'Working the Land Again' explores land expropriation, environmental pollution, and worker subjectification in post-colonial Aotearoa New Zealand. Weaving together original images of contemporary dairy farming practice, aerial cinematography produced by the state, and early British paintings of the land, the film illuminates the lingering legacy of colonisation and its enduring ecological and cultural impact.

  • Christopher T.
  • Hannah van Seventer
    Production Assistant
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 27, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    250 NZD
  • Country of Origin:
    New Zealand
  • Country of Filming:
    New Zealand
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital8, Super8, Archival
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
    Black & White
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Victoria University of Wellington
Director Biography - Christopher T.

Christopher T. is a filmmaker and artist based in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington. He has recently completed a Master of Arts, researching representations of labour in the experimental films of Aotearoa New Zealand.

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Director Statement

This film was produced in tangent with a significant body of research on experimental cinema and Marxist aesthetics.