DRUG COURT: RETHINKING REHAB A Pakip?meka Documentary Airing on M?ori Television Monday 1st September 9:30pm

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

Notable Pictures' latest New Zealand documentary, directed by Julia Parnell, presents a fascinating look inside a new alternative justice model - through the stories of convicted criminals.

Trapped in a cycle of substance abuse, addiction and crime, thousands of New Zealanders face a bleak future of criminality and incarceration. The Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment Court (AODTC), Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua, is a fledgling programme that offers adult offenders the chance to face their demons and address their addictions through a unique, supportive yet confronting court process. It is unlike any other courtroom experience, participants receive applause and medals of achievement with unashamed emotion. 

Drug Court is a raw and revealing observational documentary offering a rare window into this groundbreaking initiative that is bravely tackling Aotearoa's adult recidivism problem head on. Following on from Notable Pictures' sensitive and powerful documentary Restoring Hope in 2013, Drug Court once again provides a unique and exclusive insight into an alternative justice model - this time we follow the stories of five convicted criminals who are at various stages of the 12-18 month programme undergoing treatment for their destructive addictions.

A thought-provoking documentary, Drug Court provides unparalleled access to the work of Aotearoa's newest response to recidivist crime. 

Airing on M?ori Television Monday 1st September 9:30pm

Next Up...

CBB Broadcasting Debates in Auckland and Christchurch

Posted Tuesday 26 Aug 2014

A must for anyone in the industry - the politicians (and a few others) speak!

Auckland Broadcasting Debate
This Sunday, August 31st 2014, 6.30pm (doors open 6.15pm)
Pioneer Women's Hall
High Street, Auckland City

Guy Williams - Comedian

Maggie Barry - National MP and legendary broadcaster
Kris Faafoi - Labour Broadcasting Spokesperson
Julie Anne Genter - Greens Broadcasting Spokesperson

Subject - What is the future for broadcasting in NZ? TVNZ ready to sell, Radio NZ frozen, Dirty Politics - NZ media and broadcasting is in the spotlight. See our speakers outline their policies on this important subject, and put your questions to them.

Christchurch Broadcasting Debate
6.30pm, Tuesday 2nd September 2014 (doors open 6.15pm)
Studio 1, TV Block
cnr Madras and Southwark Streets,
Christchurch City Centre

Gary McCormick - Radio DJ, Raconteur, Poet, Legend

Kris Faafoi - Labour Broadcasting Spokesperson
Richard Prosser - NZ First MP
John Kelcher - Greens candidate for Ilam and Broadcasting Policy Chair

Three opposition speakers give their views on where NZ broadcasting and media should be headed. Come test their theories and put your questions to them.