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Gallipoli Film & Military Week at Te Papa


Monday 18 April 2005

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Gallipoli Film First Public Screening and Military Week at Te Papa

Gallipoli

On ANZAC Day (25 April 2005) Te Papa will hold New Zealand’s first public screening of Gallipoli, Turkish director Tolga Ōrnek’s feature-length documentary exploring the World War l Gallipoli campaign through the letters and diaries of British, Australian, New Zealand, and Turkish soldiers.

The film focuses on human aspects of the Gallipoli campaign, portraying the emotions and suffering of ordinary soldiers in the trenches, without discrimination by religion, language, or race.

Turkish director Tolga Ōrnek is known for his international documentaries Atatūrk, Mount Nemrud: The Throne of the Gods, and The Hittites. He now explores this tragic episode, which was influential in shaping Turkish history and world history.

International stars like Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill are behind the voice-overs, as well as other talented American, Australian, and British actors. Karl-Heinz Boching designed the special effects, and Demir Demirkan composed the film’s original music.

To make the film as historically rich as possible, the film-makers researched thousands of diaries, letters, and other documents. They investigated more than 70 archives in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Russia, Australia, Austria, New Zealand, and Turkey. They consulted more than 16 international historians. The documentary is the outcome of this six-year effort.

The film has official associations with the Australian War Memorial, the Imperial War Museum, the New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage, and the Çanakkale Naval Museum.

Gallipoli
Monday 25 April 2005
3.30pm–5.40pm
Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Free entry
Historian Chris Pugsley will give a 15-minute introduction.

Military Week at Te Papa

To commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the Gallipoli landings during World War l, the Army is enhancing its commemorative activities in Wellington with an official Military Week at Te Papa leading up to Anzac Day

Military Week will be held at Te Papa from Monday 18 to Monday 25 April, and includes an impressive display of Waiouru Army Museum vehicles and the new NZLAVs (Light Armoured Vehicles) and an exciting events and entertainment programme.

All events are open to the public, and it is hoped that Wellingtonians and visitors alike will take the opportunity to learn more about the significance of Anzac Day and the anniversary of Gallipoli through this free programme of appealing and educational activities.

Military Week at Te Papa programme
Monday 18 April–Monday 25 April,
10am–6pm
Te Papa Plaza (Outside Level 1); Amphitheatre (Outside Level 1); Wellington Foyer (Level 2).
Free entry

Monday 18 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza, Amphitheatre (Level 1 – Outside), and Wellington Foyer (Level 2).
Camera-flage!
2.00pm–3.30pm, Te Papa Plaza (Wellington Foyer if wet)
Hey Kids! Come and get kitted out in cool army gear and have your face painted in camouflage colours too. Then be photographed with a military vehicle.

Tuesday 29 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Wednesday 20 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
Camera-flage!
11.00am–12.30pm, Te Papa Plaza, Level 1 – Outside (Wellington Foyer if wet).
NZ Army Band Quintet Educational Concert
1.00pm–2.00pm, Te Marae, Level 4.
Stakeout!
2.00pm–3.30pm, Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside (Te Marae if wet).
Hey kids! Come along to an army observation stand and learn how soldiers go on reconnaissance to gather military information and identify distant targets.

Thursday 21 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
New Zealand Army Band Quintet - Educational Concert
1.00–2.00pm; Te Marae, Level 4.
Enjoy this fun educational programme from the internationally renowned Army Band Quintet.

Friday 22 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.Stakeout!
11.00am–12.30pm, Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside (Te Marae if wet).
Camera-flage!
2.00pm–3.30pm, Te Papa Plaza, Level 1 – Outside (Wellington Foyer if wet).
Arch of Remembrance
10.00am–6.00pm, Wellington Foyer.
Place a poppy on this beautiful arch and remember the fallen on the ninetieth anniversary of the World War l Gallipoli campaign.

Saturday 23rd
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 - Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
New Zealand Army Band Concert
12.00noon–1.00pm, Amphitheatre, Level 1 - Outside
Hear this internationally renowned band perform a programme of swing and popular music with vocals and more!
Force 9 Challenge!
1pm–3pm, Amphitheatre , Level 1-Outside (cancelled if wet)
Kids! You’ve played Force 9 online, come along and play the game for real. Win a prize! - ‘Have you got what it takes’?
‘Walking Anzac’ Lecture
4.00–5.00pm; Soundings Theatre, Level 2
World-renowned military historian Dr Christopher Pugsley gives an illustrated lecture on Gallipoli and the impact this area has had on him over the last 25 years as a historian. Dr Pugsley’s visit to New Zealand is sponsored by the Waiouru Army Museum.
Arch of Remembrance
10.00am–6.00pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Sunday 24 April
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
Camera-flage!
2.00pm–3.30pm, Te Papa Plaza, Level 1 – Outside (Wellington Foyer if wet).
New Zealand Army Band Concert
1pm - 2pm, Amphitheatre Level 1– Outside (Wellington Foyer if wet)
Arch of Remembrance
10.00am–6.00pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

Monday 25 April (Anzac Day)
Army Vehicle Display
10.00am–6.00pm, Te Papa Plaza; Amphitheatre, Level 1 – Outside; and Wellington Foyer, Level 2.
Seventh Battalion Band Anzac Concert
1.30pm–2.30pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2
Hear Wellington’s official band in a special Anzac Day performance. Features the Drum Corps.
Gallipoli (2005)
3.30pm–5.40pm, Soundings Theatre, Level 2
Don’t miss New Zealand’s first public screening of this feature-length documentary exploring the World War l Gallipoli campaign through the letters and diaries of British, Australian, New Zealand, and Turkish soldiers. By Turkish director Tolga Ōrnek with voice-overs by Jeremy Irons and Sam Neill. Introduced by Chris Pugsley.
Arch of Remembrance
10.00am–6.00pm, Wellington Foyer, Level 2.

For full details of the Military Week events and entertainments programme please visit www.tepapa.govt.nz or telephone (04) 381-7000.

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