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The Coaster

New Zealand, 1948 (MIFF 1983, Cecil Holmes Retrospective)

Director: Cecil Holmes

An impression of a small coastal steamer going around New Zealand picking up and delivering cargo. Made in the early English documentary tradition, with a verse commentary by Denis Glover.

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