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Soldiers Without Guns (2019)

The riveting journey of coalition soldiers as they land unarmed into the heat of a 10 year civil war using only the weapons of Music, Maori Culture and Love to create peace.


Will Watson


Lucy Lawless
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Lucy Lawless ... Narrator


A David and Goliath story of a Pacific Island people rising up against the largest mining corporation in the world. The war climaxed with a military coup and on-going fractional fighting which seemed impossible to stop. Unstoppable until the NZ army choose to enter the war, but instead to taking guns they took guitars. This story follows the riveting journey of unarmed peacekeepers arriving in the chaos of war. Political assassinations, dead threats, twists and turns more powerful than a Hollywood epic but its all captured on newsreels super 8 camera. Against all odds, Goliath was conquered not by force but with music and love. This is a story of hope in a world at war.

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The untold story of unsung military heroes.






New Zealand



Release Date:

5 April 2019 (New Zealand) See more »

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New Zealand See more »


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TMI Pictures See more »
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The unarmed intervention became modern histories greatest peacekeeping mission. See more »

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this film is important for all of us
15 August 2019 | by pisherwood-10469See all my reviews

I have seen this film twice and each time came away with the feeling that the whole world should see it. I have recommended it to many other people and hope that its message will spread through our comunities.

There must be a way for this type of responce to conflict to be used in many other places.

I would like to think that our entire government and opposition members of parliament could be persuaded to see it and to meet with those involved.

New Zealand could lead a whole new era of the resolving of conflicts. We are well respected around the world for our way of dealing with religious and racial conflict. This could be another way to lead the nations to a more peaceful world for future generations.

Penelope Isherwood

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