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Pasifika Journalism: Video

a brief guide to Pasifika resources in Journalism

Eyes of fire 30 years on

DVDs - Pacific Islands

DVDs purchased by the AUT Library are shelved in the High Demand room.  Watch them in the Library using our TVs and headphones. Here is a selection.

Rebellion   [l’Ordre at la morale] 

directed by Mathieu Kassovitz.

In 1988 Indigenous Kanaks were reported to have massacred a quartet of gendarmes with machetes and shotguns  ….. but now the chilling real story - atrocities and summary executions by the French  that left 19 Kanak hostage-takers dead in a dawn assault - is shown on film for the first time.

  Media Freedom in the Pacific

  Produced by the School of Journalism at the
  University of the South Pacific, Fiji 2012

   In this 24 minutes video expose', we see what media
  freedom is like in the Pacific, especially among many developing
  Pacific island  states -- including Fiji.


The Revolution will not be Televised

(a.k.a. Chavez: Inside the Coup) is a 2002
documentary about the April 2002 Venezuelan 
coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan
President Hugo Chávez.

A television crew from Ireland’s Radio Telifís Éireann happened to be recording a documentary about Chávez during the events of April 11, 2002, a coup attempt which briefly deposed Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez.


DVDs - Where to find them

A large number of videos, DVDs and film clips on Pacific themes are available both online and in the Library


LOOK out for these amazing titles available in the library

  • An island calling: A coup, a murder, the Pacific 
  • Balibo 
  • Cannibal tours 
  • Children of the revolution 
  • Culture of peace in the Pacific Islands 
  • Fri pres media freedom in the South Pacific 
  • Land of the morning star 
  • Margaret Mead: A portrait by a friend 
  • Punitive damage 
  • Strange birds in paradise: A West Papuan story 
  • The black road on the front line of Aceh's war 
  • Trobriand cricket: An ingenious response to colonialism 
  • Trouble is my business 
  • Velvet Dreams