RIVER OF FREEDOM is a cinematic documentary film about¬†New Zealand’s protests against the unethical and illogical government vaccine mandates in February March 2022. It was independently released by the filmmakers in New Zealand in September 2023 and internationally on VOD in December 2023 with Journeyman Pictures, UK.

  • RIVER OF FREEDOM was #1 in the New Zealand Box Office on Thursday 21 September – beating Oppenheimer and Barbie.
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM was in the top #10-15 position in the NZ Box Office for 3-4 weeks.
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM is the 3rd most successful release of all New Zealand made films in in 2023, according to Box Office Mojo. The other two were well-funded dramas.
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM enjoyed a top-selling position in sales on AppleTV + & YouTube Premium Movies for December 23 and January 24.
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM was listed by Graeme Tuckett in his Top Ten films of 2023
  • Provincial cinemas reported better sales or RIVER OF FREEDOM than Oppenheimer or even Lord of the Rings. 
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM was listed by our distributor as one of their Top 10 films of 2023 – after two weeks of release in December 2023.
  • RIVER OF FREEDOM was crowd-funded, relying on donations from the public to make the film – see our supporters here!

AVAILABLE On Blu-Ray or DVD!


WATCH ON GOOGLE PLAY IN: CANADA

WATCH ON GOOGLE PLAY IN: UNITED KINGDOM

WATCH ON GOOGLE PLAY IN: IRELAND

WATCH ON GOOGLE PLAY IN: USA

WATCH ON GOOGLE PLAY IN: SOUTH AFRICA

WATCH ON YouTube IN THE USA

License A Screening?

We are currently offering screenings of the film (2K DCP 5.1) worldwide through our international distributor Journeyman Pictures in London. Interested in screening River of Freedom in your cinema, festival, educational institute or community?

Journeyman Pictures
sales@journeyman.tv

We screened our film in New Zealand cinemas from 7 September until 15 November 2023 to enthusiastic crowds in sold-out theatres. We started with 12 cinemas, and through word of mouth, we reached 54 cinemas across the country. The independent River of Freedom distribution team are grateful to the cinemas listed below:

Please support the Cinemas who supported us: North Island (SEASON HAS ENDED)
Please support the Cinemas who supported us: South Island (SEASON HAS ENDED)