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PATU! (1983) Film screening and talks


Sun 25 Jul 2021, 12:45pm–3:15pm

Where: Waikato Museum, 1 Grantham St, Hamilton, Waikato

Restrictions: All Ages

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Listed by: Waikato Museum

PATU! is the definitive film of the 1981 Springbok tour protests, a technically complex piece of guerrilla filmmaking that explicitly connects apartheid abroad and racism at home. This preservation by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision restores PATU! to its original length restores the picture quality, colour and sound to the same state as when it was first screened. Directed by Merata Mita, 113 minutes.

Before the film showing, John Minto will speak about the significance of the protest in Hamilton in 1981, the struggle against apartheid in South Africa and the role of civil disobedience protests in a democratic society.

After the film, Commissioner Meng Foon of the Human Rights Commission Te Kāhui Tika Tangata will speak about positive race relations in New Zealand.

12.45pm - 1pm - Introduction (John Minto)
1.15pm - 3.15pm - Film
4pm - 5pm - Talk (Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon)

In collaboration with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

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