Previous     Next   

Home | Contact | Documentaries | Education | Short Films | Producer | About | Shop

He Wawata Whaea



He Wawata Whaea - The Dream of an Elder

Merimeri Penfold has been a pioneer all her life - as a champion of the Māori language - as a woman leader in the North and at national level - as a composer of haka and waiata - and as a generous, creative influence in many areas of the arts.
Merimeri is a lively and inspiring figure who has been involved in many big changes. Her long and eventful life story provides a rich perspective not only on the far North but on many important events and people in the recent history of our country. In the course of the documentary she presents her "dreams" for the future of Māori language and culture.

52 minutes.

Purchase this DVD at our online shop or contact us via email with your order.

He Wawata Whaea was a finalist for Best Director and Best New Zealand feature documentary at the Documentary Edge Film Festival 2010

He Wawata Whaea was commissioned by Maori Television and made with funding from Te Māngai Pāho. It screened on Māori Television at 8.30 pm on Wednesday July 1st.

He Wawata Whaea screened at the Hokianga Film Festival at Moria Marae, Whirinaki, on Sunday May 31st. Whaea Merimeri Penfold and director Shirley Horrocks were on hand to introduce the film.


Previous    Next