Doc Edge Presents: Ngā Taonga Double Feature


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Doc Edge is proud to partner with Ngā Taonga to present two recently-preserved and digitally-restored documentaries of national historical importance. Be the first to see two of NZ's most important films digitally-restored.

Ngā Taonga Double Feature

Te Matakite o Aotearoa / The Māori Land March
NZ | 1975 | 60 mins | English | Dir. Geoff Steven

An observational account of Te Rāpā o Te Matakite (‘Those with Foresight’) protest march from Te Hāpua Marae in the Far North to the gates of Parliament in Wellington. Dame Whina Cooper was the charismatic leader whose cry “Not One More Acre” inspired the 1975 hīkoi sometimes referred to as the Māori Land March. 

Bastion Point: Day 507
NZ | 1980 | 27 mins | English | Dir. Merata Mita, Leon Narbey, Gerd Pohlmann 

A landmark depiction of the eviction of protestors from Takaparawhau (Bastion Point). 

From 5 January 1977 until 25 May 1978, Ngāti Whātua reclaimed the land, building living areas and planting crops. On the 507th day, 222 protestors, who were engaged in non-violent resistance, were arrested by 600 police and army officers. The occupation was one of the most significant events in modern-day Māori protest. 

Presented as part of Doc Edge Festival 2019 in association with RNZ, Proudly supported by Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.

Auckland Art Gallery Members auditorium
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