Feature Documentary: Morality of Argument – Sustaining a state of being nuclear free


EXCLUSIVE: For the first time publicly, this documentary webcasts exclusive to Evening Report.

      Documentary: Morality of Argument – sustaining a state of being nuclear free

Duration: 1:39 Director/Producer: Selwyn Manning

Produced in association: with Dr David Robie and the Pacific Media Centre.

Copyright 2010: Selwyn Manning and Multimedia Investments Ltd.

In his documentary Morality of Argument, journalist Selwyn Manning analyses what remains of New Zealand’s nuclear free policy that was so central to the Labour Party of the 1980s, and indeed whether the policy’s ethos and application is as relevant today and into the millennium as it was on its ascendancy into law as the New Zealand Nuclear Free Zone Disarmament and Arms Control Act 1987.

The documentary conveys its discoveries by structuring argument emanating from four key interviewees who choose to stand apart from political party influence and seek value in subscribing to an independent position when analysing the nuclear free issue.

Interviewees include:

    Bunny McDiarmid, Commander Robert Green, Dr Kate Dewes, Dr Paul Buchanan.

Footage includes previously unreleased recordings of an interview between Selwyn Manning and former New Zealand prime minister David Lange on the nuclear free policy and the Pacific.

Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.