WHEN NOBODY WAS LOOKING
An entomologist takes on the 1970s New Zealand Government uncovering institutional racism and child abuse.
Dr. Oliver Sutherland discovers disturbing cases of abused children in state care, including imprisonment and torture of children as young as nine. Fighting a racist system, the insect scientist stands up to expose abuse in the notorious Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital, but will justice ever be served?
“We called it torture. It was torture. And in the end, the United Nations has since called it torture.” – Dr. Oliver Sutherland
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Director: Alex Sutherland
Alex’s screen arts career spans over twenty years. With an MFA from Elam School of Fine Arts, Alex directed award-winning music videos before directing TV commercials for leading NZ production companies Film Construction and Silverscreen. In 2007 Alex co-founded Thick as Thieves – a boutique visual content production company that became synonymous for attracting breakthrough filmmaking talent and developing some of New Zealand’s newest and exciting directorial voices. In 2015, Alex’s Loading Docs short documentary ‘The Jump’, gained worldwide attention, with over 190,000 views online and screening in festivals including Clermont-Ferrand.
Producer: Bianca Delalic
As a producer and editor, Bianca Delalic has a deep understanding of content production. The majority of her experience lies with the National Business Review, managing projects such as NBR Radar and the video content for NBR Rich List. Her recent shift into TV and film production from news media has allowed her to also shift her focus to telling and creating stories of all kinds. Whether that’s short films or documentaries, that’s where her passion truly lies.