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Lost in Translation 1 - The Beginnings (episode one)

Television (Full Length) – 2009

Comedian Mike King retraces the 1840 journey of the nine sheets of the Treaty of Waitangi in this 10-part series. The introductory first episode explores the epiphany that inspired King to embark on “his dream project”. He rues his Treaty ignorance and lack of te reo, shares his struggle with memory loss since he suffered a stroke in 2006; and makes an emotional return home to learn about his link to the Treaty via his tīpuna. After debuting on Waitangi weekend, 8 February 2009, Dominion Post critic Linda Burgess called it “dignified, conciliatory, informative.”

I can’t wait to meet all New Zealanders up at Waitangi and for them to say to me we’re here because our opinion of this wonderful document has changed.
– Mike King on the power of the treaty.

Key Cast & Crew

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Mike King

Presenter

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Bruce Morrison

Director

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Dianne Lindesay

Producer

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Nevak Rogers

Associate Producer, Research

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Andy Martin

Camera

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Claudia Orange

Historical Advisor

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Ponsonby Productions

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