Alister Barry is the filmmaker behind a series of provocative and politically-charged documentaries, most of them self-funded. His first, Mururoa 1973, tackled nuclear testing, and saw him on a boat heading into the middle of a bomb test zone. Over the decades Barry has continued to make significant political documentaries including Someone Else’s Country, In a Land of Plenty, The Hollow Men and Hot Air (all of which can be watched in full on NZ On Screen).
In this ScreenTalk, Barry talks about:
...I think that it's just as important to explain exactly the lay of the land politically — because even if that is depressing ... if we know that it's a very steep hill that we have to climb, then we will think about how best to climb it.– Alister Barry on why Hot Day, his documentary about attempts to fight climate change, is useful