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Going Public

Ms Information is a documentary film that follows the pink-haired microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles through two years of the pandemic, when her credentials and communication skills cemented her
as a media go-to. Directed by Gwen Isaac, with producers Alex Reed and Mount Maunganui-based Phillida Perry, the film not only gives an insight into Siouxsie’s intense media schedule but also what was going on behind the scenes at home. Being in the public eye when tensions were sky-high and misinformation rife, made her a target for harassment, hate and misogyny, which her husband, Steve and teenage daughter, Eve (pictured left, with Siouxsie) also had to deal with. It’s a compelling personal story about a very public figure. In cinemas from 26 October.