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Te Whiringa Taura o Whanganui

Television (Excerpts) – 2007

In this documentary, Tā moko artist and kapa haka teacher Sacha Utupoto Keating rode the Whanganui River on a journey to discover his whakapapa. Director Howard Taylor followed Sacha's personal story and the wider histories of the awa, weaving reconstructions, archival footage and lush river images into a rich story of people and place. "Taylor's investigation of the mythical, historical, ecological and spiritual aspects of the Whanganui River is deeply moving." said Grant Smithies in the The Sunday Star-Times."You're left entertained, enlightened and politicised."

I usually run a mile from docos containing too many historical "dramatisations" ... But writer/director Howard Taylor's investigation of the mythical, historical, ecological and spiritual aspects of the Whanganui River is deeply moving ... You're left entertained, enlightened and politicised.
– Grant Smithies, reviewing the documentary in The Sunday Star-Times

Key Cast & Crew

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Sacha Keating

Presenter, Composer

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Howard Taylor

Director, Producer, Camera, Editor

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Anne Keating

Producer

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Matt Aickin

Sound Mix

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Grant Lawrey

Sound

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Sean O'Donnell

Camera