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Someone Else's Country Film (Full Length) – 1996 Documentary

Someone Else's Country

Film (Full Length) – 1996 Documentary

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Someone Else’s Country looks critically at the radical economic changes implemented by the 1984 Labour Government - where privatisation of state assets was part of a wider agenda that sought to remake New Zealand as a model free market state. The trickle-down ‘Rogernomics’ rhetoric warned of no gain without pain, and here the theory is counterpointed by the social effects (redundant workers, Post Office closures). Made by Alister Barry in 1996 when the effects were raw, the film draws extensively on archive footage and interviews with key “witnesses to history”.

Produced by

  • Vanguard Films

  • Community Media Trust

Source

Community Media Trust

Availability

Available to purchase from the Filmshop or Alister Barry's Website.

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Rights

The copyright for this title is held by the Community Media Trust.

Acknowledgements

Made with the assistance of the Creative Film and Video Fund of the Arts Council.