Catch of the Week
CHEERS, PIONEERS: When Annie Goldson and Dawn Hutchesson revisited the groundbreaking 1976 TV series Women for their 2004 film Sheilas: 28 Years On, they were exploring their own journeys as much as those of the women they spoke to and, almost another generation on – and in time for Suffrage 125 – their film has debuted on NZ On Screen. The chance to hear the late Marcia Russell again is worth the click in itself: tinyurl.com/NZLsheilas. Sheilas is one of several new additions to NZ On Screen’s excellent Pioneering Women collection. The others are 1994 centenary doco Votes for the Girls; Aileen O’Sullivan’s look at arts in the family, It’s in the Genes Girls; and a 1986 Sunday special in which three male reporters (one of whom is Lindsay Perigo) look into women in media: tinyurl.com/ NZLpioneers.
JOBS DONE: There’s also new work for Suffrage 125, which tells its own story about where feminism is looking now. Minimum is a series of short online films made by Kathleen Winter for Radio New Zealand and Loading Docs that speak to women working for the minimum wage. Each combines real-life interviews with animation to talk about work that’s undervalued in more than one way: tinyurl.com/NZLminimum.
Sheilas: 28 Years On