Many New Zealand documentaries of the 20th century featured the country’s stunning landscape in an effort to attract tourists and settlers.
Part of story: Documentary film
Part of story: Feature film
Part of story: City images
‘Experimental’ is a term often applied to films that use innovative strategies to represent time, images and ideas.
Part of story: Experimental film
After the Second World War, visits by Bodenwieser Ballet in 1947, Ballet Rambert in 1949 and the Australian National Ballet in 1952 rebuilt audience interest.
Part of story: Ballet
Many New Zealanders are passionate about sport, especially about the All Blacks rugby team.
Part of story: Sport and the nation
National identity is a form of social identity – meaning people’s understanding of who they are in relation to others.
Part of story: New Zealand identity
In the history of New Zealand government support for the arts the pivotal era is the 1940s. Before that decade central government sometimes acted as a kind of patron, but only on a case-by-case basis.