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THE BERRY BOYS

the berry boys

New Zealand / 2014 / 44 min / Digital

Director : Yvonne Mackay

 

Introduced by Nelly Gillet

Between 1914 and 1918, dozens of photographs were taken of young men about to embark on a journey they would never forget and in some cases never return from. In the 1990s, these photographs were found in a cupboard by one of the tenants of 147 Cuba Street, Wellington. This was the former premises of Berry & Co, well-known Wellington portrait photographers, established in 1897 by William Berry. The soldiers would have given these portraits to relatives and loved ones as mementoes and keepsakes. Some would later be poignant and precious reminders of men who died overseas, but whose bodies were never recovered.

 


© 2017 Cinéma des Antipodes

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