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PATU!

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Libraries and institutions etc., price on request.

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 2012

In 1981 anti-apartheid protestors rallied to resist the Springbok rugby team’s tour of New Zealand. In spite of massive opposition and warnings of civil unrest, the Muldoon government allowed the tour to proceed.

The nation was torn between those outraged at the racial discrimination practised by South Africa’s apartheid regime, and those who’s love of rugby outweighed all other considerations.
What followed was the most controversial and violent chapter in recent New Zealand history. It not only highlighted the human rights abuses of apartheid, but also exposed a racial divide in New Zealand.

 

Cover Story Series 2

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Amanda Robbins (Katie Wolfe) has been lured back to Wellington from Australia by PTV Chief Executive, Martin Woolf (Jonathan Hendry). He wants her Rottweiller qualities to raise the controversial show’s ratings. But Woolf appoints Amanda without consulting Bernard Fry (John Sumner), the producer of Cover Story and Bernard, along with the rest of the staff are appalled by Amanda’s tabloid-esque style and her “blood on the road” approach.

Welcome to the thrill-a-minute world of a TV Current Affairs Show.

The Facts Are Only Half The Story.

Available in New Zealand only.

Finding Mercy

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 2012

At the age of eight, filmmaker Robyn Paterson greeted Comrade Robert Mugabe with flowers as he stepped from a plane at a Zimbabwe air-force base.

She and her best friend, Mercy, were poster children for the new Zimbabwe. Robyn, as pale-skinned as mercy was dark, the girls were a symbol for all was well in the independent nation. but it was not.

A generation later, Robyn begins a high-risk ground search across Zimbabwe – desperate to know what has happened to her friend.

A gripping, very different look at the Mugabe era.

Guardians of the Light

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 2008

The days when lighthouse keepers sat up all night to keep the lights going are over – victims of automation.

This is New Zealand

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Format: DVD
Duration: 130 minutes
This is New Zealand

The film that moved a nation – see why and see how.

 

 This is Expo

This film was made to show New Zealanders the size and scope of Expo 70 in Osaka, Japan, where 77 countries were on display over six months, 64 million people visited the site and the New Zealand Pavilion showingThis is New Zealand was among the most popular.

 

That Was New Zealand

A 65 minute documentary on the cultural context in which This is New Zealand was made, and the technical and creative challenges the young film makers at the National Film Unit had to overcome. It traces the history of the impact This is New Zealand had in Japan and later back home, and its eventual restoration for cinemas and DVD with digital technology.

 There are vox pops from young and old New Zealanders and interviews with notable film makers Peter JacksonGeoff MurphyGaylene PrestonGraeme Cowley and John Barnett relating their memories of This is New Zealand. They reflect on the many changes the country has seen since This is New Zealand was made in 1969, while noting that the impact of the film itself remains undiminished.

 

This is New Zealand (Interactive)

Examine any of the three screens in full-screen detail using the “angle” button on your remote! Find places and people you know – as they were over 40 years ago – on your wide-screen TV!