Check out this great review of 25 APRIL opening in New Zealand this April.

“Documentarian Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls) — a Canadian expat living in New Zealand — has crafted a particularly visionary work with her experimental, animated film 25 April. It’s still very much a documentary, providing detailed historical context and information pertaining to the Gallipoli campaign, but it employs innovative visuals and creative stylization to capture the intensity and raw emotion of the archived letters and anecdotes presented from the time….”
“Pooley’s style works as a narrative film despite being a documentary, having a momentum to it that injects the arcs and themes that typically distinguish the two methods of filmmaking. What this ultimately does is give an identifiable face to what is now mostly understood as a pointless exercise in human carnage and suffering.”

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