Summer Selections from Saturday Morning with Kim Hill 2013

8:10 Joshua Oppenheimer

Copenhagen-based American filmmaker Dr Joshua Oppenheimer has worked for over a decade with militias, death squads and their victims to explore the relationship between political violence and the public imagination, and is Senior Researcher on the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Genocide and Genre project. His new documentary, The Act of Killing, in which unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love, screened at the 2013 New Zealand International Film Festival.

8:50 Hadleigh Frost

Hadleigh Frost is studying physics at the University of Canterbury, and won the inaugural Sir Paul Callaghan Award for Young Science Orators at the 2012 Eureka! Symposium. This year’s symposium will be held on 12 July.

 9:05 David Trubridge

David Trubridge is a designer based in Havelock North whose work focuses on environmental responsibility. He tells his story in the new book, So Far (Craig Potton ISBN: 978-1877517-88-4).

Eleanor Catton. Photo by Robert Catto10:05 Playing Favourites with Eleanor Catton

Eleanor Catton holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she taught creative writing as an adjunct professor in 2010, and lectures in creative writing at the Manukau Institute of Technology in Auckland. Her debut novel The Rehearsal (Victoria University Press), received international prizes and acclaim, and her second novel, The Luminaries (VUP), won last year's Man Booker Prize.

Photo by Robert Catto

11:05 Lisa Harper

Lisa Harper is an artisan cheesemaker and farmer who was awarded the Enterprising Rural Woman Award in 2011. She has been travelling the world this year on a Nuffield Scholarship, and has published her memoir, The Wharf at Waterfall Bay (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-77553-456-3).

Music played in this show


Fugees: Killing Me Softly
From the 1996 album The Score

Massive Attack: Hymn of the Big Wheel
From the 1990 album: Blue Lines

Midlake: Acts of Man
From the 2010 album: The Courage of Others

Fleetwood Mac: Seven Wonders
From the 1987 album: Tango in the Night

Lucinda Williams: Metal Firecracker
From the 1998 album: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road

Emmylou Harris: Born to Run
From the 1981 album: Cimarron
(Warner Bros)

Ralph Stanley: White Light White Heat
From the 2012 film soundtrack album: Lawless

Ronny Jordan: Vanston Place (00 am)
From the 1993 album: The Quiet Revolution