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Russell CampbellL, author of Observations: Studies in New Zealand Documentary has been described as a ‘partisan reporter’, the book as a ‘series of dispatches from the front’. Aligning the author on a series of borders between intellectual and...
The trilogy of short films on this DVD records the lives of three Highlanders and their struggle to survive, support their families and keep a hold on their culture. Produced by a group of students from the Univesity of Goroka who worked with German...
Papa Bilong Chimbu is Verena Thomas' affectionate examination of the life of her great uncle John Nilles. Father Nilles was a German missionary who worked in the highlands of Papua New Guinea for more than 50 years. Thomas steers us through Father...
Phil Thornton specialises in documenting the lives of opressed ordinary people. Eight years ago he was attached to the University of the South Pacific programme during the George Speight 'coup' doing human rights stories that few other journalists...
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...
This book, Stopover, is a poignant documentary of the lives of the cane families and a story of migration. It is illustrated with some 59 sepiatoned Connew portraits and other studies, seven diaspora snapshots, two grainy Speight television images...
This article exlpores what happens when a documentary film form developed within a specific social, ideological, institutoinal, and aesthetic context—namely, the so-called British Documentary Movement, under the aegis of John Grierson—is deployed in...
This short documentary raises some serious issues about the quality of news in New Zealand media. Leading with the statement that NZ has the 'most deregulated, commericalised media market in the world', it examines private ownership and the drive...
Fiji Waves starts with a moving glimpse of Fiji. But it isn't meant for Fijians. In fact, the almost hour long documentary shot in Fiji in late 1999 is meant to enlighten those that live in the "first world"— Canadian viewers. The major and most...
'I really envied the papa'a.' I thought, "God, they can go out and get the story done and not have to be worried about being related to the story, and having to eat with the story, and go home with the story." 

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