My Year with Helen

My Year with Helen

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My Year with Helen

Kiwi filmmaking legend Gaylene Preston follows former New Zealand prime minister Helen Clark as she runs for UN Secretary General.

My Year with Helen gives a closely observed view of Helen’s bid for the top job, as the UN turns itself inside out in an effort to deliver unprecedented transparency in an historic year. Gaylene Preston’s cameras follow Helen Clark campaigning for Secretary-General while also carrying out her work as Administrator of UNDP, filming Clark in Botswana, Britain, Spain and Ukraine as well as the UN’s New York headquarters.

2017Rating: Exempt93 minsNew Zealand
Documentary
Director:
Gaylene Preston ('Home by Christmas', 'Perfect Strangers', 'Mr. Wrong', 'Ruby and Rata')
Cast:
Helen Clark
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Reviews & comments

Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

What a difference losing makes. Helen Clark’s well-documented, ultimately unsuccessful, bid to become United Nations’ Secretary-General may have dented personal dreams, as well as Kiwi aspirations throughout diplomatic, political, and public spheres - but boy has it set Gaylene Preston’s film up to be more than just a victory lap.

4.0
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Seeing all that Helen has achieved is inspiring

So interesting to see behind the scenes of it all, Helen is amazing what she has achieved and even making the time to make meals for her elderly Dad when so much travel and meetings and work for the UN. What an inspiration!

4.0
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Stuff

Stuff

press

An entertaining and enlightening watch.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

What begins as an observation of Clark's six-year tenure at the UN becomes a fascinating analysis of how the Secretary-General is selected - the UN's top job, and a position that's been held only by men.

4.0
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Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It's a sickeningly fascinating examination of the human condition, the politics of change and the lip service that goes in, but thanks to Gaylene Preston's light and deft touch, what it becomes, is a dignified and restrained, yet undeniable clarion call to arms.

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Newshub

Newshub

press

It's fascinating stuff.

4.0
0
Flicks, Steve Newall

Flicks, Steve Newall

flicks

What a difference losing makes. Helen Clark’s well-documented, ultimately unsuccessful, bid to become United Nations’ Secretary-General may have dented personal dreams, as well as Kiwi aspirations throughout diplomatic, political, and public spheres - but boy has it set Gaylene Preston’s film up to be more than just a victory lap.

4.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

An entertaining and enlightening watch.

0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

What begins as an observation of Clark's six-year tenure at the UN becomes a fascinating analysis of how the Secretary-General is selected - the UN's top job, and a position that's been held only by men.

4.0
0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

It's a sickeningly fascinating examination of the human condition, the politics of change and the lip service that goes in, but thanks to Gaylene Preston's light and deft touch, what it becomes, is a dignified and restrained, yet undeniable clarion call to arms.

0
Newshub

Newshub

press

It's fascinating stuff.

4.0
0

Seeing all that Helen has achieved is inspiring

So interesting to see behind the scenes of it all, Helen is amazing what she has achieved and even making the time to make meals for her elderly Dad when so much travel and meetings and work for the UN. What an inspiration!

4.0
0