A two disc release containing TVNZ's coverage of the State Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary in Auckland, 22nd Janaury 2008 and "Remembering Sir Ed: A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary" documentary.
A donation of $5 from the sale of each DVD will be made to the Himalayan Trust
Special features: TVNZ Captioning for the hearing impaired
Disc 1 "Remembering Sir Ed: A Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary"
A TVNZ documentary paying tribute to the legend and looking at Sir Edmund Hillary’s life after summiting Mt Everest, and the legacy he’s left behind.
The origins and the parameters of the special relationship New Zealanders have had with Hillary are explored; why we are so proud of him, why we like to think that his strengths and virtues are our strengths and virtues, why we like to believe that his resolve, courage, decency and compassion somehow represent the better part of ourselves.
Presented by cartoonist and close friend Tom Scott, Duration approximately 67 minutes
Disc 2 Sir Edmund Hillary 1919 - 2008
TVNZ’s coverage of the State Funeral of Sir Edmund Hillary in Auckland, Tuesday 22nd January 2008, with the service at St Mary’s Church in the grounds of Holy Trinity Cathedral in Parnell, and the cortege progress through the Domain and streets of Auckland. Duration approximately 3 hours