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Arts on Sunday for 22 February 2009

12:40 Docs Rock International Documentary Festival

Simon Morris finds out the changing face of documentaries ahead of the Festival.

ngahuia-te-awekotuku-photo12:50 Maori Heritage Arts

We talk to Ngahuia Te Awekotuku (right) and find out about a new research project into Maori heritage arts - which aims to find out how many of the traditional arts and crafts are flourishing and how many are not?

1:00 At the Movies with Simon Morris

Oscar front-runners Slumdog Millionaire, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon.

Abigail Boyle.1:30 Kapa Haka

We cross live to Te Ahi Kaa's Justine Murray at Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival 2009 in Tauranga.

1:40 Ballet Tours

Lucy Orbell finds out what it takes to tour ballet dancers and their costumes around the country.

Right: Abigail Boyle of the Royal New Zealand Ballet - ready to take Tutus on Tour.

1:50 Yinka Shonibare

UK-African artist who is creating a new artwork for Trafalgar Square's lonely fourth Plinth, is about to open an exhibition of his work here in New Zealand.

Yinka Shonibare

Dave Armstrong.2:00 The Laugh Track

Writer for stage and screen, Dave Armstrong (right).

2:20 Stuart Page

Talking about making a punk rock music video that was notoriously banned, and his new documentary on how an American art photographer Larence Shustak (below) came to set up the Canterbury University Department of photography.

Larence Shustak.

Dick Frizzel2:30 Peace Wall

We talk to two artists who've contributed to New Zealand's peace 1985 Nigel Brown was one of eight young artists who painted murals on it, this year Alexis Hunter is one of the eight artists who've finished off the wall on Auckland's K Road.

2:40 Chapter and Verse

Brent and Cathy Sneyd discuss how to write a successful sex scene.

Brent and Cathy Sneyd

3:00 Sunday Drama: Like Confessing a Murder by Craig Baxter

Based on the letters and writings of Charles Darwin.