Operation 8: Deep in the Forest
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|Thu 9 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Fri 10 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Sat 11 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Sun 12 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Mon 13 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Tue 14 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
|Wed 15 Jun ’11, 4:30pm||
Where: The Vic Cinema Cafe Theatre, 48-56 Victoria Rd, Auckland
Restrictions: All Ages
Event listed by: CUTCUTCUT_Films
A feature length documentary on the 2007 police raids.
"The single most important New Zealand film in decades" - Crop Magazine
On October 15, 2007, activists around New Zealand woke to guns in their faces. Black-clad police smashed down doors, dragging families out onto roads. In the rural village of Rūātoki, helicopters hovered while locals were stopped at roadblocks. Operation 8 involved 18 months of invasive surveillance of Māori sovereignty and peace activists accused of attending terrorist training camps in the Urewera ranges – homeland of the Tūhoe people. Operation 8 asks how and why the raids took place. How did the War on Terror become a global witch-hunt of political dissenters reaching even to the South Pacific?
"Compelling, humane, intelligent...This is a film that every New Zealander ought to see" - David Larsen, The Listener
Festivals: 2011 World Cinema Showcase.
Rating: [E] Exempt
Duration: 110 mins
Info and Trailer: www.cutcutcut.com