Māori Battalion - March To Victory tells the story of the New Zealand Army's (28th) Māori Battalion, which fought in campaigns during World War ll. Director and writer Tainui Stephens sets out in the feature-length documentary to tell the stories of five men who served with the unit, and also "capture how they felt about it". Narration by actor George Henare, remembrances, visits to historic sites, archival footage, and graphic stills create a respectful and stirring screen testament to the men who fought in the Battalion. Stephens writes about the film in the backgrounder.
Tainui Stephens is a television veteran. Since starting work on Koha in 1984, he has bought many Māori stories to the screen, and worked on everything from Waka Huia to the Māori TV version of It's in the Bag. Notable historical stories he has directed include Māori Battalion documentary March to Victory and the award-winning New Zealand Wars. He was also a producer on Vincent Ward's film Rain of the Children.