May 6, 2021

Maori News & Indigenous Views

NZ on Screen presents Dalvanius

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Now that the school holidays are here, NZ on Screen are proud to bring a beautiful, full-length documentary on Maoro entertainer Dalvanius

Entertainment legend Maui Dalvanius Prime rides an emotional roller coaster as he looks back on his career in this doco made in the final stages of his battle with lung cancer.

The boy from South Taranaki who dreamed of becoming a circus ringmaster became a taonga of the NZ music industry.

He recalls his struggle to come to terms with making Maori music as he makes one last hikoi to the East Coast where he wrote Poi-E with the late Ngoi Pewhairangi.

And for Anzac Day, here are two films:

Maori Battalion March to Victory—march-to-victory-1990
Full-length documentary, narrated by George Henare, that tells the story of the 28th (Maori) Battalion.

Maori Battalion Returns – a NFU film from 1946 showing the preparations for the return of the boys into Wellington Harbour, and the welcome-home powhiri.


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