Will Watson on Dec. 13, 2020
The riveting journey of soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace.
This radical idea of sending soldiers without guns was condemned by the media because they felt the soldiers would be massacred given the first 14 peace attempts had failed.
This film shines a light on the untold story, of unsung heroes and their “mission impossible.” A story that inspires humanity.
War Abolisher Awards Presentation 2022 (The Individual War Abolisher of 2022 award is going to New Zealand filmmaker William Watson in recognition of his film Soldiers Without Guns: An Untold Story of Unsung Kiwi Heroes.)
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Thank you so much for posting such an inspiring film!
So glad you enjoyed it, Harmony.
Thank you for posting the film!
You’re welcome, H Burns. So inspiring.
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Thanks, Rivera, as always.
And then there’s the story of Australia’s indigenous people who volunteered, or were conscripted for several wars before they were ‘allowed, the privilege of voting.
Thanks for that info, Johnny.
This is a magnificent documentary detailing the huge roll Aotearoa NZ played in peace keeping in the Bougainville conflict.
The inclusion of Maori Tanga and women in the peace keeping force was integral to the success of the project. They trusted us more because indigenous Kiwi’s came and brought their culture with them and showed respect to the local matriarchy.
My nephew was a member of the peace keeping force and played a part in extinguishing this conflict.
I’ve sailed extensively in this region and always felt safe despite looking like the enemy who had destroyed their country and Papatūānuku.
Similar corporate atrocities were responsible for a similar conflict in New Caledonia where nickel was the ore of choice for mining by the French which equally destroyed the land and it’s indigenous people.
We wouldn’t be facing extinction had a matriarchy prevailed.
Thanks for the additional information, Kevin.
Real peace keeping in action.