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Self Portrait of Marti Friedlander

Self Portrait Marti Friedlander

Nun and young woman at a Women's Convention
'Sex within Marriage' sign at a protest march


Marti: the passionate eye


Marti: the passionate eye
Marti: the passionate eye traces the dramatic personal story of Marti Friedlander, one of New Zealandís leading photographers, alongside the major social changes she recorded. She has photographed New Zealandís best-known artists in their studios, collaborated with Michael King on a famous series of Maori portraits, and documented many protest activities including the Springbok Tour and the Womenís Movement. Marti talks frankly about the art of photography, her life, and the fascinating people and events she has portrayed.

won best documentary at the Jewish Eye - World Jewish Film Festival in Israel in 2006 and was selected from over 600 entries as one of only 20 films to partake in the Berlin DOKU.ARTS Festival last year.
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will screen on the Arts Channel on SKY TV in December. The first screening is Tuesday 8th December at 8.30pm.

2008 San Diego Jewish Film Festival.

2004 screened TV One Festival Series (TVNZ), and New Zealand International Film Festivals,

2005 screened Sydney Film Festival , Rome International Film Festival, DOCNZ, and Washington Jewish Film Festival.

2006 screened at the Indie Cinema Showcase Los Angeles, Rome Independent Film Festival, Washington Jewish Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Festival. Boston Jewish Film Festival, World Jewish Film Festival (Israel).

2007 screened at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival January 21st, second screening on TVNZ TV One May 20th, and the Berlin DOKU.ARTS Festival.Also screened on Air NZ international flights.

73 minutes,

Available for broadcast on Digital Betacam


A 10 page study guide for teachers (written by Roger Horrocks) available for download: keyword/search:

Study Guides
Kiwi farmers in black singlets

Photo by Marti Friedlander


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