1987, 90:00 minutes, English/Maori with English subtitles

TAPECODE 3057.01

"Beautifully shot and emotionally charged, Mauri is the first fiction feature by filmmaker Merata Mita, whose political documentaries have achieved critical acclaim in New Zealand and abroad. It is the allegorical story of a troubled man, Rewi, whose return to an isolated North Island settlement, Te Mata, has produced a profound effect on the community. The film explores the themes of birthright and the effects of Pakeha racism. In Maori 'Mauri' means life-force." Carnegie Museum of Art

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