Producer and director Gaylene Preston’s My Year With Helen premieres at the New Zealand International Film Festival on Sunday July 23rd July at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. The film’s first Wellington session on July 30th at the Embassy Theatre sold out on the first day of ticket sales. Preston will venture to each venue across the festival to attend post-screening Q&A sessions.
My Year With Helen is a documentary about former Prime Minister Helen Clark “campaigning to become the first woman UN Secretary-General while continuing her work as the highest ranking female at the UN, leading the UN Development Group and managing to stay in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.” from the film’s press release. Clark herself commented: “The film conveys how tough it is to break the remaining glass ceilings. May it motivate future generations of women to keep at it!”. The film has already received positive reviews. Check out the Facebook page and official site below, as well as viewing the trailer.