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Dame Valerie Adams: More Than Gold

1h 33m Documentary 2022

“This is a beautifully well-constructed, modest, intelligent and illuminating film that you will be very happy you took the time to see.” - Stuff

Dame Valerie Adams: More Than Gold written and directed by Briar March and produced by Leanne Pooley, tells the candid and inspirational story of Olympic gold champion and Tongan leader Dame Valerie Adams.

Many New Zealanders believe they know Dame Valerie Adams, but in a ‘sports’ documentary like no other she shares her story with honesty and vulnerability exposing herself in a way few sportspeople dare.

Dame Valerie Adams: More Than Gold was the recipient of the 2023 FIFO International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival Special Jury Prize and the Youth Jury Prize in Tahiti. The film will have its US Premiere at the 2023 Hawai’i International Film Festival Spring Showcase at the beginning of April.


Briar March


Leanne Pooley


Mark Lapwood

Original Music

Arli Liberman

Sound Designer

Alan Kidd






New Zealand


Transmission, Eight Productions

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