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Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine) Television (Excerpts) – 2001 Drama Te Reo Māori

Mataku - The Sisters (Ngā Tuāhine)

Television (Excerpts) – 2001 Drama Te Reo Māori

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Mataku was a bilingual series of half-hour dramatic narratives steeped in Māori mystique. Described as a Māori Twilight Zone, Mataku was produced by Māori writers, directors and actors, and was a strong international and domestic success. Each episode was introduced Rod Serling-style by actor Temuera Morrison. This excerpt from the first episode, which screened on TV3, portrays two young sisters (Nora and Naera) who are playing in the forest when events take a tragic turn; mysterious putapaiarehe (fairies) are implicated and haunt a troubled grown-up Nora.

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Robin Walters


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Carey Carter

Writer, Producer