The HeART of the Matter (2016)

  • Documentary
  • 1h 29m

Post World War II, New Zealand education underwent major changes. This documentary shows the changes and the people who worked tirelessly to establish an arts-centered, bicultural educational system.

Artists and art specialists, including luminaries such as Ralph Hotere, Cliff Whiting and Para Matchitt contributed to the creation of classrooms that were very different form the rote-learning environment previous generations suffered. Māori art, waiata and kapa haka were given a place in the classroom.

Through archival footage and interviews, this film shows the public-servants who lead this charge into the future and the children whose lives benefited from it.

Director

Luit Bieringa

Producer

Jan Bieringa

Editor

Annie Collins

Editor

Angela Boyd

Sound

Dick Reade

Cinematography

John Christoffels

Cinematography

Davorin Fahn

Cinematography

Greg Jennings

Cinematography

John Irwin

Cinematography

Tony Hiles

Language

English

Country of Origin

New Zealand