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Land of My Ancestors - Darcy Nicholas Artist

Television (Excerpts) – 2007

This documentary looks at Māori painter/sculptor Darcy Nicholas. Nicholas grew up in the Taranaki, among extended whanau. “We didn’t have much money, but we had a lot of aroha and a lot of land to play in”. Director Lala Rolls looks at Nicholas’s relationship to his Māoritanga, and at how he took on the mantle of helping organise Toi Māori: The Eternal Flame — the first touring exhibition of Māori weaving. He and other participants recall travelling to America, and weaving “a map of friendship” with native American tangata whenua.

Key Cast & Crew

Lala Rolls

Director, Editor, Producer

David Sa'ena

Producer

Nuki Tākao

Narrator, Tikanga and Language Consultant

John Boswell

Sound

Polly McKinnon

Sound

Lee Sycamore

Associate Producer

Produced by

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Island Productions Aotearoa

Music

With musical contributions by Elena, Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy’s Drop, Hirini Melbourne and Richard Nunns, Mahinarangi Tocker, Don McGlashan, Hone Hurihanginui, Dallas Tamaira.  

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