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Revolution - 1, Fortress New Zealand

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1996

Documentary series Revolution mapped the social and economic changes in New Zealand society in the 1980s and early 1990s. This first episode focuses on NZ's radical transformation from a heavily regulated welfare state to a petri dish for free market ideology. It includes interviews with key political and business figures of the day, who reveal how the dire economic situation by the end of Robert Muldoon's reign made it relatively easy for Roger Douglas to implement extreme reform. Revolution won Best Factual Series at the 1997 Film and TV Awards.

He [Robert Muldoon] left and locked me in… I got locked in parliament for two hours trying to get someone to let me out. It was sort of like the perfect ending really wasn't it?
– Then National Party President Sue Wood, describes what happened after Muldoon lost the 1984 election

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