About

With unique access to high-ranking candidate Helen Clark, award-winning filmmaker Gaylene Preston casts a wry eye on proceedings as the United Nations chooses a new Secretary General. Her cameras explore the cracks between the diplomats, the embedded press and feminist activists as they push for change while caught up in a power process as secretive and patriarchal as the selection of the Pope. An observational documentary, My Year With Helen travels alongside Clark as she works on global development issues as head of the UNDP while also campaigning for SG and staying in daily contact with her 94-year-old father back in New Zealand.

Duration: 
93min
Production Year: 
2017
Festival/Awards: 
2017: Sydney Film Festival

Key Crew

Editor
Paul Sutorius
Cinematographer
Sam Russell
Cinematographer
Colin Sonner
Cinematographer
Gaylene Preston
Composer
Jan Preston