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Film (Trailer) – 2022

I remember 14 years ago watching the footage somehow on the TV3 news bulletin, and I remember thinking to myself 'what are those men in blue doing?' They were about to smash open the sliding door, and I remember also thinking that sliding door's open — if you want to talk to anybody in Rūātoki, the door is always open — all you need to do is knock.
– Writer/director Tearepa Kahi on the Tūhoe police raids, in an interview with Waatea News, 18 October 2021
...a Merata Mita and Geoff Murphy spirit, a Tame Iti authenticity and a Cliff Curtis commitment to craft.
– Writer/director Tearepa Kahi on the spirit behind Muru, in a 15 October 2021 press release
Muru is not a recreation of the events which occured on October 15th, but a story which weaves the deep past and the recent present together, in order to reach a place, we need now more than ever, greater understanding.
– Lead producer Reikura Kahi describes the film in a 15 October 2021 press release
We live in challenging times. Muru is a suitably wild ride in Tūhoe land. It reminds me that when the world goes crazy and things go wrong, then courage and love is what really matters in life. I am honoured to collaborate with Tearepa and Reikura because they are true champions of Māori storytelling. They work with heart and guts and a deep respect and joy for our living heritage.
– Actor and executive producer Cliff Curtis on working with director Tearepa Kahi and producer Reikura Kahi on Muru, in a 15 October 2021 press release
Muru is the first feature film to be funded under Te Tumu Whakaata Taonga — the NZ Film Commission’s He Pounamu Te Reo Māori Feature Film Fund under Te Rautaki Māori Strategy. Pou Whakahaere Karen Te O Kahurangi Waaka says that the funds committed to make films with majority Te Reo Māori and that support Māori storytelling to reach domestic and global audiences have been long overdue, marking a significant milestone for the sector....
– Press release for Muru, NZ Film Commission website, 15 October 2021