Following a 7-Up formula, Sheilas: 28 Years On charts the history of second-wave feminism in New Zealand, based around a number of women who appeared in the 1976 documentary Women. Produced at the radical height of the women’s movement, Women was a unflinching look at the feminist issues of the day: including violence against women, sexuality, employment, media and indigenous issues.
The women include Donna Awatere-Huata, Miriam Cameron, Sandi Hall, Merata Mita, Aloma Parker and Marcia Russell who tell stories of their activism and of their lives, and reflect on the role of women in today’s society.
Annie Goldson & Dawn Hutchesson
Winner, Best Doc, Commonwealth Film Festival 2005
Young at Heart Film Festival 2006
Sydney Commonwealth Film Festival 2005
Women in Film & TV International Festival 2005
New Zealand International Film Festival 2004
Melbourne International Film Festival 2004