David Tamihere’s family talk about the impact of the trial and conviction on themselves and their late mother.
The pressure of the intense media interest and the fragmentation of the Tamihere whanau.
The daily media gauntlet at the trial, and the protection and support offered to the family.
The credits from this documentary.
When a young Swedish couple went missing on a camping holiday in New Zealand in 1989, the investigation into their disappearance attracted intense media interest. Months later David Wayne Tamihere was arrested and charged with their murders. The subsequent guilty verdict cast Tamihere's family into a nightmare. The Tamihere family were abused, ridiculed and scorned relentlessly by an outraged public, and an insatiable media. Ten years on, Pooley's documentary tells their story. The result won the 2000 Qantas Media Award for Best Documentary.
Made with funding from NZ On Air