When a City Falls

When a City Falls

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Documentary chronicling the impact of Christchurch’s devastating earthquakes, September 2010 and February 2011, on the lives of its citizens: "The people's story shot in the streets of Christchurch". Features original music by Tiki Taane. More

Focusing on the reactions of Cantabrians without narration, When a City Falls "offers a new and grass roots understanding of what happened to half a million New Zealanders the year their lives changed forever... goes beyond reactive television footage to a tale of hope, an uplifting story that speaks of the kindness of human hearts." (Official Synopsis)

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2011Rating: M, contains offensive language105 minsNew Zealand
Documentary
Director:
Gerard Smyth
Writer:
Gerard Smyth

Streaming (2 Providers)

When a City Falls | Reviews

TVNZ

TVNZ

Truly inspirational and utterly important, this doco demands to be seen and will ultimately stand as a testament to Cantabrians and this nation as a whole.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

At its best, it's a moving testament to the people of the munted city, and it will form a valuable part of the historical record.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

At once a celebration of endurance and a lament of loss, it will still be being watched 50 years from now.

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When a City Falls | Release Details

When a City Falls is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV and NZ Film On Demand.