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Ngati Film (Excerpts) – 1987 Drama Māori

Ngati

Film (Excerpts) – 1987 Drama Māori

PG Parental Guidance
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Set in and around the fictional town of Kapua in 1948, Ngati is the story of a Māori community. The film comprises three narrative threads: a boy, Ropata, is dying of leukaemia; the return of a young Australian doctor, Greg, and his discovery that he has Māori heritage; and the fight to keep the local freezing works open. Unique in tone and quietly powerful in its storytelling, Ngati was Barry Barclay's first dramatic feature and the first feature to be written and directed by Māori. Ngati screened in Critics' Week at Cannes. 

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Pacific Films

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Rights

Title licensed by Sales Agency NZ Film Sales.

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Music

Music by Dalvanius.