The New Zealanders (1950)

Everything about this appeals to a certain bunch of old white people and how they hanker for thw "good old day". Of course New Zealanders but this would also hit home for many old white English and even perhaps old white Canadians, Aussies, and even Americans.

I get it, the film has a certain rose-tinted romantic feel to it. Many of the scenes are typical tourism stuff, and the line about the summer holidays is as valid now as it was then. The 1950s though was a time of devastation for many people, particularly those not white and whose true stories are notably absent. It's all about "absorption" into the "us" that is determined by being from British stock.

I'd live in a romantic world but above all one that is honest and fair.
One day perhaps coz it ain't here yet.


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