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Heartland - Ruatahuna

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1995

E
Exempt

In this full-length episode Gary McCormick arrives in Ruatahuna, heartland of the Tūhoe people, the so-called ‘children of the mist'. The episode focuses on preparations and staging of the annual Tūhoe Festival. McCormick interviews local and national figures who express their feelings about their Tūhoe heritage. The grievances of the past are highlighted, along with pride and hope for the future. This episode goes beyond the affable romanticism of much of the series to examine the uncomfortable edge of race relations in New Zealand.

Produced by

Anson Grieve Productions

Source


Anson Grieve Productions

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

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