This year's New Zealand International Film Festival boasts one of the strongest line-ups of Kiwi films for many years.

From documentaries to short-films and dramatic features, New Zealand filmmakers are setting up 2017 as a cinematic year to remember. There's something for everyone, from insights into the worlds of hard rockers Head Like a Hole, natural historian Sheila Natusch freestyle-skier Jossi Wells, to a recreation of the invasion of London's Iranian Embassy and a psychological thriller set on a subantarctic island.

Gaylene Preston's latest documentary starts out as a chronicle of our former Prime Minister's bid to become UN General Secretary.

However, despite some warm and intimate moments involving Clarke and her father, the real drama comes from following the machinations of the UN's voting process and all the political factors that come into play.

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