Dame Valerie Adams: MORE THAN GOLD begins its festival journey

The feature documentary Dame Valerie Adams: MORE THAN GOLD, edited by DEGANZ member Margot Francis (directed by Briar March and produced by fellow member Leanne Pooley), will begin its festival journey at this year’s International Oceanian Documentary Film Festival (FIFO) in Tahiti.

The 90-minute film tells the inspirational story of Olympic champion, Kiwi icon, Tongan leader, mother, daughter, sister, and survivor Dame Valerie Adams. Valerie shares her story with profound honesty and vulnerability that is rare among professional athletes. Through its both funny and gut-wrenching storytelling, the documentary speaks to anyone who has faced hardship, loss, or pursued a dream.

FIFO is dedicated to bringing the voices, culture, and issues of the Pacific to an international audience and offers unique professional opportunities for the artists involved. This year it will run from 4-12 February.

Congratulations to the MORE THAN GOLD team, and best of luck at the festival!

Last updated on 19 January 2023