Fighting the Demon

After failing to fix its 20-year methamphetamine crisis, New Zealand is gripped by the second wave of a devastating epidemic.


The New Zealand Herald spent six months with users, recovering addicts and those trying to save them.

The documentary “Fighting the Demon” takes you inside their world.  Made in collaboration with Greenstone and with funding by New Zealand on Air.

Winner of “Best Innovation in Digital Storytelling”  Voyager Media Awards 2020

Judges’ comment:
‘This story was compelling right from the start. Using powerful video and excellent and easy to understand graphics along with incredible talent and readable
but hard-hitting text the judges felt this entry was a stand-out winner. Raw and real, it held the viewer right to the end
and the digital components were seamlessly interwoven into the story to add many layers to this excellent piece of journalism.’


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