Six angry women

Megan Jones’ 90-minute feature documentary – Six Angry Women, has been selected for The Female Eye Film Festival, one of the top women’s film festivals in the world.

In 1984, six female terrorists kidnapped an Auckland University Lecturer, assaulted him and chained him to a tree in a violent political action.

The event triggered debates about gender politics and vigilante justice that divided New Zealand and led to social change – including the introduction of harassment protocols at Auckland University, and fed rape reform laws. But the mysteries of who the six women were and why they attacked the man they did have remained unsolved.

The auditions for roles was so interesting as every actor who came to read, wanted to learn more about these young feminists and their generation of women.