1 June 2015

Eyes of Fire microsite: Little Island Press and PMC collaborate in digital story-telling on the Rainbow Warrior

Several crew members on the bombed Greenpeace environmental campaign ship Rainbow Warrior now live in New Zealand and have talked to AUT University television and journalism students about their experiences three decades ago and the future.

Four of the 11 crew live on the island of Waiheke in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf and other original crew members also live in Auckland.

More than 40 students from the School of Communication Studies television and journalism majors and the Pacific Media Centre have teamed up with Little Island Press to track down and interview some of these veteran activists for the two-month-long Eyes of Fire project.

Little Island Press is publishing a fresh edition of David Robie's 1986 book, Eyes of Fire, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Rainbow Warrior bombing by French secret agents on 10 July 1985.

The publisher has set up a collaborative microsite about the bombing and the Rainbow Warrior's humanitarian voyage to Rongelap Atoll in the Marshall Islands to help a community suffering from the health legacy of US atmospheric nuclear tests to move to a safer island, Mejato, on Kwajalein Atoll.

In the latest rolling content posted on the Eyes Of Fire microsite, studio video interviews with several people involved have been published.

Interview with Rainbow Warrior third engineer Henk Haazen by Ariana Ward

Interview with RW deckhand Bunny McDiarmid by Alistar Kata

Interview with RW first mate Martini Gotje by Onehou Strickland

Interview with Eyes of Fire author David Robie by Hayley Becht

Interview with RW original cook Hilari Anderson by Phoebe Jeurissen

Eyes of Fire microsite

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The Pacific Media Centre - TE AMOKURA - at AUT University has a strategic focus on Māori, Pasifika and ethnic diversity media and community development.