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Operation 8: Deep in the Forest

Operation 8: Deep in the Forest

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  • Sun 28 Aug ’11, 1:00pm


The Paramount Theatre, 25 Courtenay Place, Wellington


All Ages

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

NZIFF 2011 World Cinema Showcase, 2011 Melbourne International Film Festival
Dur: 110mins
Rating: Exempt

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