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Mataku - The Fishing Trip (Te Hi Ika)

Television (Full Length Episode) – 2002

...there are still creatures unseen and unknown to man...things man may never understand.
– Opening narration
I'd say 70 per cent of the crew were Māori and 95 per cent of the cast. And many Māori who had been working support positions in the film industry were given their breaks on this job — from writers to directors wardrobe to camera. For us, the bigger picture is the chance to grow a Māori film industry in New Zealand.
– Mataku co-creator Carey Carter