When a City Falls

When a City Falls

When a City Falls

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.

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)

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

Don't wait

I saw this with three friends on Tuesday. Out of ten we gave it 8, 8 and a half, 9, and 9.5...so I think that means we were bloody impressed. This is definitely a big screen affair I reckon. A really moving, dramatic story, beautifully shot, a film that reminds us that real-life people and events - in all their intensity, comedy, laughter and courage - can...

5.0
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A very moving and stunningly put together documentary

I saw the documentary lastnight at my local Christchurch cinema and just wanted to share what an amazing film it was to watch. It was also at the same time very hard to watch with being witness to these dreadful earthquakes first hand from living in Christchurch my entire life, but the way the film crew put it together made me extremely proud to be from...

5.0
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TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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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Stuff

Stuff

press

The film is a big emotional journey.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

4.0
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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

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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TVNZ

TVNZ

press

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.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

The film is a big emotional journey.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

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.

4.0
0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

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

0

Don't wait

I saw this with three friends on Tuesday. Out of ten we gave it 8, 8 and a half, 9, and 9.5...so I think that means we were bloody impressed. This is definitely a big screen affair I reckon. A really moving, dramatic story, beautifully shot, a film that reminds us that real-life people and events - in all their intensity, comedy, laughter and courage -...

5.0
0

A very moving and stunningly put together documentary

I saw the documentary lastnight at my local Christchurch cinema and just wanted to share what an amazing film it was to watch. It was also at the same time very hard to watch with being witness to these dreadful earthquakes first hand from living in Christchurch my entire life, but the way the film crew put it together made me extremely proud to be from...

5.0
0