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The HeART of the Matter Film Screening (for Mahara Gallery)

March 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm


3pm on Sunday 19 March at St Peters Hall

Tickets $12 (including afternoon tea) available from Paekākāriki Fruit Supply & Mahara Gallery 

Limited door sales on the day

Fundraiser for the new Mahara Gallery 

Afternoon tea served on arrival

The screening will be followed by Q & A with the film producer, Jan Bieringa

The HeART of the Matter (2016) looks at major changes in New Zealand teaching which began after World War ll. A group of bureaucrats and arts specialists set about introducing a “thoroughly bicultural and arts-centred education system” to schools — in contrast to the rote learning of the past. Combining interviews and archival footage, Luit and Jan Bieringa (The Man in the Hat) examine this period of radical educational reform, and ask what lessons can be applied to the present.

Directed by Luit Bieringa

Produced by Jan Bieringa


March 19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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