9 Jul 2017

Luck of the draw

From Standing Room Only, 12:16 pm on 9 July 2017

By 1916, the number of men volunteering to join New Zealand's military forces overseas in the First World war had fallen so dramatically that conscription was brought in. Twenty thousand soldiers had their names effectively pulled out of a hat during monthly ballots. Now eight young artists, dancers, musicians and writers are thinking back to that time, watching historic film footage, and revealling work they've created for an exhibition called Luck of the Draw. Lynn speaks with Libby Masterton, Etanah Lalau and Nathan Joe.

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