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Our Nuclear Defence Short Film (Full Length) – 1976 Drama

Our Nuclear Defence

Short Film (Full Length) – 1976 Drama

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This short film, made by Alister Barry and Rod Prosser, draws together real and satirically imagined elements of the mid-70s anti-nuclear debate as preparations are made for the USS Truxtun’s visit to Wellington. The new National government has reversed Norman Kirk's nuclear-free policies and the whiff of duplicity hangs heavy in the air as politicians, unionists and protestors jibe for position on land and at sea. Made with assistance of unions and members of the screen industry, the film features embedded footage shot from the Truxtun’s ‘unwelcoming’ flotilla.

We don’t want to encourage people to rush around do things that, I think, finally wouldn’t help them.
– Robert Muldoon