Film review: Soldiers without guns

Posted by in Culture, Development, Politics

In world where stories of government corruption are the norm and greed and violence tend to fill the headlines, this film of how the New Zealand government put an end to years of bloodshed in Bougainville, without firing a shot, shows how powerful peace, love and understanding can be.

Director Will Watson has spent the better part of the last dozen years putting this feature-length documentary together to tell the story of how the “Pacific Island Paradise” of Bougainville, part of the Solomon Islands archipelago, went from being a peaceful, matriarchal society, to one consumed by a deadly civil war is an unfortunately common one. How that civil war was brought to an end is uniquely Kiwi.

In cinemas now, full review here: