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Loading Docs 2021 - Wind Song and Rain

Web (Full Length) – 2021

Hone Tuwhare was a beloved Māori writer, best known for his poem Rain. He died in 2008, before his great-granddaughter, poet Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani, got to know him. In this short documentary, Tuwhare-Hoani travels to Tuwhare's old Kaka Point crib in South Otago, where he spent happy years living and writing. She describes in te reo Māori how strange it feels to lose someone that "the world knew...before me". She reads a poem she wrote for her koro, celebrating how his poetry connects her to the natural world. Wind, Song and Rain is directed by fellow poet Matariki Bennett (Beyond the Veil).

Rain/ I can hear you/ making small holes in the silence
– The opening of Hone Tuwhare's beloved poem 'Rain'

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Zane Neki

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Fred Renata

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Rachel Fawcett

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Tihema Bennett

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Matariki Bennett

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Juliette Veber

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