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The Truth about Māori Television – 2000 Documentary Māori

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Māori of different ages and backgrounds talk frankly about their culture and how they feel they are perceived in this Inside New Zealand doco. Contributors include Pio Terei, Brian Tamaki, Carol Hirschfeld, Leilani Joyce and Tau Henare (who is unapologetic about his Dirty Dogs). By turns passionate, pointed and humorous, they discuss issues ranging from sex and food to teen pregnancy and prejudice. We also learn that rotten corn is not universally loved, staunchness is at best a dubious asset and not all Māori are blessed with singing ability.

The Truth About Maori

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Haunui Royal

Director, Interviewer

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Rhonda Kite

Producer

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Stuart Newman

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You’ve got to be careful when you go to international conferences where there are lots of Māori people because I think you can actually damage your eye brows.
– Ella Henry on the dangers of the "Māori wave"

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Wai Ata Productions

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Made with funding from NZ On Air