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Koha - Mauri

Television (Full Length) – 1987

Reporter Temuera Morrison visits the East Coast to capture the making of Mauri, the first movie directed solo by a Māori woman. Writer/director Merata Mita argues it is time to "see our own people" up on the screen and behind the camera. Mita's drama is "about birth and death, and all that takes place between". Actors Zac Wallace (Utu) and Eva Rickard are interviewed, and locals add their thoughts on watching a film being made. There are also glimpses of the sets and (at the end), their designer, Ralph Hotere. Mita said elsewhere that the film went better after "obstructive, racist" crew members were fired.

It's a strange career this acting, isn't it.
– Cast member Eva Rickard

Key Cast & Crew

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Temuera Morrison

Reporter

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Eva Rickard

Subject

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Merata Mita

Subject

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Susan D Ramari Paul

Subject

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Morehu McDonald

Director, Producer

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Anzac Wallace

Subject

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