She Shears

“A stunning slice of rural life and the gutsy women who share a passion for shearing” – Hilary Barry




Dir:Jack Nicol



In the gruelling world of competitive sheep shearing there is no women’s section. Women and men compete together. She Shears is the story of passion, purpose and determination and five women for whom shearing is not just a job.


Hazel Wood, Catherine Mulloly, Pagan Karauria, Emily Welch and Jills Angus Burney


Georgina Conder, Ainsley Gardiner, David Russell, Stephen Gallagher, Gretchen Peterson

fan quotes:

"While the Golden Shears comperes freestyle with verbal flair on a flying fleece or a kicky ewe, director Jack Nicol applies camera poetry to the agility, strength, skill and rhythmic grace of women wielding blades of steel."
-New Zealand International Film Festival

"This is a heartfelt documentary packed with humour - a must see"
-This NZ

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