Kia ora koutou
We are just two weeks away from our Annual General Meeting, and the Association has a lot coming up, including an address by Frances Joychild QC and a fundraiser film screening on Act of Killing.
Frances Joychild QC talk on human rights litigation in New Zealand
- WHEN: Wednesday 7 August 2013 at 6:00 pm for drinks and nibbles for a 6:30 pm start
- WHERE: University of Auckland Conference Centre, 26 Symonds St, Auckland
If you wish to authorise another person to vote on your behalf at the AGM, a proxy voting form is availablehere.
Fundraiser film: the Act of Killing
In conjunction with the International Film Festival, the HRLA is hosting a fundraising movie event on Sunday 4 August 2013 at 1:00 pm at Event Cinemas Queen Street. If you want to come along, email email@example.com now, as tickets are selling fact.
Part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, winner of the Berlin Film Festival Panorama Audience Award and winner of the Aung San Suu Kyi Award for Best Documentary Film at the Human Rights, Human Dignity Film Festival in Myanmar, as well as many others, The Act of Killing has been described as:
“A true cinematic experiment, The Act of Killing explores a chapter of Indonesia’s history in a way bound to stir debate—by enlisting a group of former killers, including Indonesian paramilitary leader Anwar Congo, to re-enact their lives in the style of the films they love. When the government of President Sukarno was overthrown by the military in 1965, Anwar and his cohorts joined in the mass murder of more than one million alleged communists, ethnic Chinese, and intellectuals. Now, Anwar and his team perform detailed re-enactments of their crimes with pride, holding numerous discussions about sets, costumes, and pyrotechnics. Their fixation on style rather than substance—despite the ghastly nature of the scenes—makes them mesmerising to watch. But as movie violence and real-life violence begin to overlap, Anwar’s pride gradually gives way to regret. And we see a man overwhelmed by the horrific acts he has chosen to share with the world.”
The massacre has been described by the Indonesian government as “justified”.
Tickets are only $20.
To buy a ticket for Sunday 4 August 2013 at 1:00 pm at Event Cinemas Queen Street, send your name and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org. Numbers are strictly limited so register your interest ASAP to avoid missing out!