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Art matters: Public lay claim to city
15 November 2015
New Zealand Herald

The Art of Recovery is an impressive piece of work . . . I left wondering not about the achievement it represented, but instead what gap would have been left in our collective memory if Peter Young simply had not bothered.

Director Peter Young on his new film ‘The Art of Recovery’
15 November 2015
Radio NZ National

The Art of Recovery tells the story of artists and entrepeneurs who have brought the creative spirit back into central Christchurch in the years after the devastating earthquakes there.

Peter Young on ‘The Art of Recovery’
13 November 2015
Rip It Up

One of the many things that impress about The Art of Recovery, the new documentary about life in Christchurch after the city earthquakes, are the intelligent, highly articulate people interviewed.

The Christchurch Documentary That Celebrates Doing Small Things in a Great Way
7 November 2015
Sunday Star Times

Steve Kilgallon talks to filmmaker Peter Young about his passionate snapshot of creative efforts to rebuild Christchurch.

The Art of Recovery
6 November 2015
SCREENZ

Keith Barclay, the Editor of SCREENZ spoke to Peter Young.
Peter Young’s NZIFF-premiered The Art of Recovery opened in Auckland yesterday and will soon head to Wellington. When he spoke to SCREENZ after Labour Weekend, Young noted it had been three years almost to the day since he’d started filming for the documentary at FESTA, Christchurch’s Festival of Transitional Architecture.

Art of Recovery: Q&A with Peter Young
5 November 2015
The Big Idea

Peter Young’s documentary The Art of Recovery was inspired by artists and entrepreneurs bringing life back to Christchurch streets and explores how we build our cities.

Interview: ‘Art of Recovery’ Director talks to bFM
4 November 2015
bFM

Esther talks to Peter Young on bFM about the uprising and response of the people in Christchurch documented in the film The Art of Recovery.

Interview: ‘Art of Recovery’ Director on Post-Quake Christchurch’s Uprising
4 November 2015
Flicks

Liam Maguren had a good chat with the film’s director Peter Young about this uprising and how he set about to capture the Christchurch community in its prime.

Highly regarded Christchurch documentary ‘The Art of Recovery’ opens on Thursday
2 November 2015
RadioLive

Paul Henry talks with ‘The Art of Recovery’ director Peter Young, who has chronicled Christchurch over the past 5 years into a doucmentary that opens on Thursday.

Responses to the Christchurch Premiere

14 August 2015

The Breeze

The world premiere of the Art of Recovery played to a full house last night at the Isaac Theatre Royal. And immediately after the screening Sue White of The Breeze recorded these comments from the audience.

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Christchurch rebuild documentary The Art of Recovery to premiere
6 August 2015
The Press

A new feature-length documentary from award-winning Christchurch director Peter Young will be shown for the first time at NZIFF – Christchurch, 7-23 August 2015.

Art of Recovery on TV3 news
17 July 2015
TV3

Peter Young was featured in a story on TV3 (New Zealand) news talking about Art of Recovery. Pete is also the director of photography of another NZIFF film, The Women of Pike River.

Peter Young talks to Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB
17 July 2015
Newstalk ZB

Listen in to Director Peter Young speaking to Chris Lynch of Newstalk ZB about his film Art of Recovery, set to premier at the Isaac Theatre Royal on Thursday August 13th.