An Ode to Wellington

Ode to Wellington

“Filmmaker Kathy Dudding takes on Wellington from a variety of perspectives in The Return (2008), the memories of her grandmother who arrived into Wellington on a boat from England at the age of three, archival footage of the city, and Dudding’s own searching eye that finds the quirky and too often-ignored parts of the city. It’s a beautiful wee film, a very personal and moving ode to a city, and an intimate memory cache.” – The Lumière Reader.

The Return is followed by footage from the Television New Zealand Collection, of Wellington night workers filmed in 1978.

This event is part of Wellington City Heritage Week. There are over 20 community hosted events throughout the city between 23-29th October that showcase the city’s identity and culture. See more events at: