Mt. Zion is a family-oriented story starring Australian Idol winner Stan Walker in his acting debut and Temuera Morrison (Once Were Warriors, River Queen). Written and directed by Tearepa Kahi (writer/director of award-winning short film Taua), the inspiration for the story is drawn from his own family background. The film features original music in a uniquely New Zealand Māori take on Marley’s reggae.
Dir: Tearepa Kahi
A war party has abducted an enemy leader and bound him to the stern of their war canoe. The war canoe is being towed through a forest, driven by a merciless chief in a bid to escape any pursuers and return home safely with their trophy. Two young boys sit at the stern of the war canoe. They serve as bailers on the water and water distributors on the land. On a desperate and gruelling journey, every man is in need of water. Even an unknown captive strapped to the stern.