NZ Herald – Movie review: Gloriavale
By Tom Augustine – NZ Herald – 19/08/2022
There are certainly shades of the addictive true crime documentary formula that has swept the world in the buzzed-about New Zealand/Australia co-production Gloriavale. From its handsome, wintry cinematography to its eerie use of archival footage of the religious sect’s early days, all smiling faces and children playing.
It’s one of our nation’s darkest persistent issues, and one asked regularly by the lawyers and ex-members profiled here – how is a country with such a positive and progressive disposition allow the continued existence of a place such as Gloriavale?