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Loading Docs 2018 - John the Baptist

Web (Full Length) – 2018

English pastor John Catmur moved to New Zealand in 2007 after getting a "call from God". Working and living in South Auckland amongst a big Māori population, he was inspired to learn te reo. Says Catmur in this Loading Doc: "When I stood to speak a hunger was fulfilled within my heart. A hunger I never knew I had." Director Kayne Ngātokowhā Peters made this short te reo documentary to help change people's perceptions, so they could see the Māori language as a "valued treasure". Peters was a presenter on TVNZ channel Kidzone, before he did two years reporting for Marae.

If you trample on the language of a people, you trample on the dignity of the people.
– John Catmur

Key Cast & Crew

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Piata Gardiner-Hoskins


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Jack Tarrant


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Kayne Peters

Director, Producer

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Mataia Keepa

Te Reo Advisor

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James Brookes

Post-Production Producer

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Julia Parnell

Executive Producer

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Produced by

Uranga Media