Made to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage in New Zealand, Bread & Roses tells the epic story of pioneering trade unionist, politician and feminist Sonja Davies (1923 - 2005), who rose to prominence in the 1940s and 50s. Directed by Gaylene Preston and co-written by Graeme Tetley, the acclaimed three-hour production played on television screens, and also got a limited cinema release. Australian actor Geneviève Picot (as Sonja Davies) and Mick Rose (as her husband) won awards for their roles at the 1994 NZ Film and TV Awards. MWFF’s screening is accompanied by a conversation with the film’s director, the iconic Dame Gaylene Preston.
**Bread and Roses was produced as two part mini series. Please see part 2 below as bonus content. **