Operation 8

Operation 8

Operation 8

Critically acclaimed New Zealand documentary examining the “anti-terror” raids of October 2007.

On October 15, 2007, activists around New Zealand woke to guns in their faces: black-clad police forced their way into homes and dragged families out onto roads, and in the rural village of Rūātoki, helicopters hovered while locals were stopped at roadblocks.

This was the NZ Police’s ‘Operation 8’ and involved 18 months of surveillance of activists accused of attending terrorist training camps in the Urewera ranges - homeland of the Tūhoe people. Operation 8 asks "How and why did the raids take place? How did the War on Terror become a global witch-hunt of political dissenters reaching even to the South Pacific?"

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Reviews & comments

Must See

Raw and real

5.0

MOST IMPORTANT FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS

It's plain and simple, evry New Zealanders ought to see this film. It uses the "anti terror" raids of 2007 to demonstrate how the so-called "war on terror" has open the door to all sorts of abuse of power the world around. Members of Geenpeace and Animal rights activists are being labelled "terrorists" ... how did we get there?...

5.0

The POWER of the State

Yep - watched the world premiere of Operation 8. http://www.cutcutcut.com/Operation8.html This trial has the potential to divide this country in the same way that the 81 tour did dovetailing so nicely into the lead up to the RWC. When you can get John Minto and Ross Muerant to agree on the complete abuse of State Power you know you're on to something...

New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Best NZ "terrorist" film since Sleeping Dogs. And it's real...

5.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Interviewing ex-Red Squad member and National Party MP Ross Meurant was a coup for Wellington's Wright and King-Jones. That he provides the most damning commentary of all on the actions of our police and government should be enough to convince most viewers that this film needed and deserved to be made. Operation 8 is a terrific piece of New Zealand film-making. Go see for yourself.

5.0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

Best NZ "terrorist" film since Sleeping Dogs. And it's real...

5.0
Dominion Post

Dominion Post

press

Interviewing ex-Red Squad member and National Party MP Ross Meurant was a coup for Wellington's Wright and King-Jones. That he provides the most damning commentary of all on the actions of our police and government should be enough to convince most viewers that this film needed and deserved to be made. Operation 8 is a terrific piece of New Zealand film-making. Go see for yourself.

5.0

Must See

Raw and real

5.0

MOST IMPORTANT FOR ALL NEW ZEALANDERS

It's plain and simple, evry New Zealanders ought to see this film. It uses the "anti terror" raids of 2007 to demonstrate how the so-called "war on terror" has open the door to all sorts of abuse of power the world around. Members of Geenpeace and Animal rights activists are being labelled "terrorists" ... how did we get...

5.0

The POWER of the State

Yep - watched the world premiere of Operation 8. http://www.cutcutcut.com/Operation8.html This trial has the potential to divide this country in the same way that the 81 tour did dovetailing so nicely into the lead up to the RWC. When you can get John Minto and Ross Muerant to agree on the complete abuse of State Power you know you're on to something...