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Six Māori Battalion soldiers camped in Italian ruins wait for night to fall. In the silence the bros-in-arms distract themselves with jokes. A tohu (sign) brings them back to reality and they gather to say a karakia before returning to the fray. Director Taika Waititi: "they are a bunch of young men [...] who have a special bond, strengthened by their character, their culture and each other." Shot in the rubble of the old Wellington Hospital Tama Tū won international acclaim: honourable mention at Sundance and a special jury prize at Berlin.

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I have never seen this before. What an incredible piece. Dialogue by facial and body movements, yet riveting. I laughed hard at moments and then wondered if I should have when I considered the setting.
To those who made this, were involved in any way, Thank you.



Wow that was amazing & funny at the same time






UK use Mr Bean to engage students in learning about the war. We should definitely be using this in the school curriculum.



mean short film I like it. put it on t.v

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