7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
1 Richmond Road
Tuesday 28 May 7.30
A rare screening of ‘PATU’ (1983, NZ) , followed by a discussion.
“Patu” is a startling documentary record of the mass civil disobedience that took place throughout New Zealand during the winter of 1981, in protest against a South African rugby tour. A landmark in New Zealand’s film history, it marks a moment when New Zealand was torn in two by the 1981 Springbok rugby tour over the issue of racism and indigenous rights. With its highly-charged images of violent clashes between police and anti-tour marchers, Patu firmly sided with the later, and is passionate, activist filmmaking at its most compelling.
Maori filmmaker Merata Mita was the first woman to direct a feature-length documentary in New Zealand, also directing the feature film ‘Maori’.
Plus: Anti-Apartheid: South Africa, Israel and Sporting Boycotts
Discussion withProfessor Jonathan Rosenhead, on the anti-Apartheid ‘Stop the Tour’ campaigns of the 70′s & 80′s, and Michael Deas, Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) on ‘Kick Israeli Racism out of UEFA‘. All welcome!
***Delicious Middle-Eastern food by Alia***
Doors open 7pm, film starts: 7.30pm. Free entry.
at: Passing Clouds, 1 Richmond Road, Dalston E8 4AA
Junction with Kingsland Road, behind The Haggerston Pub.
CATASTROPHE CLUB: Film and discussion events
Organised by Hackney Palestine Solidarity Campaign