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  1. Part one of five from this documentary.

  2. Part two of five from this documentary.

  3. Part three of five from this documentary.

  4. Part four of five from this documentary.

  5. Part five of five from this documentary.

  6. The credits for this documentary.

Synopsis

Since 1988 the Smokefreerockquest's nationwide talent competition has been a rite of passage for school-age musicians, offering substantial cash prizes and the promise of a short-cut to global (or at least local) fame. In this TV special Hugh Sundae meets the class of 2000, including Nesian Mystik, Evermore (then the youngest band ever to compete at the finals) and future members of Die! Die! Die! in Dunedin art-rockers Carriage H. True to the period, there's also plenty of squeaky nu-metal riffs and liberally-applied Dax Wax.

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 Dean Cornish
 Jude Callen
 Barry Lay

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Quotes

A music industry will be watching, and the folks back home will be rooting.