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By Chris Cooper, David Robie and Michael Fleck

An independent video slide show developed from photographs in David Robie’s photographic exhibition around the original Rainbow Warrior’s humanitarian voyage to Rongelap in the Marshall Islands in May 1985.

The exhibition was donated to the NZ Peace Foundation for showing at schools. Also photographs by Gil Hanly, John Miller, Giff Johnson, Fernando Pereira and some US military archival images.

Narration: Foufou Susana Hukui and Nathaniel Lees.

Produced and filmed in 1986.

Script by David Robie, author of Eyes of Fire: The Last Voyage of the Rainbow Warrior

Winner of a NZ Media Peace Prize citation in 1986.

Video dubbed off VHS. Screened on NZ and Pacific television, including Tagata Pasifika.

Director: Chris Cooper

Script: David Robie

Producers: Chris Cooper, David Robie and Michael Fleck

© Aroha Productions 1986

David Robie
David Robie
Dr David Robie was previously founding director and professor of journalism at AUT’s Pacific Media Centre (PMC). He worked with postgraduate student journalists to edit Pacific Media Watch - a daily digital archive of dispatches about Pacific journalism and media, ethics and professionalism. The PMC also jointly published the high profile independent Pacific Scoop news website with industry partner, Scoop Media, and Asia Pacific Report, which David now edits independently in partnership with Evening Report: David is also the founding editor of Pacific Journalism Review (PJR).
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