THE 5TH EYE

Premieres 23 July WATCH TRAILER MORE DETAILS

About The 5th Eye

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THE 5TH EYE

Feature Documentary
Directors: Errol Wright & Abi King-Jones
Duration: 112 minutes

A farmer, teacher and priest undertake a daring mission to deflate a giant radome at the Waihopai spy base in protest at 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.

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FEATURED REVIEW

impressively researched and constructed... compulsory viewing
Doug Dillaman, The Pantograph Punch
THE 5TH EYE is the most important NZ film of the last ten years
Dr Gabriel Reid – Pageant Films
A concise political punch that demands every Kiwi’s attention
Liam Maguren, Flicks.co.nz
An intelligent, informative and entertaining film
Graeme Tuckett, The Dominion Post

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Film Festival release dates

  • 23 & 26July

    Wellington, Paramount Cinema

    • PREMIERE Saturday 23 July 5:15pm, second showing Tuesday 26 July 1:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 28, 29 & 30July

    Auckland, Academy Cinema

    • Thursday 28 July 6:15pm, Friday 29 July 3:00pm, Saturday 30 July 3:15pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 2, 7August

    Auckland, Academy Cinema

    • Tuesday 2 August 8:15pm, Sunday 7 August 11:45am
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 6, 7 &10August

    Christchurch, Hoyts Northland 4

    • Saturday 6 Aug 6:00pm, Sunday 7 Aug 1:15pm, Wednesday 10 Aug 3:45pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 8 & 9August

    Wellington, Paramount Cinema

    • Monday 8 August 6:15pm, Tuesday 9 August 4:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 8 & 9August

    Dunedin, Rialto Cinema

    • Monday 8 Aug 6:00pm, Tuesday 9 Aug 3:15pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 20August

    Timaru, Movie Max Digital Cinemas

    • Saturday 20 Aug 1:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 21 & 22August

    Nelson, State Cinema

    • Sunday 21 Aug 5:45pm, Monday 22 Aug 1:45pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 2 & 3September

    Palmerston North, Downtown Cinemas

    • Friday 2 September 1:15pm, Saturday 3 September 2:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 5 & 6September

    New Plymouth, Event Cinemas

    • Monday 5 September 8:15pm, Tuesday 6 September 3:45pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 6 & 7September

    Tauranga, Rialto Tauranga

    • Tuesday 6 September 6:15pm, Wednesday 7 September 4:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 8 & 9September

    Hamilton, Lido Cinema

    • Thursday 8 September 6:15pm, Friday 9 September 1:15pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 12September

    Masterton, Regent 3 Cinemas

    • Monday 12 September 8:00pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 17September

    Hawkes Bay, MTG Century Theatre

    • Saturday 17 September 6:15pm
    • 2016 New Zealand International Film Festival
  • 22September

    Raglan Film Festival, The Old School Arts Centre

    • Thursday 22 September 7:00pm
    • 2016 Raglan Film Festival
  • 3November

    MOTUEKA, The Gecko Theatre

    • Starts Thursday 3 November (limited season)
  • 10November

    AUCKLAND, Newmarket Rialto

    • Starts Thursday 10 November (limited season)
  • 10November

    DUNEDIN, Rialto

    • Starts Thursday 10 November (limited season)
  • 13November

    NEW PLYMOUTH, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery

    • Sunday 13 November, Thursday 17 November, Tuesday 8 December

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Previous Work

  • Operation 8

    • Released 2011, Dur. 110 min
    • Feature Documentary
  • The Last Resort

    • Released 2006, Dur. 92 min
    • Feature Documentary
  • Te Whanau o Aotearoa

    • Released 2003, Dur. 90 min
    • Feature Documentary
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CutCutCut Films

Independent filmmakers Abi King-Jones and Errol Wright comprise CutCutCut Films. They have produced, directed, shot and edited three previous feature-length theatrical documentaries together: Te Whanau o Aotearoa - Caretakers of the Land (2003), The Last Resort (2006) and Operation 8 (2011).
All three have shown at international film festivals in Aotearoa and around the world. Most recently Operation 8 premiered in the 2011 World Cinema Showcase and went on to have a theatrical release at independent cinemas nationwide. It showed at the Melbourne International Film Festival, the Hawaii International Film Festival, the Agitprop Film Festival in the Philippines and the Imagine India Film Festival in Spain. It was nominated for Best Arts / Festival / Feature Documentary in the 2011 AFTA awards and won Best Documentary / Feature at the 2012 Wairoa Maori Film Festival.