Te Awa Tupuna – Voices from the River
Te Awa Tupua – Voices from the River, the new documentary from Paora Joseph, the director of the revelatory Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka (2012), tells the story of his own iwi and their long struggle to regain guardianship over their ancestral taonga, the Whanganui River. The ...Continue Reading...
Red Carpet ready to roll at Maoriland Film Festival
Otaki’s night sky will shine extra brightly on Saturday evening with some of the biggest stars of New Zealand entertainment descending on the town for the inaugural Maoriland Film Festival function. Headlined by the Aoteroa roots music exponent Warren Maxwell and his former Fat Freddy’s Drop ...Continue Reading...
Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka wins big in Bali
Congratulations to the team behind New Zealand film Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka, which has won the Special Recognition Award at the 2013 Balinale Film Festival. Tatarakihi: The Children of Parihaka is a documentary from Documentary Edge award-winning producer/director Paora Joseph and ...Continue Reading...
Utu Redux: The return of powerful local storytelling (Review)
A powerful unifying Haka rings out from the throats of hundreds of Maori warriors, all gathered to remember the battle of Rangiriri today. It was a fierce encounter between our tupuna and the armies of empire and was a formative step in the establishment of a new country, New Zealand. This was ...Continue Reading...
Parihaka film off to France (+video)
TATARAKIHI – THE CHILDREN OF PARIHAKA tells the journey undertaken by children who are the survivors of Parihaka. The children retrace the steps of their Parihaka ancestors who in the late 1800s were forcibly removed from their peaceful village in Taranaki and incarcerated for indefinite ...Continue Reading...
Ben Kingsley wears moko as half-Maori war hero
TW.com Eds: your thoughts e hoa ma? Feedback from Facebook is has been overwhelmingly positive, which is interesting, because in the past this has not been the case. Most feel that because it is Oscar-winning actor Ben Kingsley who is known for being highly devoted to his roles (he did play ...Continue Reading...
Mt Zion tops New Zealand box office
(Hollywood Reporter) The indigenous family feature, starring “Australian Idol” winner Stan Walker, grossed more on its opening day than the biggest New Zealand film of all time, “Boy”. SYDNEY – New Zealand independent feature Mt Zion, has opened near the top of the all-time ...Continue Reading...
World Premiere For Stan Walker’s New Film MT ZION
MT ZION, the new movie starring singer Stan Walker in his film debut, will have its World Premiere before an audience of invited guests, celebrities and the film’s stars at Event Cinemas in Manukau on February 4. The film opens in cinemas nationwide on Wednesday February 6MT ZION’s stars Stan ...Continue Reading...
Mt. Zion: Behind the Scenes
I say fly away home to Zion, fly away home. One bright morning when my work is over, man will fly away home. - Rastaman Chant, Bob Marley Turei (Stan Walker) is a young man with a big dream. He loves music and wants to be a singer with a band, just like his idol, […]Continue Reading...
Fresh Meat: puha and pakeha… yummmm (+videos)
We’re not Maori cannibals, we’re cannibals who happen to be Maori” (Stuff.co.nz) A “distasteful subject tackled tastefully” is the best way to describe cannibalistic comedy Fresh Meat, says director Danny Mulheron. Mulheron said when the idea for a movie in which a ...Continue Reading...
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