Colin McCahon: I Am

Tracing the life of pioneering artist Colin McCahon, examining the New Zealand cultural context that influenced and inspired his work and his artistic development, this fascinating documentary is a story of single-minded obsession ultimately tinged with sadness, as it was only after his death that McCahon's work was fully appreciated by a wider audience.

Year: 2004
Genre: Documentaries, New Zealand Docos, Art On Film
Country: NZ
Director: Paul Swadel
Starring: Voice Of, Sam Neill
Duration: 52 Minutes
Rating: PG
Location in store: Documentary (Art on Film)



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