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THE 5TH EYE

A farmer, teacher and priest undertake a daring mission to breach security and deflate a giant radome at the GCSB-run Waihopai spy base in Blenheim, in an act of protest against New Zealand’s involvement in the US-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. An internet millionaire’s mansion is raided sparking an investigation exposing illegal domestic surveillance by the GCSB. While the government rams through law changes legalising spying on its own citizens, an NSA contractor blows the whistle on the Five Eyes network of global mass surveillance. With the rise of the surveillance state in the digital age, and in an era of endless war, new battle lines are drawn in new territories and the enemy is sought out closer to home. A teacher, farmer and priest undertake a daring mission to breach security and damage the GCSB-run Waihopai spy base, as the true extent of its war-faring and mass surveillance functions, within the global Five Eyes alliance, is brought to light.

“An intelligent, informative and entertaining film” – The Dominion Post

“A concise political punch that requires every kiwi’s attention” – Flicks.co.nz

“Impressively researched and constructed… compulsory viewing” – The Pantograph Punch



Directors: Abi King-Jones & Errol Wright
Producer: Errol Wright
Photography & Sound: Errol Wright
Editor: Abi King-Jones
Music: David Long
Sound Mix: Matt Stutter

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