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