Posted Tuesday 31 Aug 2021
Here’s a shout out to Megan Jones and her team at Kindred Films. Their documentary Six Angry Women has been selected for 11 international film festivals, including Santa Barbara International Film Festival, Toronto International Women Film Festival, Female Eye Film Festival, the Dili International Film Festival and Cinema d’iDEA (Italy).
It has also won the audience award for best documentary at the Cannes Independent Film Festival and just won best producer award at the Sydney International Film Festival, so Megan’s co-producers Jill Soper and Sam Blackley deserve a shout out too!
The 90-minute doco is about an event in 1984. Six feminists kidnapped an Auckland University lecturer, beat him and chained him to a tree in a violent political action.
The event sparked debates about gender politics and vigilante justice that divided New Zealand and led to social change. But the mysteries of who the six women were and why they attacked the man they did have remained unsolved.
Three decades after the bizarre attack, director Megan Jones reopens a cold-case and tries to find out not only who the six women were, but what drove them to such an unprecedented action.