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Queer Nation - Peter Ellis: A Queer Perspective

Television (Full Length) – 2003

This is the second part of a Queer Nation special about Peter Ellis, who was accused of molesting children in a Christchurch crèche in 1992. It examines how Ellis's sexuality permeated the case and its coverage, and influenced public opinion. It also focuses on the gay community's lack of support, and proposes reasons. Interviewees include Lynley Hood, whose book A City Possessed argued the case had the hallmarks of a witch hunt, Gay NZ editor Jay Bennie, and lesbian psychologist Miriam Saphira, who helped set up the guidelines under which the children were interviewed.

Key Cast & Crew

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Nettie Kinmont

Writer, Presenter

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Andrew Whiteside


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David Herkt


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Jennifer Goodfellow

Compile Director, Production Manager

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Tim Brott

Sound Recordist

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Wendy Adams

Sound Recordist

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Livingstone Productions


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Made with funding from NZ On Air