4 Aug 2009

Treaty film commended at British festival

6:30 pm on 4 August 2009

A film about the Treaty of Waitangi has received recognition at a film festival in Britain.

Waatea News reports Te Whare by Richard Green was awarded a commendation at the North Hampton international community film festival in Britain and has been picked up by four other international festivals.

Mr Green says the film, about three young men who share a house in Grey Lynn, was written to engage people in New Zealand with the Treaty of Waitangi.

He told Waatea News the story is universal and it has struck a chord internationally.

Mr Green, who also runs Treaty workshops, has started work on a feature film based on Shakespeare's Othello, set in pre-colonial New Zealand and presented in te reo Maori.