Might is Right / Pacific Solution
Might is Right (La raison du plus fort)
Directed by Patric Jean, Belgium & France
Duration: 85 minutes
On Friday, 15th June 2007 at 6.30pm
Directed by Annie Goldson and James Frankham, New Zealand
Duration: 50 minutes
on Saturday, 16th June 2007 at 6.30pm
More about MIGHT IS RIGHT
European cities have been seeing a growing polarisation between the richer areas of the city and the poorer suburbs, which are often inhabited by immigrants. Might is Right explores the growing intolerance of the establishment towards the poor immigrants. The poor in general, and young immigrants in particular, are fiercely feared.
The film breaks some prevalent clichés about immigrants and features them as human beings, capable of emotions, desires, fears, and despair. Taking France and Belgium as examples, it questions whether European Democracy, can claim to be a society that offers equal rights to everybody.
More about PACIFIC SOLUTION
This documentary looks at the daily lives of a number of Afghan boys from the MV Tampa, now living in Mangere, Auckland. Shot in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, Nauru, and New Zealand, it traces the circumstances that led to their arrival in New Zealand and the reunion process they have been undergoing as their family members are resettled in New Zealand. Through the prism of their experience, the film examines the refugee crisis that is facing the world.