date: 30th Jul 2015

tags: Documentary, Politics

Gordon Graham has 100 acres of land in West Auckland, home to his car wrecking business and a community of largely destitute men who camp on the property. It is a community and a place fondly known as “Gordonia”. But according to the local council, it is also a “designated scenic area”.


Filmed over seven years, New Zealand filmmaker Tom Reilly follows the battle between Gordon and his local council, who are determined to clear his land of the “unsightly” car wrecks, and the many tenants who live there – although many of them have nowhere else to go. But Gordon won’t go down without a fight.

“Gordonia” premiered at the New Zealand International Film Festival to critical acclaim. Now, you can watch it as part of beamafilm’s subscriber offering. “Gordonia” is a great film about the underdog, with colourful and interesting characters.

Check out this fantastic film here.


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