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Te Rua

Film (Excerpts) – 1991

PG
Parental Guidance
Te Rua was never made for Pākēha. Open to them, intelligible to them, but from within me, it's for Māori.
– Barry Barclay, on Te Rua, in documentary Breaking Barriers
Te Rua is first and foremost an angry film, and one that is as concerned with ideas of responsibility as it is with issues of justice.
– Stuart Murray, in 2007 book New Zealand Filmmakers
This picture actually marks quite a stylistic breakthrough for New Zealand film in that Barclay has managed to appropriate the technical apparatus of cinema into the Maori oral storytelling tradition ... it is an important film, another vital step in the evolution of a unique indigenous cinema.
– Costa Botes in a 25 November 1991 Dominion review