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Contributor(s): Barclay, Barry | Kaa, Wi Kuki | Kaa, Peter | Meisner, Günter, 1926-1994 | Dalvanius, 1948-2002 | Pacific Films | New Zealand Film CommissionMaterial type: FilmFilmSeries: New Zealand cinemaPublication details: Wellington, N.Z. : New Zealand Film Commission, [2010]. Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 inSubject(s): Maori (New Zealand people) -- Antiquities -- Drama | Feature films -- New ZealandGenre/Form: Feature films. | Fiction films. | Drama. | Feature films. | Fiction films. Production credits: Photography, Rory O'Shea, Warrick Attewell ; Music, Dalvanius.Cast: Wi Kuki Kaa, Günter Meisner, Nissie Herewini, Matiu Mareikura, Tilly Reedy, Peter Kaa.Summary: A hundred years after the theft from New Zealand of three irreplaceable tribal carvings, two members of the Maori tribe decide it's time for ancient grievances to be put right. Both men are in Germany, where the carvings are stored in a great Berlin museum. Rewi Marangai ( a successful lawyer) has been working on a patent case. Peter Huaka (a performance poet) is on a European tour. They first meet when Peter is detained in the museum, where he has been causing turmoil about the stolen carvings. They meet again in New Zealand, where Peter is recruiting helpers for his campaign to bring the carvers back home. Rewi at first refuses to participate, but changes his mind when an old women of the tribe (Nanny Matai) orders him to lead the group to Germany. In Berlin, Peter's plans go awry; when his group breaks into the museum, they are confronted by museum authorities. Rewi then persuades the others to let him put his own, more daring plan into action. Tensions build, and international media interest broadens when a sniper's bullet hits Peter. At home, the people of the tribe gather to await news, and Nanny Matai begins a vigil for her tribe's carvings. Her fate and the return of the carvings are in the balance...
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SP456 - Collections Room DVD-03733 (Browse shelf(Opens below)) Available 16050317372

Originally released as a motion picture in 1991.

N.Z. rating: PG. Parental Guidance Recommended for Younger Viewers.

DVD. PAL. Region free. Aspect ratio: 4:3.

In English and Maori with English subtitles.

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