Herbs: Songs of Freedom

NZ | 2019 | 90mins | PG Violence & offensive language

  • Director: Tearepa Kahi 
  • Documentary, Music



15 Sep, Sunday

Their power and appeal remain undiminished.

“A rousing celebration of Pacific reggae legends Herbs, the band’s members and its action as an inspiring musical front for social rights and harmony.

“Interviews, past and present, loop us back to social and political flashpoints such as the occupation of Bastion Point, the 1981 Springbok tour demonstrations, and the dawn raids targeting the Polynesian community. Reminiscences interweave with rehearsals and the concert itself, celebrating songs which harbour strong political messages within superb harmonies and distinctive South Pacific-infused rhythms. Their power and appeal remain undiminished.” NZIFF