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From the water to the cinema – The Pinkies Are Back!

Kiwis have long been competitive on the water, but it’s not just America’s Cup racing that is taking the limelight this month….

Ormiston Hospital has been a long-time supporter of the Pink Dragons, a dragon boating team made up of breast cancer survivors. These women and their inspirational journey to be the best in their sport feature in a new heart-warming documentary film called “The Pinkies Are Back” which airs at selected cinemas 18 March.

Although dealing with a serious subject the film is set to be a comedy with an uplifting story about the underdog (think cool-runnings but a group of middle aged kiwi women). The film is all about triumph with plenty of laughs along the way – the true meaning of the kiwi spirit. Produced by kiwi filmmaker and storyteller Lisa Burd who is involved in the sport herself.

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The film follows Auckland dragon boating team Pink Dragons, a group of breast cancer survivors, as they battle for gold following a challenging season.

“People are going to come out feeling great – that anything is possible, wherever you are in life,” explained Burd about the film’s plot.

“I really want people to come away feeling like ‘shivers, I can do anything’.” Said Burd.

The film premiers this week and will be in your local cinema from 18 March. If this viewing sounds like you, be sure to book your tickets at a cinema near you.

Watch the trailer here on Youtube.

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