I was joined by Alexander Roman, a film director, editor and producer of the documentary, Reflections of the Past. Reflections of the Past steps into the lives of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, two teenage girls who met during the year of 1952 in Christchurch Girls‘ High School. Pauline and Juliet became close with each other, discovering things in common and shared passions. Their home lives slowly began to crumble from 1953 to 1954. Increased tension with Pauline and her mother. Juliet’s parents getting a divorce and plans to leave New Zealand. The separation of Pauline and Juliet was imminent. The murder of Pauline’s mother occurred in Victoria Park on Tuesday, June 22, 1954 overlooking the city of Christchurch. A trial found both girls guilty and imprisonment was set forth. Upon serving five years in prison, Pauline and Juliet were released. This film will bring the past to the present with newspaper images, reenactment footage, revisiting places Pauline & Juliet once knew in Christchurch, and interviews providing an open discussion regarding the murder case and relationship of Pauline & Juliet. We discussed how our souls ultimately desire union and when we are faced with separation, the drastic things that can be done to not have to experience being separated from those we deeply love. A powerful sharing without a doubt, this was. For more information and to watch a trailer, visit Website for the Documentary
The discussion will be continued on Monday, March 21. Stay tuned.