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He Tohunga Whakairo Television (Full Length) – 2002 Documentary Māori

He Tohunga Whakairo

Television (Full Length) – 2002 Documentary Māori

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This 2002 documentary profile of the late Ngāti Porou master carver and 2013 Arts Foundation Icon award winner Pakariki Harrison won that year’s Best Māori Language Programme at the TV Guide NZ Television Awards. The documentary follows Harrison, the eldest of 21 children from Ruatoria, who honed his practice while still a student at Te Aute College in Hawke’s Bay and who left a legacy as one of the finest tohunga whakairo (expert carvers) of his generation. It also examines the unique chisels used by the carver, and their specific uses and patterns.  

Produced by

  • Tawera Productions

  • Black Pearl Productions

Source

Tawera Productions

Acknowledgements

South Seas Film & Television School,
Te Waka Toi