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A Good Day to Die – Hoka Hey

New Zealand,Malaysia,Canada,Netherlands | 2016 | 87 min | English,Spanish | Harold Monfils

What is the first thing you think of when the guy behind you gets his legs blown off? What time is it when it hits ‘bomb o’clock’? How do you fall for a woman who then reveals herself to be an assassin?

A Good Day To Die, Hoka Hey documents the life and extraordinary adventures of British conflict photographer Jason P. Howe. Taking 6 years to make, this is a story about a man who chose a life of perpetual peril in pursuit of the perfect image, and what it takes to publish the images for the world to see.

Jason survived 12 years on the frontline of four wars, capturing images of humanity at war, its suffering, and cultures in disarray. This is not a film about war. It is an insight into how passion led to the downward spiral of disillusionment in this crazy tale of survival and change. Jason went down the rabbit hole — has he fully come back out?

* Director Harold Monfils will attend the Festival in Wellington & Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screenings.

  • Wellington |
    The Roxy

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  • Auckland |
    Q Theatre

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  • Australasia Premiere