The late Barry Barclay [Ngāti Apa] was one of New Zealand's most respected filmmakers. He directed such landmark titles as TV series Tangata Whenua, award-winning film Ngati, and The Feathers of Peace. Barclay was also a longtime campaigner for the right of indigenous people to tell their own stories to their own people.
In this ScreenTalk, Barclay talks about:
Note: there are some defects in the footage, which come from the original master.
Interview and Camera: Clare O'Leary and Monika Ahuriri. Editing: Alex Backhouse.
This video was first uploaded on 18 July 2009, and is available under this Creative Commons licence. This licence is limited to use of ScreenTalk interview footage only and does not apply to any video content and photographs from films, television, music videos, web series and commercials used in the interview.
We were basically lied to by the media, right up it was a shock to us to find that there was that kind of Māori world still around... I was told that Māori language was not spoken except in the mountains by old men on ceremonial occasions.– Barry Barclay discusses how Tangata Whenua provided a new view of the Māori world