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Mahana Film (Trailer and Extras) – 2016 Drama Māori

Mahana

Film (Trailer and Extras) – 2016 Drama Māori

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It's very rare for people to return, let alone to a film with a much lower budget than anything he’s done, since Warriors. We have Witi to thank for this. His book, Bulibasha, really appealed to Lee because it’s about the people he knows and loves and wants to see portrayed on film.
– Producer Robin Scholes on director Lee Tamahori
What better way [for Lee Tamahori] to regroup than by tackling such a sincere homage to his homeland, which blends incredible cultural specificity with Tamahori’s internationally accessible storytelling style?
– Peter DeBruge, reviewing Mahana in Variety, 13 February 2016
[Lee Tamahor] shows a lightness of touch and a connection with Aotearoa which does justice to Ihimaera's tale and beautifully showcases part of our nation's history.
– Sarah Watt in a four star Stuff review, 28 February 2015