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The Betrayal

Price: NZ$52.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 75 mins
Year: 1995

Aucklander Ron Jeffery’s wartime adventures as a courier, spy, and even executioner have all the hallmarks of a fantastic spy thriller – but the extraordinary thing is, it’s all true.

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This powerful film uses a dynamic mix of documentary, rare archive footage, and vivid dramatic re-creations to lift the secrecy on this story of a courageous New Zealander.

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Sedition: The Suppression of Dissent in World War II New Zealand

Price: NZ$35.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 140 mins
Year: 2005
Rating: Exempt

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After the carnage of World War I many New Zealanders formed a movement committed to rejecting war as a means of settling international disputes.

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When World War II broke out, government and pacifists were on a collision course; and Communists, too, were actively opposed to New Zealand’s involvement in the war. The government would brook no dissent. Anti-war campaigners were fined and imprisoned, and eight hundred conscientious objectors were incarcerated in detention camps for the duration of the war. Sedition tells their story.

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Punitive Damage

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 80 mins
Year: 1999
Rating: [M]

The story of New Zealander Helen Todd’s law suit against an Indonesian general pursued after her son, Kamal, was shot dead in the Dili massacre in East Timor in 1991.

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AWARDS
Winner, Best Documentary, 2000 Cinemanila, Philippines International Film Festival; Bronze Plaque, 48th Annual Columbus International Film and Video Festival; USA Golden Eagle, Cine 2000, USA; Pass Award, National Council on Crime and Delinquency; Best Feature International Documentary Awards 2000; Los Angeles Honourable Mention International Women’s Film Festival, Turin; 2000 Golden Gate Award, San Francisco International Film Festival 2000; Highly commended, New Zealand 1999 Media Peace Awards; Medianet Award; 1999 Munich Film Festival Medianet Award; 1999 Finalist, Best Feature, New Zealand Nokia Film Awards.

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FESTIVALS
Amsterdam International Documentary Festival Official Selection in competition; Encrontos Film Festival; Portugal International Film Festival, Official Selection in competition; Chicago International Film Festival Official Selection in competition; Hawaii International Film Festival Official Selection in competition; Hotdocs, Canadian International Documentary Festival Official Selection in competition; Valencia International Film Festival Critics Week; Locarno International Film Festival Official Selection; Rocky Mountain Women’s Festival; Colorado Official Selection; Melbourne International Film Festival Official Selection; Palm Springs International Film Festival Official Selection; Singapore International Film Festival Official Selection; Hong Kong International Film Festival Official Selection; Jakarta International Film Festival Official Selection; Rencontres Inter’les du Documentaire de Montréal Official Selection in competition; Turin Women’s International Film Festival Official Selection; Women in the Director’s Chair, Chicago; DocAviv, Tel Aviv International Documentary Festival, Human Rights Sidebar.

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Last Man Standing – Bright Williams

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
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Duration: 24 mins
Year: 2003

Until his death at 105 years of age, Bright Williams was New Zealand’s last surviving World War One soldier.

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Execam Director Jim Greenhough conducted an extensive interview with Bright as part of a history of the New Zealand Army.

Compelling, raw and gritty, Bright gives a unique insight into conditions our boys faced in the trenches of the First World War. This fascinating interview is mixed with rare movie footage of New Zealand and British soldiers and a wealth of archive still photographs.

Last Man Standing was screened by Prime TV on Armistice Day (Nov 11) 2003

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Kiwi Nightmare, the Battles of Monte Cassino

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 46 mins
Year: 1995

Another 50th reunion of New Zealand soldiers with their German counterparts, this time at the meat grinder, which was Monte Cassino in Italy.

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Kiwi General Bernard Fryberg gave the controversial order to bomb the historic monastery believed to be occupied by German troops. This programme takes more of a historic angle than El Alamein, and sheds new light on the famous battle.

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Keeping the Peace

Price: NZ$30.80

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 48 mins
Year: 2000

This documentary takes a close look at The New Zealand Army’s contribution to peacekeeping operations around the world.

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Our crew travelled to the Sinai, Israel, South Lebanon, Bosnia, Mozambique, and Bougainville to showcase Kiwi soldiers on a range of peacekeeping operations, including that New Zealand speciality, mine-clearing.

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