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Five Days in the Red Zone Television (Excerpts) – 2011 Documentary

Five Days in the Red Zone

Television (Excerpts) – 2011 Documentary

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On the evening after the Christchurch earthquake of 22 February 2011, Alexandra’s three person rural drink-drive squad was sent to the city to assist rescue efforts. They were accompanied by field director Pip Wallis, who had been filming them for TV2 series Highway Cops. Hers was the only media camera allowed behind the cordon in the devastated central city Red Zone during those first few days. This documentary intersperses news coverage with her footage as the Central Otago police confront unimagined destruction, ongoing aftershocks and the human face of the tragedy. 

Key Cast & Crew

Geoff Conway

Editor

Pip Wallis

Field Director, Camera

Cass Avery

Producer, Post-Production Director

They were straightforward, no frills people hurled into a crisis, reacting to it in a very human way.
– Jane Clifton, Dominion Post review, 27 May 2011