Celia

After receiving a terminal cancer diagnosis in late 2014, Lashlie asked her friend and award-winning journalist Millar, to film the final year of her life to document her unfinished business.

In February 2015, Millar was summonsed to bring a camera to Lashlie’s home for what turned out to be her first and only interview for the film. Two days after that interview, Celia Lashlie died.

“We were all shocked to lose Celia so fast so that one hour-and a-half interview ended up forming the powerful core of the documentary. It was in effect, Celia’s final chance to have her say and it was such a privilege and honour to be able to be with her and capture it on film.”

Lashlie’s messages urge New Zealanders to change their attitudes and behaviour to address the appalling violence, child mortality, suicide and prison statistics in this country.

Rated: G

Duration:
1hr 40mins