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Sylvia

Author: Don ReynoldsIan PaulMichael FirthMichele QuillF FairfaxAll authors
Publisher: New Zealand : Unitel International Ltd. [production company], 1984.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a dramatisation based on two autobiographical novels by Sylvia Ashton-Warner who developed a liberated approach to teaching young, illiterate, mainly Maori pupils. In doing so she comes up against the male educational bureaucracy and an educational system based on teaching methods which she rejects as 'cultural imperialism'. Nine years in the novels, spent in several New Zealand locations, are compressed  Read more...
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Named Person: Sylvia Ashton-Warner
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Don Reynolds; Ian Paul; Michael Firth; Michele Quill; F Fairfax; Sylvia Ashton-Warner; Unitel International Ltd.
OCLC Number: 225758718
Notes: Based on 'Teacher' and 'I Passed This Way' by Sylvia Ashton-Warner.
Distributed by Ronin Films.
Credits: Director, Michael Firth ; producers, Don Reynolds, Michael Firth ; script, Michele Quill, F. Fairfax, Michael Firth.
Cast: Eleanor David, Nigel Terry, Tom Wilkinson, Mary Regan.
Description: 1 videocassette (VHS) (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

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This is a dramatisation based on two autobiographical novels by Sylvia Ashton-Warner who developed a liberated approach to teaching young, illiterate, mainly Maori pupils. In doing so she comes up against the male educational bureaucracy and an educational system based on teaching methods which she rejects as 'cultural imperialism'. Nine years in the novels, spent in several New Zealand locations, are compressed into a few months in a small, country town in the early 1940s. This film is both a classroom drama and an emotional story about a young woman who is coming to terms with an overwhelming sense of isolation in a society that largely rejects the artist.

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