Flicks: Gloriavale filmmakers shed light on their eye-opening NZIFF doco
By Steve Newall – Flicks – 18/07/2022
As part of our Q&A series for local features playing as part of Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival, filmmakers Noel Smyth and Fergus Grady shed some light on their eye-opening documentary Gloriavale.
Describe your film in EXACTLY eight words.
One family’s fight to end abuse at Gloriavale.
When did you first begin to feel Glorivale was a problematic community?
We didn’t know much about Gloriavale before starting the project, but as soon as we started speaking to members (both past and present), we realised there is a much darker underbelly to what is portrayed.