Feb 19: Movie – HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE

Doc Edge 2021 Film Festival: Winner, Best New Zealand Editing – Thomas Gleeson

In the race for existence, striking teenagers discover that activism, authority and awareness make for a steep learning curve.

Determined to provoke real action, New Zealand teenagers join the global School Strike for Climate. But planning a movement and building momentum are the easy parts as they face political indifference, their own white privilege, and the ongoing struggle to be heard. Meanwhile, the tides continue to rise.

HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE Documentary 83 mins | New Zealand | 2020

  • Saturday 19th February 5.00pm

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan 3225.

Book online:, call into the Old School office Mon-Fri 10am to 2pm. (Office closed public holidays)

Door sales from 30 mins before session times.

Licensed bar & homemade snacks on sale.

Adults $15, Concession $12, RCAC Members $12, Children $8.
The reduced concession rate is for $12 concession (student, seniors or CS cards).

Raglan Movies at the Old School, 5 Stewart St, Raglan.

Movie screenings are running under the Red Covid setting with Vaccine Passes and face coverings. On arrival please check in by scanning the QR poster or with the manual register. Have your Vaccine Pass ready for sighting or scanning. Vaccine Passes and face coverings are not required for children aged 11 and under. When you are seated face coverings are recommended.

HIGH TIDE DON’T HIDE covers a group of New Zealand students who in 2019 along with students worldwide took to the streets demanding immediate climate change action. The Rebel Film Collective documented a group of Kiwi teenagers preparing for the protest in New Zealand. As the young organisers bring the Aotearoa School Strike 4 Climate movement together, a painful truth emerges; climate change has a disproportionate effect on indigenous people. Kiwi-Pasifika poet Aigagaleifili Fepulea’i Tapua’i forms a breakaway group to ensure climate change impacts on Pacific nations is acknowledged.

In Aotearoa New Zealand, filmmakers The Rebel Film Collective started shooting seven months before what became the world’s biggest ever climate change strike. We were given intimate access to New Zealand students’ meetings, homes and personal video diaries to record how the local movement began. weaving the stories of five teenagers as they lead their communities to strike for climate.
We were there when an unexpected turn of events changed the face of the protests. High Tide Don’t Hide reveals the inner processes of teenagers mobilising record-setting numbers of children and adults…while dealing with the looming threat of climate change, interpersonal politics, and the need to just be teenagers.

Director: Phil Stebbing, Niva Kay, Emily McDowell
Documentary 83 mins | New Zealand | 2020.

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