Trouble Is My Business

Trouble Is My Business

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Observational documentary offering a unique insight into a low-socio-economic South Auckland high school. It captures the real life drama at the predominantly Pacific Island Aorere College, and one man’s battle to keep his students in school and out of trouble. More

Assistant Principal Mr Peach is the back stop for kids with truancy and behavioural problems, when no other teacher can deal with them. He takes a zero tolerance stance against violence, drug taking, truancy and any of the other disciplinary problems; fighting to keep the kids at school through a mixture of tough discipline, street knowledge, negotiation, support and encouragement – whatever it takes. He’s a rebel, and not everyone agrees with his approach; but through his dogged compassion and respect he gets results where many other educators have failed, instilling a sense of self worth in his students that changes many of their lives.

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200883 minsNew Zealand
Documentary
Director:
Juliette Veber (feature debut)

Streaming (1 Providers)

Trouble Is My Business | Reviews

Sunday Star-Times

Sunday Star-Times

Tough, touching and tender tale of a low-decile, high-immigrant South Auckland high school.

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

Peach's style may be questionable at times - neither he, nor the film, believes in the glibly redemptive narrative - but this is a thought-provoking and often very moving report from education's frontline.

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Newshub

Newshub

This is a tragic, funny and moving film with an overriding feeling of authenticity.

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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

Juliette Veber’s decision to observe rather than take sides on the subject of how to discipline children is an inspired directorial choice.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

This is a terrific piece of work - funny, entertaining, occasionally downright moving.

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Trouble Is My Business | Release Details

Trouble Is My Business is available to stream in New Zealand now on Apple TV.