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40th anniversary of the Springbok tour protests

Join us for a day of dialogue and reflection on the 40th anniversary of the Springbok tour. Watch a screening of Merata Mita’s definitive protest documentary PATU! (1983), and hear about the impact of the tour.

40 years on from the Springbok tour

40 years on from the Springbok tour, join us for a day of dialogue and reflection. The day will include a screening of Merata Mita’s definitive protest documentary PATU! (1983), a panel discussion about the impact of the tour and a chance to see tour-related items from the collections of National Library and Ngā Taonga.

Panel discussion

Following the film screening, there will be a very special discussion from panellists involved in the protests and the making of PATU! — including editor Annie Collins.

TOHE | PROTEST

You’ll also have a chance to explore TOHE | PROTEST, the new exhibition about the Tour from Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

TOHE | PROTEST

About the speaker

Annie Collins is one of New Zealand’s foremost film editors. She had a close working relationship with filmmaker Merata Mita and edited PATU!, in addition to many other documentaries and features.

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A man  looking pensive in a protest march wearing a hard hat and holding a sign that says fight racism.
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