Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Tuesday 6th March 2012
A screening of the award winning documentary BROTHER NUMBER ONE by Annie Goldson. Followed by a Question & Answer time with Kiwi Olympian rower Rob Hamill.
Rob went to Cambodia to retrace the events that saw his brother, Kerry, caught, tortured and murdered by the Khmer Rouge in 1978.
"A devastating, yet simple, account of a family's breakdown after the loss of one of its members, Brother Number One deserves a special place among films. It is a microcosm that helps us understand. The film manages, through the unpretentious journey and edification of one man, to speak not only for tens of thousands of victims, but for millions in a Cambodia that is still broken today. Goldson captures the heartbreak without one scrap of over-dramatisation. No overbearing soundtrack, no trace of dramatic re-enactment - just simple respectful storytelling. Directors of Photography Jake Bryant and Peter Gilbert, as well as editor James Brown, deserve special mention.
Brother Number One is a lesson in how documentary filmmaking can change the world in which we live. I honestly suggest you allow it to change yours."
– Rebecca Butterworth, Melbourne Filmink
March 6, 2012
Movie starts at 7.30pm, Q&A to follow
Nelson & suburbs
The Suter Art Gallery
208 Bridge Street, Nelson
All tickets $15
Tickets from State Cinemas Nelson and door sales at The Suter Cinema from 7.10pm on Tuesday 6th March ph. 03 5483 885.
Ph. 03 5483 885