About the film
victorian england colonialism
Release Date: October 01, 1981
|Slogan||:||«A breathtaking act of artistic dis-honesty»|
|Production Companies||:||Pacific Films (NZ)|
Walter Burton's realistic photographs depicting poor treatment of Maori prisoners are rejected by late 19th century government officials. Walter is condemned to making a living from everyday studio work, the frustration of which is apparently quite sufficient to make him a drunk. His brother Alfred is happy to take the photos that the officials want and therefore gets the commissions. Alfred's photos are well received, but when Walter shows his own photos, toughs are sent around to smash up his plates.