Tangata Whenua Two: The Spirits and Times Will Teach & Waikato
Director Barry Barclay
Producer John O'Shea
Screenplay Michael King
Contributors Michael King, Herepo Rongo, Eva Rickard.
This screening of the documentary series, Tangata Whenua includes the following two episodes:
The Spirits and Times Will Teach:
In this three part episode Ngākahikatea Wirihana reminisces about her early life at the time of King Mahuta, Māori elders discuss the significance of moko kauae and the role of the kuia who still have them, and Herepo revisits places of her youth and describes how her community at Raglan lost its land to the government during the war and how the local authorities turned it into a golf course.
This episode looks at the people of Waikato, and focuses on the Kingitanga (King Movement), illustrating why a movement formed in the Waikato in the 19th century to halt land sales and promote Māori authority has contemporary relevance.
This screening is to support the Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision Matariki: Tau Hou 2017 programme