This documentary travels to nine Pacific nations, including New Zealand, to chronicle the long struggle to create a regional nuclear arms free zone. Interviews with politicians, activists, radiation victims and American and French admirals are counterpointed. When hopes of a treaty are dashed at a South Pacific Forum meet, it is pointed out that the David Lange-trumpeted independence of NZ's nuclear-free policy is evidently "not for export". Local music scores the doco, including Australia's Midnight Oil, whose lead singer (future MP Peter Garrett) is interviewed.
It is in the interests of New Zealand security and it is something our friends will themselves accommodate to ...– David Lange on NZ's promised anti-nuclear policy
Pacific Stories Partnership
Made in association with Channel 4 (UK), NZFC Short Film Fund and TVNZ.