Reel Life on the West Coast

REEL LIFE ON THE WEST COAST
Coasts of New Zealand, W. Franklyn Barrett / Pathe Freres, 1910

Rail, mining, early mountaineering and tourism are themes explored, with accompaniment by acclaimed Greymouth born pianist Jan Preston, a specialist in composition and performance for silent film.

Director: Various
Year: 1910
Country: New Zealand
Running time: 80 mins

Curators Jane Paul (The New Zealand Film Archive) and Zoë Roland (New Zealand Historic Places Trust) present a programme of early 20th century films that pay tribute to the rich and diverse heritage of the West Coast.