Bastion Point: Day 507

Location:New Zealand / Aotearoa
Subject:Land rights
Length:26 minutes
Format:16mm; Video
Year Released:1980
Director:Merata Mita, Leon Narbey, and Gerd Pohlman
Producer:Merata Mita, Leon Narbey, Gerd Pohlmann
Library Code:UHM AV/C VIDEOTAPE 8361
Description:Documents the occupation of Bastion Point in the struggle for Maori land rights. The protest began in 1977 when the government proposed to subdivide Maori land in the center of Auckland. Ngati Whatua people occupied the land, built living areas, and planted crops. The film concentrates on the 507th day of occupation, when the protesters were forcibly removed.
Record No:144
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