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Whina: Mother of the Nation

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Duration: 50 mins
Year: 1994
Rating: Exempt

The autobiography of Maori land activist Dame Whina Cooper filmed two years before she died.

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Born in an earth-floor whare she became a teacher, gum digger, rugby coach, midwife, a tribal leader, president of Maori Women’s Welfare League and controversial leader of the Maori Land March. Who organized her first public protest at the age of 18.

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Voices of the Land: Nga Reo o te Whenua

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 100 minutes
Year: 2014

Paul Wolffram’s documentary feature film melds sounds from noted musicians Richard Nunns and Horomona Horo, recorded in spectacular locations around New Zealand, to demonstrate that the sounds of the natural world are a form of music too.

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Utu Redux

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In 1870s New Zealand, Te Wheke (Anzac Wallace), a Maori scout for the colonial troops, finds his tribe massacred by the army he is working for. Anguished and betrayed, he vows to exact retribution—Utu—on the Pakeha.

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Arguably the most ambitious and culturally important film to be made in New Zealand, Utu Redux restores and reconstructs the original 1983 classic with a heightened epic power that will enthrall nostalgic and contemporary audiences alike.

2-DISC SPECIAL EDITION
Restored transfer of director Geoff Murphy’s redux cut of the film • Re-mixed 5.1 Dolby Digital soundtrack • “Making Utu”, Gaylene Preston’s 1983 documentary (48m.) • “Revisiting Utu” Featurette • Promo Scene Clips • Trailer • 16-page Collector’s Booklet

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The Last Resort

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 4:3 letterboxed
Duration: 92 mins
Year: 2006/7
Rating: Exempt

From the closure of a 60 year-old campground and subsequent beachfront occupation by tangata whenua at Opoutama, Mahia…

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- to the debates raging over the Overseas Investment Bill in Parliament – The Last Resort investigates notions of land and business ownership, signaling the changing tides of sovereignty and self-determination in Aotearoa/New Zealand.

Festivals

Auckland International Film Festival
Hamilton International Film Festival
Tauranga International Film Festival
Napier International Film Festival
Palmerston North International Film Festival
Wellington International Film Festival
Christchurch International Film Festival
Dunedin International Film Festival
Wairoa Maori Film Festival
Nelson Summer Film Festival
Soundsplash Music and film Festival
EcoMatters Environmental Film Festival
The Golden Bay International Film Festival
The Great Hokianga Film Festival
Matakiki Festival
Parihaka International Peace Festival

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Te Whiringa Taura o Whanganui

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 52 mins
Year: 2007
Rating: Exempt

Sacha Utupoto Keating of Ngati Ruaka explores the beautiful Whanganui River which has been fought over for centuries. The conflict continues into the 21st Century.

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The beautiful, mysterious and magical Whanganui River has been central to the lives of Maori for over seven hundred years. Providing food, shelter and transport, it is both a taonga (treasure) and source of identity for the people living along its banks. In myth, its steep cliffs are the result of a fight over a woman. It has been fought over ever since, and the conflict continues today.

This is the story of a river and an iwi. It is also a story of conflict – race against race, iwi against iwi, even brother against brother. Te Whiringa Taura o Whanganui weaves dramatized reconstructions, archival footage and modern imagery into a rich and colourful story.

What the critics said:

“I usually run a mile from docos containing too many historical ‘dramatisations’, and further still from docos where much of the dialogue is in Te Reo M?ori, with subtitles. But writer/director Howard Taylor’s investigation of the mythical, historical, ecological and spiritual aspects of the Whanganui River is deeply moving. You’re left entertained, enlightened and politicised.”

- Grant Smithies, Sunday Star Times

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Rhodes Actor Singer

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Duration: 53 mins
Year: 2011

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Phillip Rhodes came from a very difficult family background and it would have been very easy for him to have fallen into drug addiction, become a gang member or just another crime statistic. However fortune changed for Phillip when he was taken in by Henare O’Keefe. O’Keefe saw his potential and gently nudged him in the right direction so that his talent, both as an actor and baritone could be developed.

Winning the 2005 Lockwood Aria and the 2007 Lexus Song Quest brought him to the attention of the Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation. Their grant enabled him to accept a place at the prestigious Cardiff International Academy of Voice. Since then he has received further Foundation grants that have enabled him to continue his studies at the Denis O’Neill Academy and to attend the Solti Te Kanawa Academia Summer School.

This documentary not only looks at how Phillip has developed as an Opera singer, and prepares for his first concert with Dame Kiri but through his contact with the Te Kanawa Foundation we learn about the wonderful work Dame Kiri and her Foundation are doing with young singers and musicians.

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