ScreenTalk: Annie Goldson

Annie Goldson
Annie Goldson, NZOM, is probably New Zealand's most award-laden documentary filmmaker.

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Annie Goldson, NZOM, is probably New Zealand's most award-laden documentary filmmaker. She is known for her thought-provoking feature-length documentaries Punitive Damage, Georgie Girl, An Island Calling, and Brother Number One.

Goldson’s most recent documentary He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan (made with Kay Ellmers) looks at New Zealand’s longest millitary engagement.

In this ScreenTalk, Goldson talks about:

  • Working with ‘terrorists’ and ‘militants’ in the Counterterror documentaries
  • The challenge of dealing with the Dili massacre in Punitive Damage
  • How daily diaries helped shape Georgina Beyer documentary Georgie Girl
  • Filming morally complex documentary An Island Calling
  • The impact that post-traumatic stress had on filming Brother Number One
  • A series of prescient questions in He Toki Huna: New Zealand in Afghanistan

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.

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