Sunday, 28 March 2010

Kit and Maynie

New Zealand is home to many things and many people. Two of whom had quite a history, as told in Kit and Maynie. Tea, Scones and Nuclear Disarmament. Despite the weighty issue, this is a light film, and we are told (and shown) about several peace movements they were involved in.

While I have often asked "what good did this do?", and nuclear testing was still going on after their activities, but during this I did wonder "what bad did this stop?" What else might have happened had not these marches/protests went on? I wouldn't say that their Walk to Wellington was the event that made NZ finally go nuclear free, but it certainly helped and may have tipped some people.

As the quote doesn't go "it is better to have tried and failed than to never have tried at all", and while I'm not sure about the failure part this is a good movie about two women who definitely tried.


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