DOCNZ: The New Zealand International Documentary Film Festival


Speaking from a tripod earlier, Ms Sims said she was "willing to put my life on the line'' to bring an end to cages for battery hens. -Otago Times Daily


Hens’ Night

New Zealand 2012 / 34min. (Screening with The Green Chain.)
Director Debbie Matthews.

Caged. Maltreated. Slaughtered.

Hens’ Night is ruffling the feathers of the egg industry as it documents a group of Animal Rights activists organizing and executing a blockade of NZ’s biggest battery hen farm. Their plan is to halt production at a Dunedin factory farm in order to bring attention back to the twenty year campaign against hens in cages.

We follow three Auckland women as they work with NZ Open Rescue. In bringing their fight to the factory farm by perching on seven meter steel tripods in one of the nationís most prominent and controversial campaigns against animal cruelty.


Hens' Night Trailer


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Documentary Edge Festival 2013

Sign of the Times (4/4)

Screening in Auckland

Fri 12 Apr
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
1:30pm Q Theatre  Q&A  Book 
Sun 21 Apr
Time Venue/Notes Book Tickets
11:10am Q Theatre  Q&A  Book 

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