Tohe protest

Tohe | Protest

23 July to 5 March 2022 | 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday | 9am to 1pm Saturdays
Te Puna Foundation Gallery

A Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision exhibition exploring how the events of the 1981 Springbok tour were presented by government broadcasters and activist filmmakers. See excerpts from PATU! the definitive documentary about the 1981 Springbok Tour.

The ’81 Springbok tour

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.

The whole world is watching!

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision

Te tāpoinga Springbok i te tau ’81

I te tau kotahi mano e iwa rau e waru tekau mā tahi, i tawhiotia te motu e ngā kaitākoro whutupōro 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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