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Koha - Te Māori, a Cloak of Words

Television (Full Length) – 1984

This episode of Koha episode looks at the milestone Te Māori exhibition of Māori art. The exhibition toured the United States in 1984, opened up a world of Māori taonga to international audiences, and returned home to applause and swelling Māori pride. The episode features the powhiri at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, with future Māori Party co-leader Pita Sharples leading a kapa haka performance.  Koha - a weekly, 30 minute programme broadcast in English - was the first regular Māori programme shown in primetime, and provided a window into te ao Māori.

 

For Māori people carvings of wood, pounamu or bone are more than objects of art. They are Taonga.
– Opening scrawl of this documentary

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike Lemmon

Camera

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Ernie Leonard

Producer

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Ray Waru

Director

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Raymond Moore

Sound Mixer

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Tony Smith

Camera Assistant

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Pita Sharples

Subject

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