A Death in the family

New Zealand, 1987

Film
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An outstanding dramatisation of a group of gay men nursing a friend dying of AIDS in his final 16 days. This beautifully shot film addresses the private realities of living and loving against the public front of a “horror” disease.

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Credits

co-director

Peter Wells

Stewart Main

producer

James H. Wallace

production company

James H. Wallace

New Zealand Film Commission

Television New Zealand

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
New Zealand
Production dates
1987

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

017508

Language

English

Audience classification

MA

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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