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What Really Happened - Waitangi Television (Full Length) – 2011 Captioned Drama Māori

What Really Happened - Waitangi

Television (Full Length) – 2011 Captioned Drama Māori

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I thought it was important to use humour as a way of making an exploration of this event accessible and enjoyable.
– Writer Gavin Strawhan
What we've really tried to do is to get the humour, and to get people beyond the fact that this is a kind of document set in concrete, and get them to see the real people involved.
– Story consultant Witi Ihimaera, in a TV One Breakfast interview, 4 February 2011
You can give people a real sense of humanity behind these historic figures...
– Director Peter Burger on the positives of taking the story from history books to the screen, in a TV One Breakfast interview, 4 February 2011