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‘25 April’ doesn't seek to reinterpret the past: its mission is to document it is a direct and accessible way and it does that magnificently.
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25 April

25 April is an innovative feature documentary created to bring the story of the New Zealand experience at Gallipoli (Turkey) to life for a modern audience through a re-imagined world. Using graphic novel-like animation, 25 April brings First World War experiences out of the usual black-and-white archive pictures and into vibrant, dynamic color. Weaving together animated “interviews” based on the diaries, letters and memoirs of six people who were actually there, the film tells the compelling and heart-wrenching tale of war, friendship, loss and redemption using the words of those who experienced it.

Played at

Town Center 5, 10.21.16 - 10.27.16
Rated NR
Genre: Animated, Documentary, War
Runtime: 85 min
Language: English

Director: Leanne Pooley
FEATURED REVIEW: Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz
Leanne Pooley took audiences to one of the (somewhat literal) peaks of New Zealand achievement with Beyond the Edge 3D. Now she takes us to the depths of our nation’s despair with animated ANZAC film READ REVIEW