A world film premiere featuring live performances by Tiki Taane, the New Zealand Defence Force and Bougainville culture groups.
Soldiers Without Guns follows the riveting journey of Kiwi soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a war, using only the weapons of Music, Māori culture and love to create peace.
This radical idea of sending soldiers without guns into the war-torn province of Bourgainville in Papua New Guinea was condemned by the national and international media, who felt the soldiers would be massacred given the first 14 peace attempts there had failed.
This feature-length documentary film shines a light on the untold story of unsung Kiwi heroes and their 'mission impossible'. A story of love, compassion and hope all New Zealanders can be proud to call their own.