WATCH: New 'Polynesian Panthers' series drops epic trailer featuring our very own Jordan!

Headlines 21/07/2021

The story of the 'Polynesian Panthers' is getting its very own cinematic treatment in the form of a new TV series 'The Panthers', featuring our very own River Jordan!

Coming soon to TVNZ1 and TVNZ OnDemand, the series follows the trials and tribulations the Pasifika community faced in Aotearoa during the time of the dawn raids in the 1970s.

Referred to by some scholars as ‘the most blatantly racist attack on Pacific peoples by the New Zealand government in New Zealand’s history’, the dawn raids served as the catalyst for the emergence of the Polynesian Panthers, and activist group focused on the civil rights of Pasifika in Aotearoa.

Check out the trailer up top!