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Doc Edge Presents: The Sound of Her Guitar

25 Nov 2017
2pm in Auckland & 3.30pm in Wellington
Screening of the award-winning New Zealand film 'The Sound of Her Guitar'.
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Varies by location, check website for details
Auckland Art Gallery & The Embassy Theatre
Auckland Art Gallery: Corner Kitchener and Wellesley Streets The Embassy Theatre: 10 Kent Terrace, Mount Victoria, Wellington
Auckland, Wellington


The Sound of Her Guitar

New Zealand | 2016 | 75 minutes | Director: Bill Morris

Donna Dean is one of New Zealand’s most respected songwriters — twice winner of New Zealand Country Music Album of the Year — an artist who has recorded and toured all over the world to critical acclaim.

But Donna’s has been no easy road. She grew up in Auckland’s Glen Innes in a home beset by alcoholism, abuse and violence. When she left home at 15, Donna found herself pregnant and, just like her mother, caught up in a violent relationship. She turned to alcohol to hide the pain.

But Donna’s mother had instilled in her daughter a profound love for music — and it was this, along with Donna’s willpower and determination, that would eventually give her a way out of the darkness — escaping a cycle of violence and addiction to become a successful and much-loved songwriter. The film follows Donna and her band on their recent tour of the United States, then finally brings her home to confront her past.

Winner: Best New Zealand Editing, Doc Edge Festival 2016

Supported by MindFood

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Doc Edge Presents is a programme of regular documentary screenings throughout the year, usually on the last Saturday of the month (excluding May & December) in Auckland and Wellington.

Written by

The Documentary New Zealand Trust

21 Nov 2017

Interests The Documentary New Zealand Trust is a non-for-profit charitable organisation based in Auckland which was founded in 2004.