Wednesday, May 30, 2007

kiwi Christians watching Kiwi film

I teach a course called Gospel and Film. One of the learning outcomes is for students to identify ways in which film may be utilized as a point of engagement for the gospel within contemporary society.

I have suggested to the class that we build a class wiki together. In other words, let’s look at a New Zealand film from a theological perspective and place our work on-line. This will occur over the weekend of August 3, and in preparation I’ve just built the wiki here. It took about 10 minutes using a site called

There are 8 members in the class and I will pair them, with each pair doing 2 New Zealand films each. Now we as a class are are open to suggestions. So, what are your top 3 New Zealand films that you would want considered from a theological perspective (asking questions like: In this film where are we? Who are we? What is wrong? Is there a remedy? What time is it?).

Leave your suggestions in the comments …

Posted by steve at 03:23 PM


  1. Whale Rider – so many theological angles in this one, but the most obvious being women in the church, or how the church as an organisation treats women

    Comment by Kel — May 31, 2007 @ 3:53 pm

  2. The Quiet Earth, Once Were Warriors, Utu.

    Comment by fernando — June 1, 2007 @ 12:53 am

  3. river queen for Isobelle

    Comment by steve — June 1, 2007 @ 6:28 pm

  4. I’d have to say Once Were Warriors, Whale Rider & Out of the Blue.

    Comment by wokboy — June 2, 2007 @ 3:22 am

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