Book Launch: Observations by Russell Campbell

vicbooks is proud to be hosting Victoria University Press’ launch of Observations: Studies in NZ Documentary by Russell Campbell.

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As New Zealanders we have varied and conflicting ideas of who we are, some of the most striking of these come through the formation of documentary film narratives. From war to politics to social revolution, inside sports and the arts, film makers have been watching and recording it all. Russell Campbell delves into the fact and formulation of our ideas of ourselves through the recording and harnessing of images, how the national identity is notionalised and cemented, how film was influenced by our experiences and how it in turn influences the idea that come next.

The launch will take place at vicbooks, in the Student Union Building on campus (see image above), at 6pm on Thursday the 13th of October. Come along and enjoy the book, the launch, some nibbles and something to drink.

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