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Paul Wolffram


Fascinated by other cultures since childhood, ethnomusicologist Paul Wolffram began making films during two years living in Papua New Guinea, studying music for his PhD. One of the films that emerged was feature documentary Stori Tumbuna: Ancestors' Tales, which was invited to 30+ festivals. Voices of the Land: Ngā Reo o te Whenua, inspired by Māori music expert Richard Nunns, premiered at the 2014 Wellington Film Festival.

I'm trying to make each documentary a radical departure from the last. Paul Wolffram, in a 19 July 2014 Lumiere interview with Brannavan Gnanalingam