Editing for Public Consumption: the Use of Documentary Film in the Promotion of New Zealand’s Mental Hospitals

  • Rebecca McLaughlan Victoria University of Wellington


Architectural design and text-based press releases were the Public  Relations tools traditionally employed by New Zealand’s Mental Hospitals Department. The arrival of television to New Zealand in 1960 offered a new medium: the documentary film. This paper will evaluate the evolution of the Department’s propaganda campaign following the availability of documentary film.
How to Cite
McLaughlan, Rebecca. 2014. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, January. Accessed June 24, 2018. http://www.forumjournal.org/article/view/691.