We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.
Play

00:00

/

00:00

Full screen
Video quality

Low 0 MB

High 0 MB

HD 0 MB

Captions
Volume
Volume
Hero image for Moriori

Moriori

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1980

This Feltex Award-winning documentary follows two grandchildren of the last full-blooded Moriori back to Rēkohu in the Chatham Islands, to rediscover their heritage. Charles and Margaret Solomon learn about 1000 years of Moriori settlement: Polynesian origins, tree carvings, and Pacifist beliefs tragically tested in 1835. Nine years before a book by Michael King and Barry Barclay's film The Feathers of Peace, this doco revised popular misconceptions about the Moriori. Wayne Tourell writes about here about directing the doco, while Moriori leader Maui Solomon argues that it helped launch a revival of Moriori culture.  

Our family and relations are the only living link with a people, a culture, that’s virtually disappeared.
– Charles Solomon

Key Cast & Crew

Generic Profile image for Bil Henderson

Bil Henderson

Editor

Generic Profile image for Graham Smith

Graham Smith

Cinematographer

Profile image for Bill Saunders

Bill Saunders

Producer, Writer, Narrator

Generic Profile image for Mark White

Mark White

Designer

Generic Profile image for William Southgate

William Southgate

Composer

Profile image for Wayne Tourell

Wayne Tourell

Director

See all 15 credits