No Ordinary Sheila

No Ordinary Sheila

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Documentary on writer and illustrator Sheila Natusch, retracing a long life dedicated to sharing her love of New Zealand’s nature and history. More

"Featuring beautiful historic footage of the lower South in the 30s and 40s, this film offers fascinating glimpses into life as one of few female students at Otago University, and covers Sheila’s friendship with Janet Frame and their subsequent and unsuccessful foray into teaching. Moving to Wellington in the 50s saw Sheila and husband Gerald Natusch take up residence in Owhiro Bay, while she took professional stints at the National Library and Correspondence School." (New Zealand International Film Festival)

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2017Rating: G98 minsNew Zealand
Documentary

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No Ordinary Sheila | Reviews

Stuff

Stuff

Nothing about this film will get in the way of your admiration and occasional astonishment at Sheila's accomplishments and life.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

(It) will leave you inspired, uplifted and probably moved. If you enjoyed Jess Feast's Gardening With Soul, this will appeal.

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Stuff

Stuff

[No Ordinary Sheila] is one of those "they don't make 'em like that anymore" pieces of work that can't help but leave you smiling.

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No Ordinary Sheila | Release Details

No Ordinary Sheila is available to stream in New Zealand now on Google Play and NZ Film On Demand and Academy On Demand.