Cinema of Aotearoa New Zealand

Please note: this is archived course information from 2022 for MEDIA 313.


Traces a thematic history of filmmaking in Aotearoa New Zealand from the mid-1980s until the present. Locates a range of films in their historical, social and political contexts by concentrating on issues that arise for a small nation defined by indigenous and settler relations, immigration and globalisation.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for MEDIA 313.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2


Lecturer(s) Professor Laurence Simmons

Recommended Reading

Diane Pivac and Frank Stark, eds. New Zealand Film: An Illustrated History. Wellington: Te Papa Press in association with The Film Archive, 2011.


MEDIA 313: 15 points


30 points at Stage II in Media and/or Screen Production


FTVMS 208, 213, 300