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“Set in 19th Century New Zealand, Pictures is a story of two central struggles: Māori and Pākehā, brother against brother.

“Walter Burton is a young photographer embittered by a warning from authorities that he is not to exhibit photos depicting Māori being taken prisoner by Colonial troops. Walter's brother Alfred however is prepared to comply, and meets with much more success. Determined to assert himself, Walter exhibits his controversial pictures - with disastrous results for his brother and himself.” - New Zealand Film Commission;; 29/01/2014.

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Year 1981

Reference number F16602

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Feature

Duration 1:27:24

Production company Pacific Films

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Credits Cast: Kevin J Wilson
Cast: Peter Vere-Jones
Cast: Helen Moulder
Cast: Elizabeth Coulter
Cast: Terence Bayler
Cast: Matiu Mareikuira
Cast: Ken Blackburn
Director: Michael Black
Producer: John O'Shea
Writer: Robert Lord
Writer: John O'Shea
From An Idea By: Michael Black
Director of Photography: Rory O'Shea
Camera: Michael Hardcastle
Production Manager: Dorthe Scheffmann
Editor: John Kiley
Art Director: Russell Collins
Costumes: Gwen Kaiser
Music: Jan Preston
Sound Editors: Geoff Shepherd
Sound Editors: David Newton
Studio Manager: Eric Anderson
Special Effects: Kevin Chisnall
Funded By: New Zealand Film Commission

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