Land of the Long White Cloud

How do white New Zealanders overcome feelings of guilt, in order to take positive action against racism in Aotearoa? Land of the Long White Cloud is a seven-part documentary web-series that tells the stories of New Zealanders who are reflecting on their colonial heritage and […]

— Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 2 – Inheriting Privilege (Featuring Jen Margaret) Jen grew up in the small town of Doyleston, which bears her ancestor’s name.  She liked to think of her family as progressive – until she learned their land was […]

Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 3 – Recognising Racism (Featuring Andrew Judd) Until he became the mayor of New Plymouth, Andrew Judd had never been on a marae.  Recognising his own racism set him on a course of actively campaigning for Māori representation […]

Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 4 – Pākehā Paralysis (Featuring Alex Hotere-Barnes) Alex is a Pākehā who spends most of his time in Māori spaces, and is often faced with Pākehā paralysis – that fear of causing offence or getting it wrong.  How […]

Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 5 – Confronting Colonisation (Featuring Zeb Schrader and Ensai August) Zeb and Ensai are among a wave of young Pākehā who are questioning their privilege and becoming activists for Māori rights. “We need to be having a productive […]

Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 6 – Connecting to Aotearoa (Featuring Juliet Batten) Author Juliet Batten believes that a lack of identity can cause Pākehā to exhibit racist behaviours. “When we’re grounded in who we are; that’s when we’re better able to relate […]

Land of the Long White Cloud: Episode 7 – Cook Thinks Again (Featuring Jo Randerson and Tom Clarke) Award-winning theatre makers Jo Randerson and Tom Clarke have re-animated Captain Cook in modern Aotearoa, where he can finally reflect on the painful effects of his colonial […]

A DW (German Public Television documentary Like the Amish in the US, the Mennonite Christian community shuns the modern world. Most Mennonites live in secluded, self-sufficient colonies. We get a rare glimpse into the life of a devout and isolated community. The Mennonites embrace isolation, […]

“A beautifully photographed minimalist documentary.” Roger Donaldson We often think of houses as strong, solid permanent things. In fact they can be weak, fragile and mobile. ‘Home’ explores the idea of what makes a house a home. Home – a short documentary film by Thomas Gleeson. […]