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Someone Else’s Country

White Fungus presents a film screening of:

Someone Else’s Country

....by Alister Barry

and panel discussion hosted by White Fungus Editor Ron Hanson with Alister Barry, Nicky Hager and Tim Bollinger talking about the film, ‘Rogernomics’ and related issues

Massey University College of Creative Arts (Wellington), Lecture Theatre 10A02, Monday, September 29, 6pm.

Someone Else’s Country is independent filmmaker Alister Barry’s in-depth look at the economic revolution that took place in New Zealand in the 1980s at the hands of then Labour Finance Minister Roger Douglas. The country’s fourth Labour Government had been voted in on a traditional Labour platform, but unbeknownst to the public, it would implement a radical programme of right-wing economic policies as proscribed by the World Bank and the ideologues behind the Thatcher and Reagan administrations in Britain and the US.

Barry’s 1996 debut documentary, which draws extensively on archive footage and interviews with key players of the time, was refused a screening by TVNZ until it was belatedly aired in 2004. Barry’s new documentary The Hollowmen, based on Nicky Hager’s groundbreaking investigative book, is currently playing to packed-out audiences at film festivals throughout New Zealand.

White Fungus would like to present the opportunity to see Barry’s first film and a chance to discuss some key issues in the lead-up to this year’s election.

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