like that’, then I feel like I did something meaningful.” When it comes to watching the media be- come slowly more equal, in terms of genders, as well as slowly more diverse, Carol says zworking under Stuff’s Chief Executive Sinead Boucher is a true joy. “It’s extraordinary to see Sinead’s incredibly bold leadership over the last two years in particular. She’s an amazing inspiration and frankly, it’s a thrill to see some- one like her – a woman like her – lead the way for other media organisations about the reality of walking the walk and building a company that is true to the values you espouse.”

“Is the rest of the media there?” she asks. “I think it’s still very slow; it’s a grind in terms of getting women into those senior manage- ment positions. Maybe you can look at it in parallel to what’s happened with Te Reo – it certainly didn’t happen overnight, but it’s starting to happen.” Carol says the difference that more women and more diversity can bring to a workplace is immeasurable. “I truly believe you need diversity to form a strong fabric within whatever organisation you work in – and by that, I mean women and people from all sorts of diverse backgrounds, who bring a collective view about how they deal with a power structure. It’s very different to the individualistic, corpo- rate male approach.” She also cites Jacinda Ardern for having made a huge difference in how we see that power operate. “It’s an amazing time to be working in the media, to be honest, in what is happening globally, but also what is happening in our own country when it comes to those senior levels of power.” All through her career, Carol says, she was lucky to have really good male mentors as well who gave her the space to succeed. “What I’ve always felt is, in any work you’re in- volved in, don’t you want to help other peo- ple to fulfil their potential? People helped me fulfil mine and nothing gives me greater plea- sure then seeing it in others.” Part of her role in mentoring other women is “clearing some of that bullshit that gets in the way for women,” she says. “Women self-censor harder than men. And they think ‘I won’t be seen as the kind of person who could take that position’ – and it’s absolutely not true. Women bring different characteristics and qualities that make for a better workplace, and a better world.”

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BALLOONS OVER WAIKATO SEE MORE Five days of floating and flying fun, with the famous Nightglow show to finish – live music, rides, fireworks, and a few hot air balloons! Tues 16th – Sat 20th (FREE) AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL Te Ahurei Toi o Ta¯maki champions of change- making, the environment, ambitious ideas, powerful voices, & unique experiences that open our eyes, our hearts, and our minds. 70+ Events Across 18 Days, 4th – 21st. – See website for latest Covid-19 response news NZ SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA The Soldier’s Tale – Stravinsky NZSO Ensemble with Royal New Zealand Ballet dancers. March & June. March dates: Wanaka 4th, Dunedin 5th, Oamaru 6th, Ashburton 7th, Christchurch 11th, Nelson, 13th. Ka¯piti & Upper Hutt sold out! WELLINGTON FRINGE festival until March 20th 36TH AMERICA’S CUP going for gold – or more likely silverware, 6th – 15th AUCKLAND PASIFIKA FESTIVAL postponed : click link for details WILDFOODS FESTIVAL Hokitika – one to tick off the bucket list... Saturday 13th

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NZ FILM SOCIETIES SEASON 2021 SEE MORE A treasure trove of cinematic delights from near and far, past and present. New Zealand’s only alternative non-profit network of film exhibition with fifteen Societies across NZ. Programmes vary so check your local screenings – just click the link above. Pictured – Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen , dIrected by Heperi Mita. WRITE, SHOOT, CUT, SURVIVE... 48HOURS FILM FESTIVAL COMPETITION SHOOT WEEKEND 5TH – 7TH SEE MORE 48Hours is NZ's largest guerrilla filmmaking competition. It’s very simple; filmmakers have just one weekend to make a short film. Filmmakers don't know what genre they will be shooting until the start of the competition, and all creativity – writing, shooting, editing, and soundtrack – must be completed within the designated time, from 7pm Friday to 7pm Sunday. No extensions allowed! From first-time filmmakers to experienced directors, 48Hours is a seriously exciting challenge. On your marks, get set... Go!

Auckland Arts Festival The Griegol 4th – 7th

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TO SHOULDER PRESENTED BY AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL & AUCKLAND PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA, 8TH  SEE MORE Celebrate International Women’s Day with music and words from inspirational women including a world premiere commission for taonga puoro and orchestra by Ruby Solly, work by Pulitzer Prize winner Julia Wolfe, and more. This vibrant programme highlights women composers ranging from the12th century pioneer Hildegard von Bingen, to multi-faceted musician, writer, and taonga puoro practitioners Ruby Solly (Ka¯i Tahu, Waitaha, Ka¯ti Ma¯moe) and Arts Foundation Laureate Ariana Tikao (Ka¯i Tahu). Shoulder to Shoulder champions work by established Aotearoa composers, and international living composers from India, Iran, and the United States. interspersed with the powerful voices of women expressed through poetry, text and spoken word.

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An unstoppable force, Pietra Brettkelly is the award-winning filmmaker, director, writer and producer of documentaries such as Yellow Is Forbidden , A Flickering Truth and Maori Boy Genius . In the world of COVID the internationally-celebrated filmmaker is still working, remotely with teams, on inspired projects around the world. She talks with Hélène Ravlich. WHAT ARE YOU WATCHING? WHAT ARE YOU WEARING? PIETRA BRETTKELLY THE NEW STORIES BEING TOLD

What have you been watching lately, while based in beautiful O¯ hope? Well I’m lucky enough to be a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which means I’m an Oscar voter. Being down here at the bottom of the world, and away from many of my compatriots in the film industry, it’s helping me stay connected; when I get a new link to watch [a submission], I still feel part of the community. I’m seeing what is being made internationally, the new stories being told. We’re down to the short list now and the other day I watched an incredible short film called The Hunger Ward , which moved me so greatly. I think it’ll win an Oscar, it really is the most affecting and beautiful film. It’s about the war in Yemen, told through the eyes of a hospital

ward where children are literally dying of hunger.

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