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In this feature film Australian Idol winner and X-Factor judge Stan Walker makes his acting debut as aspiring singer Turei. Part of a whānau of Māori potato pickers from Pukekohe, he has to choose between duty to family (Temuera Morrison is patriarch 'Papa') and letting the music play. Turei's dilemma takes place amidst reggae star Bob Marley's 1979 tour to Aotearoa, and a chance for him to win a supporting slot at Marley's Western Springs concert. Mt Zion is director Tearepa Kahi's first feature, after a suite of successful short films (Taua, The Speaker).

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love the movie

 jerry gear

jerry gear

i loved this movie. reminded me of growing up in auckland in the 70's. shame i have only just watched it now and would love to see more nz movies over here in brisbane.



Just watched movie on sky box office cool new Zealand movie

 Te Aroha Nathan-Te Ao

Te Aroha Nathan-Te Ao

Loved the movie hope to see a part two kia ora. nice to see alot of my whanau in there aswell..

 Sue May

Sue May

Sorry Grace, it's not yet released in US and we don't know when it will be. Sue May - Mt Zion publicist

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The [Kahi’s] script is so good – it’s definitely the main reason I wanted to get involved. 
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2013 Rialto Channel NZ Film Awards (The Moas)
Best Sound: Dick Reade