Women of the National Film Unit

Date: Wednesday 24th October, 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Location: Te Ahumairangi (ground floor), National Library, corner Molesworth and Aitken Streets, Thorndon

Cost: Free. You don't need to book. 

Contact: events.natlib@dia.govt.nz

World Audiovisual Heritage Day

A presentation on the pioneering women film-makers of our National film Unit will acknowledge the World Audiovisual Heritage Day which was initiated by UNESCO to raise of awareness of the significance and preservation of recorded sound and audiovisual documents.

Pioneering women film-makers

The National Film Unit holds an important place in our audiovisual history. NFU productions were a major source of news and information for New Zealanders from the 1940s to 1980s, and its output and influence helped shape New Zealand’s emerging film and television industries. 

As part of Suffrage 125 celebrations, and to mark World Audiovisual Heritage Day, Archivist Katherine C’Ailceta will profile some of the pioneering women film-makers of the NFU and present some of their works.

About the speaker

Katherine C’Ailceta is an Archivist in the Research Services team at Archives New Zealand, where she specialises in film research. She has a background in New Zealand media history and archiving, and has worked in audiovisual archives for over a decade.

Women National Film Unit
NFU Director Kathleen O’Brien works with Marquis the Chimpanzee on the set of ‘Monkey Tale’, 1951 Archives reference: AAPG 24449 W3939 28/ [4]