1996

Full length: (107 mins.) ... Date: ( 1996) ... Source: https://youtu.be/8PISea_Tc4k


A critical looks at the radical economic changes implemented by the 1984 Labour Government - where privatisation of state assets was part of an international agenda to remake New Zealand as a model free market state.

Enclosure of the Public's Wealth by the Right in NZ

Most thought Muldoon was bad, but soon regretted replacing him

The story of the neoliberal coup in New Zealand: from its origins in the election of the Labour party in 1984 to the mid 1990s when the revolution was in full swing. A small group of economists and businessmen led by Labour's finance minister, Roger Douglas, had succeeded in transforming a small social democracy into their version of a model free market state.
The trickle-down of the Rogernomics rhetoric warned of 'no gain without pain', and here the theory is counterpointed by the social effects, (redundant workers, Post Office closures, tec).

This film was made by Alister Barry in 1996 while the effects were still raw, it draws extensively on archive footage from the time, and interviews with key “witnesses to history”.

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