My Year With Helen

Past Event23 Jul - 25 Jul

My Year With Helen

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The Civic

Film

Gaylene Preston’s My Year with Helen delivers a fascinating portrait of Helen Clark on a mission – and a laconic account of the exasperating circumstances wherein she hit the glass ceiling at the United Nations.

 

Early in the film the former PM spells out her primary professional objective: find herself a job where she can “do a power of good.”Keen to discover what that might look like in 2015, Preston followed Clark to Botswana in her third top-ranked position at the UN, heading up the UN Development Programme. She didn’t know that in the year that followed Clark would also be campaigning for the position of secretary general.The election of the UN’s top official had once been so secretive that not even the candidates knew they were in the running. For 2016 the UN announced that the contest would be much more transparent. Considering the organisation’s remits around gender equality, the time felt ripe for the first female secretary general in its 80-year history. Clark was one of seven women to announce their candidacy.

 

The media love a horse race, and politicians, diplomats and feminist organisations were immediately abuzz with speculation and opinion.Shuttling between a forthright Clark and official UN briefings which reveal nothing, Preston singles out a wealth of clued-up commentators and shrewdly observes multiple angles to the story.Nothing anyone has to say is intended to convince you that this was a transparent process, or even, in fact, a race. Clark is dignified and resilient in the face of loss. She can always congratulate herself on having had Preston on hand to mine her disappointing experience and discover in it the fuel for future fire.

 

“We do have a way of women taking charge that a lot of other nationalities don’t.” — Gaylene Preston

 

Visit nziff.co.nz to see the full schedule of films on at the 2017 New Zealand International Film Festival. 

 

Ticket Pricing

Sun 23 Jul, 1.00 pm

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Early Bird Full (purchased before 20 July)
$17.50
Full (purchased from 20 July)
$18.50
Film Society / Film Industry Guilds *
$15.50
Community Service Card *
$15.50
Student *
$15.50
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Tue 25 Jul, 11.00 am

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

Full
$15.00
Senior (60+)
$12.50
Children (15 and under)
$12.50

Ten-Trip Pass

Service fees apply. Ticketmaster is the official ticketing agent for all ticketed events at Auckland Live.

 

The Ten-Trip Pass consists of a unique code that can be used to purchase tickets to any screening (subject to seat availability) excluding 3D films, Special Events, and Live Cinema performances.

Passes can be purchased and redeemed for tickets in advance online, via the phone or at the Aotea or The Civic box offices. Passes can also be redeemed on the day at all venues, subject to seat availability. When you purchase your pass you will receive the unique code. 

Please note, this will be emailed the next business day if you purchase online. (The code is issued immediately when purchased at the Box Office or via the phone). Your code will enable you to redeem your pass for tickets to individual sessions. Once all ten tickets have been redeemed, the code will expire.

Ten-Trip Pass
$155.00

Concession Discounts

Students, Film Society members, Industry Guild members and Community Service Card holders are entitled to purchase one ticket per session at the discount rate. Student/Membership /CSC ID is required – please ensure you bring it with you to the venue to present to staff on request; failure to do so will result in the full price being charged for attendance. Film Society “Three Film Sampler” holders are not entitled to the concession discount.

 

Please note: We are unable to accept any vouchers unless marked NZIFF 2017.