The story of an artist's single-minded obsession, tinged with great sadness, unearthed for the first time in the award winning* television documentary - Colin McCahon, I AM.
Colin McCahon's paintings are about "Faith" in its broadest sense - faith that the images on the canvas will transcend the physical boundaries of the painted surface and communicate ideas, and spiritual values about life. Today, McCahon is revered as a true visionary whose works are now highly priced and sought after.
For his family, friends and colleagues who tell his story in this compelling documentary, there is no doubt that he paid a heavy human price for being the pioneer of New Zealand painting.
**Winner of Best Documentary -- Qantas Television Awards 2005**