31 Jan 2016

Hautoa Ma: The Rise of Māori Cinema

From Standing Room Only, 12:40 pm on 31 January 2016

Maori TV’s Hautoa Ma: The Rise of Māori Cinema places recent major films like The Dark Horse, Whale Rider, Eagle vs Shark, Boy, The Dead Lands, and the soon to be released Mahana in the wider historical context of Māori cinema. It asks how much the success of these films is due to the efforts of those who went before them and tries to answer the question of what is and what is not a Māori movie. Justin Gregory spoke to the documentary’s director Libby Hakaraia, who also runs the Maoriland Film Festival.

The set of The Dead Lands

The set of The Dead Lands Photo: Supplied

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