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Tama Tū Short Film – 2004 Drama Māori War

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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.

Produced by

Whenua Films

Rights

The Sales Agent for this title is NZ Film.

Acknowledgements

Executive produced by Karl Zohrab and Angela Littlejohn of Littlejab Pictures. Made in assocation with Park Road Post and the Short Film Fund of the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Music by Riki Gooch.

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