Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Camera On The Shore Brings Extraordinary Life Of Activist Filmmaker Barry Barclay To Wellington Audience

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has partnered with Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage to screen Camera on the Shore in Wellington – a film that looks at the remarkable Barry Barclay (Ngāti Apa and Pākehā).

Audiences will have a chance to see Graeme Tuckett’s 2009 documentary exploring the life and work of the pioneering Māori filmmaker. Barclay was a tireless activist who directed acclaimed features, documentaries and television productions, including Ngati, Tangata Whenua, and The Neglected Miracle. He was also a lifelong campaigner for indigenous peoples’ right to tell their own stories.

“Barry's more celebrated achievements... were founded on the back of a long and compassionate journey of discovery of self, of others and a rigorous, vigorous, disarmingly playful and punishingly sharp mind,” said filmmaker Graeme Tuckett shortly after Barclay’s passing in 2008.

Manatū Taonga’s Acting Chief Historian Steve Watters said, “We wanted to create an opportunity to spark a conversation about history, ethics, culture and Te Tiriti issues in an accessible way, for people who aren’t necessarily into lectures.

“This is the first time we’ve tried screening a film like this and we think it’s an exciting way to engage with our history.”

The screening is free, but seating is limited due to physical distancing, so people are required to register by emailing

  • Screening will take place on Friday 10 December from 12:10-2pm at Taiwhanga Kauhau – Auditorium, National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Wellington
  • Entry is free, but registration is required

More details on the Ngā Taonga website.

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman'

The Guardian needed not one, but three reviews to do justice to Fennell's unsettling approach, which indicates exactly how ambiguous and controversial its message really is. More>>

Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which won the Non Fiction Award at the Montana New Zealand Book Awards in 2009, and has now been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

Howard Davis: The Back of the Painting

Painting conservators are the forensic pathologists of the art world. While they cannot bring their subjects back to life, they do provide fascinating insights into the precise circumstances of a painting's creation, its material authenticity, and constructive methodology. More>>

Howard Davis: Black Panthers on the Prowl

A passionate and gripping political drama from Shaka King, this is an informative and instructive tale of human frailty that centers around the charismatic Chicago Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was murdered at the age of twenty-one during a police raid. More>>

Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>

Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>



  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland