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Te Awa Tupua - Voices from the River

Film (Trailer) – 2014

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

Key Cast & Crew

Paora Joseph

Director, Producer

Dick Reade

Sound

Janine Martin

Editor, Co-Director

Keith Finnerty

Editor, Camera

Produced by

Paora Joseph Productions

Source

Paora Joseph Productions