Auckland Waterfront Lockout Documentary Screening

Posted Tuesday 03 May 2011

The Red Flag Social Club,on behalf of the Auckland Labour History Group, invites you to a function to mark the 60th anniversary of the Auckland Waterfront Lockout. John Bates is showing his documentary on the Auckland Waterfront lockout. John and Len Gale (cartoonist during the lockout) will both be speaking.

NZ On Screen says about the documentary: "In 1951, New Zealand temporarily became a police state. Civil liberties were curtailed, freedom of speech denied, and the Government used force against its own citizens. This film tells the story of the infamous lockout of waterside workers and the nationwide strike which followed. The film won Best Documentary and John Bates was named Best Director, Documentary, at the 2002 NZ Television Awards."

The screening takes place this Friday 6 May, at Trades Hall, 149 Great North Road, Grey Lynn.

Social time from 5.00pm, Documentary 6.30pm.

The Red Flag Social Club is brought to you by the Working Women's Resource Centre. For further information contact Ros Hiini, Organiser, WWRC Phone 09 379 7906 or email