An introduction to the student projects, view the trailer in the movie file below. This exhibition brings to life personal narratives and reflections on the years 1914-1918 showcased as interpretive digital productions.
Created by Charlie Mills, J’leanne Carpenter, Melania Tasi Wulf and Reo Hollick.
This blog shares the stories written from womens’ perspectives on the home front in the South Pacific during the First World War; how these women adapted to the impact of war and male absence.
The characters, featuring Maori, Samoan, Australian, and New Zealand European women, are brought to life through first person narratives drawn from research on real or imagined characters in the images.
“We believed that by bringing this information and research to the public eye.. [the blog] will allow the audience to imagine further into the story”
Click on the link to take you to the blog: http://unitecworldwarproject.blogspot.co.nz
Created by Maria Latu, Tiare Miranda and Alpha Latu.
Students interview a member of the Women’s International League of Peace and Freedom to learn about the background of this organisation and its role in promoting peace and justice.
“What drew my interest into this project was being able to interview an author and oral historian, Megan Hutching, and learning about different women on the ideal of peace and freedom”
A documentary film produced by Sam Mclaren, Annabelle Grace and Shaun Constable.
Film Length: 20 mins
This intergenerational interview tells the story of two men who fought on opposite sides during World War One and their eventual connection through the next generation in New Zealand.
Student Sam Mclaren interviews his grandmother Noelene Mercer who recounts the story and shares her family history.
“I saw an opportunity to to include something I am really passionate about, my family’s history. I believe my Nana is very proud of not just me but my team also. Noelene said that one day I would be able to show this to my children and show them their family history”.
“In the end it is not the war itself we remember but the stories of countless men and women”.