Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Killing Tomorrow

15 October 2001

Media Release
Killing Tomorrow

Child abuse will be the subject of a hard-hitting package of programmes, comprising a drama and a studio discussion.

NZ On Air today announced funding for the programmes, to screen on TV3.

Entitled Killing Tomorrow, the production will explore the issues and ask the hard questions about why so many New Zealand children are abused, and what can be done to prevent it.

The programme will follow the format of last year’s overwhelmingly successful Questions, which focused on youth suicide. Just as that programme raised awareness of the issues around youth suicide, Killing Tomorrow will bring home the reality of child abuse to many New Zealanders.

Killing Tomorrow focuses on three stories involving children who are victims of violence in the home. Each tragic story is interwoven, and they pull no punches in showing the situations of the children, who are suffering in the hands of their ‘caregivers’.

The studio discussion will provide an opportunity for experts to discuss issues around child abuse. Viewers will find out how to identify the warning signs or recognise their own actions and learn where to go for help.

“The team at Screentime-Communicado, led by producer Ross Jennings, which also produced Questions, has painstakingly prepared the script and format of the drama and studio discussion, working with key agencies to ensure it is realistic, relevant and appropriate. It will provide a powerful vehicle through which to promote greater public awareness of child abuse issues,” said NZ On Air’s chief executive, Jo Tyndall.

NZ On Air has allocated $435,580 to Screentime-Communicado for a one-hour drama and $89,215 for the one-hour studio discussion.
ends

This media release is available on the Internet, at http://www.nzonair.govt.nz

Funding details:

Killing Tomorrow
1 x 1 hour drama $435,580
1 x 1 hour studio discussion $ 89,215
Broadcaster: TV 3
Producer: Ross Jennings, Screentime-Communicado

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Winter Games: NZ's Second Ever Winter Olympic Medal

Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson congratulates snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott on winning the bronze medal in the Women’s Big Air at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea today. More>>

ALSO:

Howard Davis Preview: Wellington Film Society Screens Terry Gilliam's Brazil

Full kudos to the Embassy Theatre for stepping up to the plate and hosting the Wellington Film Society, after the owners of the Paramount committed an unpardonable act of cultural vandalism when it shuttered the country's oldest movie theatre last year. The Film Society is opening their 2018 season with Terry Gilliam's brilliantly subversive Brazil on Monday, 26 February. More>>

Howard Davis Preview: Ria Hall Performs 'Rules of Engagement' at The NZ Festival

Concerned with the perennial themes of conflict and resistance, Rules of Engagement took five years for Ria Hall to complete. See her perform live with vocalist Mara TK and powerhouse trio The Nudge on Saturday, 24 February, at the Festival Club, 17 Cable St., Wellington, and Sunday, 25 February, at Maoriland Hub, 68 Main St, Otaki. More>>

Review: Robbie Williams – The Heavy Entertainment Tour

The audience – already in a good humoured state of excitement after kareokeing along to the “Robbie Williams National Anthem" (a typical mix of bombast and self deprecatory nonsense) – were up and dancing to Welcome to the Heavy Entertainment tour... More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland