Greenstone is the tale of a Māori woman whose beauty is used as a pawn by her ambitious father, Chief Te Manahau. In episode one, the missionary-educated Marama (Simone Kessell) travels to England with her father (George Henare), who sets about arranging an arms deal while she falls for their English host, ex-military man Sir Geoffrey Halford. Created for TV One by Greg McGee, the ambitious series was initially developed as a co-production between local company Communicado and the BBC. Local iwi Tainui helped fund the series, after the BBC withdrew.
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TV series also drawing on colonial NZ history
Film, 1983 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Colonial conflict on the big screen
Television, 1994 (Excerpts)
Also features Simone Kessell
Film, 1984 (Trailer and Excerpts)
Also features George Henare
Also directed by Chris Bailey
Television, 2003 (Full Length)
Also created by Greg McGee