I watched the first of the four part doco’s last Thursday which followed the infamous ten day NZSAS selection course and thought it was really well done. I look forward to seeing the next episodes in the series as we follow the selected recruits through their training.
Inside New Zealand: NZSAS: First Among Equals is a world first, exclusive documentary series about the inner workings of this country’s most famous fighting elite – the top 1% of the New Zealand Defence Force – better know as the NZSAS, screening Thursday, May 24th at 8:30pm.
For three years, award-winning filmmakers Desert Road enjoyed unprecedented and unparalleled access to this world-renowned but never-before-seen Special Force.
During this time, Desert Road’s cameras followed 50 hopefuls over many gruelling months, as they are moulded from raw soldiers into highly-skilled troopers of NZSAS calibre, ready to deploy overseas and participate in the Global War on Terror – at a moment’s notice.
The four-part documentary series reveals remarkable footage from life at the very heart of the unit’s head quarters, to the central North Island plateau and the sub-zero temperatures of the Southern Alps, from 12,000 feet above Auckland city, to the battlegrounds of Afghanistan.
Follow the small five man patrols as they train to expert levels in a multitude of skills, including parachuting, marksmanship, demolitions, infiltration, survival techniques and communications.
The trainees are pushed to their very limits as they perform tasks and exercises in every terrain and situation imaginable. They’re at the very pinnacle of physical fitness and mental aptitude.
Thursday 8:30 pm