Now that I am back in NZ and have replaced elevator riding with wood chopping, I am starting to think “local” again. To that end I am pleased to inform readers who may not be aware that the documentary on the October 15, 2007 “Operation 8” raids and their aftermath (“Operation 8: Deep in the Forest”) will be playing in and around in Auckland in June. The film is an important examination of the abuses that occur when the State is given unbridled authority to define and prosecute national security threats unchecked by public or parliamentary accountability. Whatever one thinks about the Urewera 18 themselves, the film raises important questions about legitimate dissent, the manipulation of threats and the machinations of NZ government agencies and politicians in the post 9-11 era.
Go see it!
Auckland, Rialto – Newmarket – Starts 2 June
Auckland, Bridgeway – Northcote – Dates TBC
Auckland, Academy Cinema – Starts 16 June
Devonport, Picture Palace – Starts 16 June
Also currently screening every day at the Paramount theater in Wellington for those of us further south.
ps welcome back!
Whoops, too fast with the reply button sorry!
3 locations in Wellington.
Thanks Brent–typo corrected.
Welcome home, Pablo!
Much thanks Dave and Chris. It is almost surreal to think that I am back home, this time for good. My partner and I are the happiest we have been in at least 4 years, and in an election year to boot. Yay!