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Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere Film (Full Length) – 2007 Nature Documentary Māori

Restoring the Mauri of Lake Omapere

Film (Full Length) – 2007 Nature Documentary Māori

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This 76-minute documentary looks at efforts to restore the mauri (life spirit) of Northland's Lake Omapere, a large fresh water lake — and taonga to the Ngāpuhi people — made toxic by pollution. Simon Marler's film offers a timely challenge to New Zealand's 100% Pure branding, and an argument for kaitiakitanga (guardianship) that respects ecological and spiritual well-being. There is spectacular footage of the lake's endangered long-finned eel. Barry Barclay in Onfilm called the film "powerful, sobering". It screened at the 2008 National Geographic All Roads Film Festival.

Produced by

Maringi Noa o te Manawa Trust

Source

Maringi Noa o te Manawa Trust

Availability

Available from producer Simon Marler

Acknowledgements

Made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho in association with Māori Television Service

Music

Original Music by Big Belly Woman & Friends