8 April, 2019
MacDiarmid Institute funding was pivotal in helping bring about the first documentary about Sir Paul Callaghan. Sir Paul, who established the MacDiarmid Institute and was the Institute’s first Director, played a major role in New Zealand as a scientist, environmentalist, public commentator, lecturer and mentor.
Over 400 people attended the premiere of Shirley Horrocks’ documentary on Sir Paul. The film then headed around New Zealand as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
The Wellington screening was held as a fundraiser for the Cancer Society (with all proceeds going to cancer research) and raised $5,500 from ticket sales.