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Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television Television (Full Length) – 2014 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

Through the Lens - The First 10 Years of Māori Television

Television (Full Length) – 2014 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

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This 2014 documentary celebrates Māori Television’s first decade. It begins by backgrounding campaigns that led to the channel (despite many naysayers). Interviews with key figures convey the channel's kaupapa – preserving the past and te reo, while eyeing the future. A wide-ranging survey of innovative programming showcases the positive depictions of Māoridom, from fresh Waitangi, Anzac Day, basketball and 2011 Rugby World Cup coverage, to Te Ao Māori takes on genres like current affairs and reality TV (eg Native Affairs, Homai Te Pakipaki, Kai Time on the Road, Code, and more).

Māori Television's coverage gave viewers, here and overseas, a unique window into the Māori world.
– From the narration, on the coverage of the tangi of the Māori Queen