The heART of the Matter, 2016.

The heART of the Matter: Documentary Film Screening


FreeAccessibleWest Auckland
Date

Sunday 1 October, 1pm-3pm

Venue

Lopdell Theatre

418 Titirangi Road, Titirangi

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Cost

Free

Enquiries

No bookings required

Website

teuru.org.nz

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Details

Luit Bieringa’s documentary traces the changes in educational philosophy in the years immediately after WWII.

These changes established a thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system in New Zealand.

Gordon Tovey, National Supervisor of Arts and Crafts, and his team of artists and art specialists fostered the lively and colourful classrooms that New Zealand is familiar with today, in stark contrast to the rote-learning environments preceding them.

Replete with archival interviews and little-seen footage, this film is likely to transport any Kiwi-educated boomer back to school, but its richly storied excavation of the past is as clearly pointed towards the future as once were its public-servant heroes.

This screening takes place in the historic Lopdell House, previously a school for the deaf and a teacher training facility named after pioneering educator, Frank Lopdell.

The setting highlights questions raised by the film about innovations of education in Aotearoa.





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