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Noted: Poignant tale of colonialism, sexual politics

Volume 14, Issue 1

March, 2008

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Robie, D. (2008). Poignant tale of colonialism, sexual politics. Pacific Journalism Review, 14(1): 234-235. Review of An Island Calling, directed by Annie Goldson. Auckland: An Occasional Production, 2008, 78 min.
Author(s): David Robie
Reviewed documentary directed by: Annie Goldson
Publication date: 
April, 2008

When Fiji police bumbled their way through investigating the double murder of Red Cross hero John Scott—the 'angel of mercy' during the parliamentary hostage drama in May 2000—and his longtime partner Greg Scrivener, they were accused of a lack of ethics and professionalism. Legal breaches such as sub judice and contempt of court were cited by international critics. The media was also condemned.