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The Makutu on Mrs Jones

Short Film (Full Length) – 1983

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It made me laugh. It had good detail and it was whimsical.
– Witi Ihimaera on the screen version of his short story
It is based on my experience as a young boy growing up in a small place that is full of tensions between Māori and Pākehā, in this case a comedic one — it's a hardcase story ... I was looking at the power of suggestion and purpose in Māori people.
– Witi Ihimaera, who wrote the original short story
When I was a kid I walked across the other side of the street to avoid an old Māori man we were all frightened of, so I could understand that kid's reaction.
– Director/producer Larry Parr