Summer films: Soldiers without guns (2019)

  • Exhibition time

BAE Systems Theatre, free, 1.30 pm

Rated M, viewing is recommended for persons 15 years and over

Dir: Will Watson (92mins)

Kiwi filmmaker Will Watson tells the story of New Zealand’s contribution to the resolution of ten years of civil war on the island of Bougainville. Amidst widespread scepticism, New Zealand Defence Force Brigadier Roger Mortlock decided that the peacekeepers under his command should be unarmed; taking hakas and guitars to Bougainville rather than guns. This powerful documentary features interviews with Bougainvillean peacemakers, rarely seen historical footage, and the sublime landscapes of Bougainville and New Zealand.

Spend Saturdays at the Memorial this February, as we present a collection of films that connect to the special exhibition the Courage for peace. Reflect on the diverse experiences and perspectives of those who seek and protect peace. This is not a ticketed event, so arrive in time to guarantee a seat.

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