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Sir Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2000
NTSC 2-disc DVD
It is often only in death that we really find out about a person, and although we Kiwis probably think we knew Sir Edmund Hillary well, it was not until he sadly passed away that we heard all the wonderful, formerly unheard, stories about him.
This great man epitomised the true Kiwi spirit, and left us with a legacy to aspire to. Every New Zealander should watch this DVD, every child of a New Zealander should watch it when they are old enough. Everyone who wants to know about what makes Kiwis tick should watch this DVD too.
On Disc 1 of this two-disc set is TV New Zealand's coverage of the State Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary in Auckland on Tuesday 22 January 2008. Watch and listen to all the stories about Sir Ed, from his family, friends and dignitaries, and as you watch the cortege progress through the streets of Auckland, see the sheer numbers of New Zealanders who lined the streets to pay their respects. Hear about what he meant to the Himalayan people, with his ongoing work there. Duration: approx 178 mins
On Disc 2, watch a TVNZ documentary paying tribute to Sir Ed, and looking at his life after conquering Mt Everest, and the legacy he left behind.
The origins and parameters of the special relationship New Zealanders have had with Hillary are explored; why we are so proud of him, why we like to think his strengths and virtues are our strengths and virtues written large, why we like to believe that his resolve, courage, decency and compassion somehow represent the better part of ourselves. Presented by cartoonist and close friend Tom Scott. Duration approx 65 mins.
Also on Disc 2, the life and adventures of Sir Edmund Hillary are honoured at a Thanksgiving Service hosted by Her Majesty the Queen at St Georges Chapel inside the grounds of Windsor Castle in April 2008.
Sir Edmund's achievement when he became the first man to conquer the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, earned him the rare honour of becoming a Knight of the Garter, the oldest British Order of Chivalry, with his own banner of arms on display inside St Georges Chapel. In line with tradition, the banner is taken down in a "laying up" ceremony as part of the Thanksgiving Service.
An unforgettable DVD.
Please note, the DVD is in NTSC format, which means our friends in the USA will be able to play it. In New Zealand, virtually everyone uses a PAL/ NTSC dual system, so there will be no problem playing it here.