Celia

Coming to Cinemas 28 February 2019

Former 20/20 and 60 Minutes journalist Amanda Millar directs this portrait of Celia Lashlie, who campaigned relentlessly to raise awareness of the social issues facing New Zealand.

"Celia Lashlie, an impassioned, charismatic advocate for equality of opportunity in New Zealand, is mourned and celebrated in this documentary written, directed and produced by former TV current affairs journalist Amanda Millar. Millar was responsible for several 60 Minutes items that enabled Lashlie, frequently at odds with bureaucracy, to put her case to the nation. When Lashlie received a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2014, she invited Millar to film the final year of her life." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

Trailers

Directed by

Documentary, Festival & Independent

100mins

Rating: Exempt

New Zealand

Stuff.co.nz (Graeme Tuckett)

press

Celia should be compulsory viewing for anyone who works in education, social services, incarceration or corrections in New Zealand.