SCREENS ON THE 23RD MARCH AT 11 AM AT RAUKAWA MARAE
REPEAT SCREENING 27TH MARCH AT 6:30 PM AT NGĀ PURAPURA
Directed by Libby Hakaraia (Ngati Raukawa, Ngati Toa Rangatira and Te Ati Awa)
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.