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Cowboys of culture

Cowboys of culture (1991) was director and writer Geoff Steven’s take on mid-20th-century film-making in New Zealand. His documentary ends with Smash Palace and 1981 – when five films were released and, arguably, New Zealand’s screen industry was established.

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Reference: Cowboys of culture. Producer, Carole Nicholson; executive producer, Geoff Steven. Vidcom, 1990

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Megan Cook, 'Screen industry - Screen industry growth, 1970s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 18 January 2022)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014