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Hone Tuwhare - The Return Home Film – 2004 Documentary Māori

Hone Tuwhare - The Return Home

Film – 2004 Documentary Māori

PG Parental Guidance
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Poet Hone Tuwhare was born in the far north, near Kaikohe, but forced by poverty to leave as a child. "75 years after Hone Glenn Colquhoun (doctor, poet, Tuwhare fan) wrote a poem in the Listener inviting him back." Hone accepted the invitation and this documentary is a record of his March 2002 Hokianga homecoming, taking in song, readings and plenty of laughs and kai moana. Silver-haired Tuwhare is irresistible, crooning Sinatra, charming school children with bawdy jokes or channelling the fire of his most famous poem: "For this is no mere axe to blunt!"

Key Cast & Crew

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Hone Tuwhare

Subject

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Michelle McGregor

Producer, Writer, Editor, Camera, Director

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Anita Langthaller

Sound, Producer

Kaka Point give us back our boy.
– Glenn Colquhoun

Produced by

Blue Totara

Source

Blue Totara

Acknowledgements

Screen Innovation Production Fund / New Zealand Film Commission