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Campaign

Campaign

Director Tony Sutorius

Producer Co-Producer: Mark Derby

Editor Andrew Mortimer

Featured Richard Prebble (ACT), Danna Glendining (Alliance), Mark Thomas (National), Alick Shaw (Labour), Pauline Gardiner (United).

Contributors Gaylene Preston, Russell Campbell, Alister Barry

A gripping look at the 1996 general election campaign in Wellington Central- the first held under MMP. The contest, one of the most unpredictable and decisive of the election, was eventually won by Richard Prebble of the newly founded ACT party, but only after back-door dealings which have become a feature of elections since.

"Fascinating is the refreshing candour of the candidates, particularly those who suspect they won't make it; so different from the guarded politicking of those hardened by their experience in the spotlight, and reluctant ever to leave it." 1999 Wellington Film Festival programme