My Year With Helen

Promoted By Demand Film

Date: Wed, Mar 7, 2018 6:00 PM

Where: Readings Courtney Place
100 Courtenay Place, Wellington, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand is thrilled to celebrate the lead-up to International Women's Day by hosting a very special one-off screening of MY YEAR WITH HELEN, the film by Gaylene Preston which travels alongside Helen Clark as she campaigned for United Nations Secretary General and opens the way to important discussions on gender politics. is delighted to announce that we will be joined by Helen Clark for a question and answer session at the conclusion of the screening.


  • General Admission: $35.00
  • Additional booking fee of $1.75 per ticket.
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My Year With Helen

Year: 2017

Genre: Documentary - Biography

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Producer: Gaylene Preston, Catherine Madigan

Director: Gaylene Preston

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.