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Adventures in Māoriland - The Making of Hei Tiki Television – 1985 Documentary Māori

Adventures in Māoriland - The Making of Hei Tiki

Television – 1985 Documentary Māori

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Having exploited and offended Māori when in NZ in 1928 to make his film Under the Southern Cross, Hollywood director Alexander Markey returned two years later to make Hei Tiki, spending about four years around Taupō in the process and upsetting everyone all over again. The film, based on a Māori legend, was panned upon its New York release in 1935. This documentary tells the remarkable story of the making of Hei Tiki, and includes clips from the film, footage of the cast and crew at work, and interviews with descendants of the actors. 

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Phase Three Film Productions

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The copyright for this title is held by Geoff Steven.