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Hone Tuwhare

Television (Full Length) – 1996

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Mature

This documentary offers a glimpse into the life, art, and inimitable cheeky-as-a-kaka style of late Kiwi poet, Hone Tuwhare. In the 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.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from NZ On Air

Presented with thanks to the New Zealand Film Heritage Trust – Te Puna Ataata

Music

Music by Jonathon Crayford. Not commercially available on CD.