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.
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.