Filming the Colonial Past
The New Zealand Wars on Screen
Otago University Press 2018
New Books in Arts & LettersNew Books in Australian and New Zealand StudiesNew Books in CommunicationsNew Books in FilmNew Books in HistoryNew Books in Military HistoryNew Books in Peoples & PlacesNew Books in Politics & SocietyNew Books Network December 14, 2018 Jason Schulman
In her new book, Filming the Colonial Past: The New Zealand Wars on Screen (Otago University Press, 2018), Annabel Cooper, an Associate Professor in the Gender Studies Programme at the University of Otago, explores how filmmakers have portrayed the New Zealand wars of the 19th century and how those productions serve as a snapshot of the complex cultural moment of their creation. Exploring today’s new forms of media and innovative platforms, Cooper charts the growth of Maori creative control in telling these important national stories.