The Carving Cries

Location:New Zealand / Aotearoa
Subject:Maori Battalion; nationalism; cultural identity
Length:40 minutes
Year Released:1974
Series:Tangata Whenua: The People of the Land
Director:Barry Barclay
Producer:Pacific Films
Library Code:Archive-NZFA
Description:In a Tokomaru Bay meeting house there is a carving that the people say will weep when something in the Maori world is lost. At an East Coast ANZAC service, members of the Maori Battalion gather in memory of others. Kotahitanga and the politics of Maori nationalism are discussed by members of the movement. John Rangihau talks about Maoritanga and the knowledge being shared by kaumatua with younger members of the community. Witi Ihimaera returns to Waituhi and contrasts Maori and Pakeha ways of life. Present day activities at the Ngaruawahia carving school are shown.
Record No:274
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