Pō ki te Pō — Night after Night — Jede Nacht wieder — Winston Churchill’s biographer and leading historian, Sir Martin Gilbert, introduces a special preview screening for the Chidham and Hambrook Film Society, near Chichester, UK on 26 November 2008.

This film is a war memorial that deplores war and never glorifies the collective sacrifice it entails. It’s an extremely moving film …

Bill Gosden, Director, NZ Film Festival Trust

Highest rating programme for Anzac Day on Maori Television, New Zealand, 25 April 2008.

Night after Night.

Bush-Daumec’s genius was in interviewing airmen not just from New Zealand but also from Canada, Britain, Belgium and Germany. This thoroughly unsentimental documentary will stay with me for a long time.

The Dominion Post

Viewers’ responses

The way you have told the stories is profound. The mix of German and Kiwi voices, and Maori and Pakeha, was just so powerful.

Die Interviews gehen unter die Haut und ich kann noch heute ganze Saetze wiederholen… Dieser Film ist ein weltweiter Aufruf zum Frieden…

I was immensely moved…it’s like good music and poetry… it bears repetition.

… a film which both honours the dead, celebrates the human spirit in us all, and warns the young of what war costs — everything.


Genre: Documentary
Duration: 78 mins
Filmed in: New Zealand, Germany, England, Belgium, Canada
Shot on HDV, mastered in HD, available in HDCamSR, HDCam, Digibeta.

A Bushcraft production for Maori Television in association with NZ On Air and with assistance from Year of the Veteran Community Grant and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany.

Worldwide Sales: Bushcraft Ltd. Contact

In Development

Migrating Kitchen. Jennifer Bush-Daumec, in association with Anna Cottrell.

THE MIGRATING KITCHEN EXHIBITION, celebrating food, families and festivals, has been invited to return to Pataka in 2009. Featuring 6 different ethnic communities from Aotearoa New Zealand. Pataka estimates over 50,000 visitors to the first exhibition in 2007.

If you are interested in hosting an exhibition in your region, sponsoring or funding the 2009 exhibition at Pataka please email:

Previous productions

LANDS OF OUR FATHERS — my African legacy premiered in the World Cinema Showcase 2005, New Zealand and was in competition at the inaugural DOCNZ festival 2005, a finalist in best documentary Female Eye Film Festival, Toronto, 2005. It was invited to screen in Cinema des Antipodes, St Tropez, France 2005. It has screened on TV3, New Zealand and SABC1, South Africa. Composers Jonathan Besser, Whirimako Black and Oliver Mtukudzi were finalists in “Achievement in Original Music”, Air New Zealand Screen Awards 2006.

Sales in New Zealand and Australia handled by Bushcraft and Technical Books, Christchurch.

Rest of World Sales handled by TVF International.

The film sets up a synthesis of past, future and present that’s aesthetically satisfying and spiritually challenging at the same time.

Bill Gosden, Director NZl Film Festival Trust

Produced by Bushcraft in association with Gaylene Preston Productions and with assistance from NZ On Air and TV3.

Original Music Soundtrack Available on CD

Lands of our Fathers soundtrack.

Zimbabwe’s best loved songwriter / composer Oliver Mtukudzi, joined with New Zealand’s Whirimako Black and Jonathan Besser over one week in Auckland created the soundtrack for Lands of Our Fathers — My African Legacy. The theme song Une Chikonzero includes lyrics We all have the right to be who we are sung in Shona, Maori and English.

Available either from Bushcraft ( or NZ retailers.