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Haka - A Musical and a History

Short Film (Full Length) – 1988

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In Haka Māori myth is re-told through a series of stirring haka performances. Men stomp, invoke, and do pūkana (tongue out, eyes wide) amidst spitting mud and fire and ... in Paremoremo Prison and under a motorway. These scenes are intercut with archive imagery of post-pākehā Māori life, from first contact to Maori Battalion, urban drift and protest. The film is a tribute to the raw power, and art, of haka. Ultimately the Once Were Warriors-like message "is positive because of the fierce, irresistible pride of the performances." Peter Calder, (NZ Herald, 1989)

Key Cast & Crew

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Geoff Steven

Director

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Donna Awatere Huata

Producer

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Dalvanius Prime

Composer

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Maria Mareroa

Production

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Bill Haigh

Production

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Craig Perry

Sound

Produced by

Te Whenua Productions

Acknowledgements

Produced by Te Whenua Productions, in association with the Short Film Fund of the NZFC, the Broadcasting Corporation of New Zealand

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