Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2.

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Geneviève Picot ...
Sonja Davies
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Charlie
Perry Piercy ...
Megaphone Woman
Ingrid Prosser ...
Older Woman on Wharf
Tina Regtien ...
Con
Frances Kewene ...
Maisie
Lilian Enting ...
Woman Patient #1
Rosalie Carey ...
Woman Patient #2
Denise O'Connell ...
Women's Ward Sister
Virginia Haisman ...
Dead Young Woman
John Wraight ...
Young Doctor
Emily Perkins ...
Joan
Theresa Healey ...
Peggy
Larissa Matheson ...
Dot
Jonathon Hendry ...
Pacifist Friend #1 (as Jonathan Hendry)
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Summarises the early life of politician Sonja Davies. Sonja is a young independent socialist embarking on a career in nursing during World War 2. Written by Brian Rawnsley <rawnsleb@natlib.govt.nz>

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17 June 1994 (Australia)  »

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A satisfying budget production
2 November 1998 | by (New Zealand) – See all my reviews

The details listed here show this to be only 90+ minutes (USA), but in NZ it ran over several nights on television and made quite a strong impression on viewers. Made on a budget smaller than some 30-second tv ads, it is still full of solid performances, and it tells an interesting story of a real woman whose life experiences were quite extraordinary.

A particularly apt film for people interested in the early years of the women's movement and/or the Labour Party.


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