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Hone Tuwhare Television – 1996 Documentary Arts/Culture Māori

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A documentary glimpse into the life, art, and inimitable cheeky-as-a-kaka style of late Kiwi poet, Hone Tuwhare. In this Gaylene Preston-directed film, the man with "the big rubber face" (cheers Glenn Colquhoun) is observed at home, and travelling the country reading his work; polishing a new love poem; visiting old drinking haunts; reading to a hall full of entranced students; and expounding his distinctive views on everything from The Bible to Karl Marx's love life. He reads some of his best-known poems, including Rain and No Ordinary Sun.

Source

Greenstone

Greenstone TV

Availability

Available to buy from Gaylene Preston Productions.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Music

Music by Jonathon Crayford. Not commercially available on CD.