Buy the Family Farming in
New Zealand DVD


This is New Zealand's first ever documentary film on family farming: an invaluable record of life as it was and is for rural families.


Farming with the family is a way of life that is loved and valued by those who work the land. Family farmers aged eight to eighty plus share their stories in this documentary, with excerpts taken from films made between the 1940s and the 2010s.


Family Farming in New Zealand was commissioned by the NZ 2014 IYFF  Co-ordinating Committee (Brendan Hoare, Christine Dann, Jane Adams, Keira Jacobson and Richard Fitzgerald) to mark the United Nations 2014 International Year of Family Farming in New Zealand.


Most of the historic film excerpts used in the film are from short documentaries and magazine items made by the National Film Unit between the 1940s and 1970s. They are now part of the Archives New Zealand National Film Unit collection. In some cases the whole film is on line at New Zealand on Screen.


Learn more about this production here.


Price $24.95 NZD

plus $5 shipping in NZ

$12 shipping international


New Zealand customers only:


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Hugh Macdonald Productions

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Box 14-375,

Wellington 6241


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