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Te Whiringa Taura o Whanganui

Television (Full Length) – 2007

In this documentary, tā moko artist and kapa haka teacher Sacha Te 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 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 Te Utupoto Keating

Composer, Presenter

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David Paul

Camera Operator

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Parata Reweti

Narrator

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Sean O'Donnell

Camera Operator

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Howard Taylor

Director, Writer, Camera Operator, Producer, Editor

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Anne Keating

Producer

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