HAKA AND GUITARS

By William WATSON, John KEIR

TMI PICTURES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2016

Haka and Guitars presents never before seen footage of the 10 year civil war in Bougainville and shows how the New Zealand peacekeeping mission achieved peace not with guns, but with cultural tradition, open communication and music.

Festivals
& Awards

Auckland International Film Festival 2017
Best Documentary
Phoenix Film Festival Melbourne 2017
Best Documentary
international independent film awards 2017
Best Documentary
Canada's World International Film Festival 2017
Best NZ/Australian Film
AFI World Peace Initiative Cannes 2017
Best World Peace Feature Documentary
Los Angeles CineFest 2017
Semi-Finalist
4th NOIDA International film Festival 2017
Best Director
Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards 2017
Finalist
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Environmental, Historical
    • Countries
    • NEW ZEALAND
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • William WATSON, John KEIR
    • Writer(s)
    • Roger YEAXLEE
    • Producer(s)
    • William WATSON (TMI Pictures Ltd)
    • Synopsis
    • During the Pacific’s most bloody Civil War, the New Zealand Army found a way to achieve peace without guns and violence. Through the powerful influence of women and multiculturalism 'Haka and Guitars' shows the world there is a way to achieve peace in our time. Fiona Cassidy (NgatiKuri, Te Aupouri, Te Rarawa) – a former Major in the New Zealand Army – returns to Bougainville to reflect on ‘Operation Belisi’, modern history’s most successful peacekeeping mission.