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She Shears

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NZ | 2018 | 79mins

  • Director Jack Nicol
  • Producers Georgina Allison Conder, Ainsley Gardiner
  • Starring Jills Angus Burney, Hazel Wood, Catherine Mullooly, Pagan Karauria, Emily Welch
  • Miss Conception films
  • Documentary, Festival & Independent

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Showing

  • 16 Nov, Friday, 7:30PM, ENCORE

a heartfelt documentary packed with humour – a must see
thisnzlife.co.nz

In the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women’s section.

Women and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job.

This fresh dispatch from the heartland introduces two legendary shearers – and three in the making — as they head for black-shirt glory at the Golden Shears.

A stunning slice of rural life and the gutsy women who share a passion for shearing. They describe it as art and after seeing this beautiful film, so will you.

Hilary Barry, Seven Sharp

While the Golden Shears comperes freestyle with verbal flair on a flying fleece or a kicky ewe, director Jack Nicol applies camera poetry to the agility, strength, skill and rhythmic grace of women wielding blades of steel.
New Zealand International Film Festival