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Worldwide release coming in 2016.

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From chaos came creativity and hope for a broken city.

 

As demolition gangs reduce ruins to rubble, a dynamic group of artists, innovators and entrepreneurs are bringing life back to the streets of post-quake Christchurch, empowering the people and creating a promising future for a dynamic new city.

Projects like the 185 Empty Chairs memorial, Dance-O-mat, Pallet Pavilion, and the profusion of street art have become iconic symbols of the grassroots urban movement and provide sharp contrast to central Government’s big business, corporate driven approach to the rebuild of the city.

 

The Art of Recovery is a lively and beautifully filmed documentary that tells an uplifting story of resilience and community spirit and informs a greater conversation about how we live together, and how our we build our cities.

★★★★
A quietly exhilarating affirmation of people power.
- Peter Calder, NZ Herald

DIRECTOR & CINEMATOGRAPHER

Peter Young

PRODUCERS

Tracy Roe & Peter Young

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

Gaylene Preston

EDITORS

Gaylene Barnes & Scott Flyger

POST PRODUCTION

Images & Sound

SOUND DESIGN

Chris Sinclair

COMPOSER

Tom McLeod