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Te Awa Tupua - Voices from the River Film (Trailer) – 2014 Documentary Māori

Te Awa Tupua - Voices from the River

Film (Trailer) – 2014 Documentary Māori

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Conflicts over who has mana over the Whanganui river stretch back more than 160 years. Te Awa Tupua - Voices from the River explores connections between local iwi and the river, and how it can be protected for future generations. Working again with wife Janine Martin, psychologist/ director Paora Joseph (Tatarakihi - The Children of Parihaka) weaves together interviews, memorable images, and archive footage chronicling the 1995 occupation of Moutoa Gardens/ Pakaitore in central Whanganui. This feature-length documentary debuted at the 2014 NZ Film Festival.

Te Awa Tupua. It is not just a river. It has a physical and spiritual life force.
– Narration

Produced by

Paora Joseph Productions

Source

Paora Joseph Productions

Availability

Debut screening in Auckland on 20 July 2014, as part of the travelling NZ International Film Festival