[ Documentary now showing in New Zealand theatres ~ From the makers of The Last Resort ]
On October 15th 2007, activists around New Zealand woke to guns in their faces.
Black-clad police smashed down doors, dragging families out onto roads and detaining some without food or water.
In the village of Ruatoki, helicopters hovered while locals were stopped at roadblocks.
Operation 8 involved 18 months of invasive surveillance of Maori sovereignty and peace activists accused of attending terrorist training camps in the Urewera ranges – homeland of the Tuhoe people.
Operation 8 asks why and how the raids took place.
How did the ‘War on Terror’ become a global witch-hunt of political dissenters reaching even to the South Pacific?
OPERATION 8 upcoming screenings – hotlinked :
- Wellington, Paramount – Starts 5 May 2011
Waiheke Cinema – Starts 5 May 2011
Upper Hutt, Ascot Cinema – Starts 12 May 2011
Motueka, The Gecko – 12 May 2011
Auckland, Academy Cinema – May dates TBC
Auckland, Picture Palace – May dates TBC
Martinborough, Circus Cinema – May dates TBC
Christchurch, Hollywood 3 – Starts 19 May 2011
Whakatane, Cinema 5 – Starts 19 May 2011
Opotiki, Deluxe Theatre – May 20,21,22
Whitianga, Mercury Twin Cinemas
New Plymouth, Arthouse Cinema – Dates TBC
More cinemas coming soon ~ Ask your local cinema for Operation 8
Contact Website : https://www.cutcutcut.com
With: Tame Iti, Valerie Morse, Urs Signer, Tuhoe Lambert, Tamati Kruger, Paul Buchanan, Moana Jackson, Jane Kelsey, Ross Meurant, John Minto, Moko Hillman, Awhitia Te Whakaturou-Kohu, Maraki Teepa, Te Weeti Tihi, Moana Winitana, Jeff Sluka