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TOHE | PROTEST

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The new exhibition from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

When and where:

Friday 23 July–Saturday 11 December (9am–5pm Monday–Friday; 9am–1pm Saturdays)
Te Puna Gallery, National Library, 70 Molesworth Street, Wellington.
Free entry.

View the online exhibition

In 1981, South Africa’s Springbok rugby team toured New Zealand. TOHE | PROTEST is the new exhibition from Ngā Taonga that explores how the escalating tensions between activists, the police, rugby fans and politicians were presented by both government broadcasters and activist filmmakers. See excerpts from the definitive protest documentary PATU! (1983), learn how Ngā Taonga overcame many challenges to digitally preserve this iconic film and hear from the experts involved in the preservation project.

View special behind-the-scenes videos in the online component of TOHE .

“The whole world is watching!”

I te tau kotahi mano e iwa rau e waru tekau mā tahi, i tāwhiotia te motu e ngā kaitākaro whutupaoro o Āwherika ki te Tonga. He whakaaturanga a TOHE nā Ngā Taonga e tūhura ana i te riri i waenga kaiwhakatūtū, pirihimana, kaiwhai whutupōro, kaitōrangapū hoki i whakaahuatia e ngā kaipāho kāwanatanga me ngā kaikiriata kaiwhakatūtū. Tirohia ngā kaponga kiriata mai i te pakipūmeka PATU! (1983), ākona ngā wero rokiroki matahiko i tēnei tino pakipūmeka i eke panuku ai a Ngā Taonga, whakarongo ki ngā mātanga o tēnei kaupapa rokiroki.

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A protestor holds up a shield as baton-wielding police advance outside Lancaster Park Christchurch on 15 August 1981. PATU! (1983) Courtesy of Mita whānau. S317877