‘JOS, the forgotten photographer who saved a town’ is the story of an expatriate Czech gold miner, Joseph Divis, who arrived in New Zealand in 1909. He earned extra money with his camera, and over the next 25 years made a unique photographic record of life in mining towns. Waiuta, where he spent many years is now deserted, but owes its Tohu Whenua status to the photographic record Divis left behind. The 45 minute documentary is currently screening in cinemas around New Zealand.
More information including trailer and screening times and locations can be found here.