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Hot Air: The Politics of Climate Change in New Zealand

Hot Air

Director Alister Barry, Abi King-Jones

Producer Alister Barry

Editor Abi King-Jones

Screenplay Alister Barry

Sound Matt Stutter, David Long (music)

Cinematography Shane Loader, Errol Wright

Screening as part of our Politics on Film series

Hot Air is the story of twenty years of political struggle between politicians, scientists and activists wanting to reduce New Zealand's emissions, and corporate leaders and their lobbyists working to protect profits and commercial advantage.

Including a wealth of archival material and interviews, this feature documentary is a thoughtful and provocative response to the question: is it possible for a small modern democratic nation to address the greatest political challenge of our age?

  • Nominated For Best Documentary, New Zealand Film Awards 2014 
  • Nominated For Best Documentary Editor: Abi King-Jones, New Zealand Film Awards 2014
  • Winner: Bruce Jesson Senior Journalism Award 2013