MY YEAR WITH HELEN

MY YEAR WITH HELEN

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2017, 93 minutes

SELECTED: NEW ZEALAND, SYDNEY, CANBERRA, ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, BRISBANE, TURKEY, BRIGHTON, NEW YORK

A behind-the-scenes human view of the inner workings of global power.

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations turns itself inside-out choosing a new Secretary-General.

Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope.

An observational documentary, MY YEAR WITH HELEN travels alongside Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the UNDP while also campaigning for SG and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.

“What a difference losing makes. Helen Clark’s well-documented, ultimately unsuccessful, bid to become United Nations’ Secretary-General may have dented personal dreams, as well as Kiwi aspirations throughout diplomatic, political, and public spheres – but boy has it set Gaylene Preston’s film up to be more than just a victory lap.” - STEVE NEWELL, FLICKS.CO.NZ

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