HOT AIR Press Release.
HOT AIR on Maori TV tonight.
HOT AIR, the politics of climate change in New Zealand screens at 8.30 tonight on Maori TV.
Last week the Listener gave this feature documentary four stars. Reviewers have described it as “..compelling..” and
Filmmakers Alister Barry and Abi King-Jones last worked together on the film of Nicky Hager’s book, The Hollow Men.
Their lastest film was a finalist in the NZ Film Awards just a few weeks ago.
The film tracks the politics of climate change in New Zealand. Despite many attempts to minimise New Zealand greenhouse
activity in 20 years, emissions have actually increased by 25%. So what went wrong? Barry and King-Jones speak with all
the major players from the period, and present a wealth of telling footage from the archives. As the world anticipates
next year's climate conference in Paris, can we expect our politicians to implement real change, or just more hot air?
Find out tonight on Maori Television at 8.30.
A new documentary by Alister Barry & Abi King-Jones
MAY 8 2015 - HOT AIR has today been released for free online viewing via Youtube @ HotAirFilm.co.nz
- please view and share this film.
During the summer of 1988 temperatures soared across America causing widespread droughts. Huge forest fires raged in
California. Climate change was now on the world's political agenda and New Zealand promised to do its share to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
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
Key political leaders inside and outside parliament describe their victories and defeats, and businessmen and lobbyists
explain their strategies and concerns. Political commentators and academics take us behind the scenes to show how
politics in New Zealand really works.
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?