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The Last Resort

Price: NZ$29.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterboxed
Duration: 92 mins
Year: 2006/7
Rating: Exempt

From the closure of a 60 year-old campground and subsequent beachfront occupation by tangata whenua at Opoutama, Mahia…

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- to the debates raging over the Overseas Investment Bill in Parliament – The Last Resort investigates notions of land and business ownership, signaling the changing tides of sovereignty and self-determination in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Festivals

Auckland International Film Festival
Hamilton International Film Festival
Tauranga International Film Festival
Napier International Film Festival
Palmerston North International Film Festival
Wellington International Film Festival
Christchurch International Film Festival
Dunedin International Film Festival
Wairoa Maori Film Festival
Nelson Summer Film Festival
Soundsplash Music and film Festival
EcoMatters Environmental Film Festival
The Golden Bay International Film Festival
The Great Hokianga Film Festival
Matakiki Festival
Parihaka International Peace Festival

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The Hollow Men

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 98min
Year: 2008

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The inside story of a National Party election campaign
The most explosive book in New Zealand political history is now a film.

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The Bridge

Price: NZ$40.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 44 mins approx.
Year: 2001

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Veteran journalist and former TVNZ newsreader Richard Long discovers the intriguing history of the Auckland Harbour Bridge. From its planning by the son of a man who once ruled Russia, through its construction by the wave of new Kiwis from Britain in the 1950’s to the addition of the “Nippon Clip-on” from Japan, The Bridge tells the story of the people and events that have shaped this steel and concrete structure into a Kiwi icon.

You’ll meet people who have bungy jumped of it, crashed on it, marched over it in protest, been born on it and even fined for flying under it. And in the process you’ll discover a bit more about what it means to be a Kiwi

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Someone Else’s Country

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 107 mins
Year: 1996
Rating: Exempt

During the early 1980’s, a group of rightwing economists quietly came to dominate policy development in the New Zealand Treasury.

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With the election of the Labour Party in 1984 and the appointment of Roger Douglas as minister of finance, their plans were realised with the introduction of some of the most drastic economic reforms seen in a western democracy. This feature documentary tells the story of how the new right elite took power and exercised it relentlessly to turn our country into their version of the model free market state.

“A coherent and comprehensive account of the years which will define this country for a century to come” – New Zealand Herald

“…alarmingly enlightening.” – The Dominion

SKU 004001

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Seeing Red

Price: NZ$40.95

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 45 mins
Year: 1995

New Zealand’s own mid-century anti-Communist witch hunt which reenacts the fate of Cecil Holmes, a filmmaker at the National Film Unit, who was fired because he was a member of the Communist Party.

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FESTIVAL AND AWARDS

New Zealand Documentary Fellowship, NZ on Air/Creative NZ

Sydney International Film Festival 1995 SPADA Conference, Wellington 1995 Commonwealth and the Cold War Conference, Elam 1995

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Rebels in Retrospect

Price: NZ$26.00

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 74 mins
Year: 1991

The Progressive Youth Movement (PYM) was at the vortex of political protest and youth rebellion in New Zealand during the turbulent era of the Vietnam War.

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In this documentary, prominent members of the Christchurch and Wellington PYM groups reflect on the personal and social circumstances which propelled them into revolt against the conservative Holyoake Government and all it stood for.

They disclose the passion with which they fought for an end to the war, for the severing of links with racist South Africa, and for liberation from the stifling social mores of the time.

In vivid and often amusing detail, the former PYM members (many still political activists) recount tales of their protest actions, ranging from burning an effigy of President Nixon outside Holyoake’s residence in the dead of night to shifting the buoys around at a surf lifesaving championship involving South Africans and disrupting a parade in Auckland of troops returning from Vietnam.

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