Film and live Zoom discussion/Q&A
NZ Wars: Stories of Waitara, directors Mahanga Pihama and Cameron Bennett. Created and presented by award-winning journalist Mihingaarangi Forbes, the film documents the epic battle for control over the fertile lands of Taranaki, which started in Waitara and raged across the region for over two decades.
Through oral histories, state-of-the-art animations and dramatic reenactments, this documentary brings to life the narratives of Te Ātiawa in their fight against the military might of the British Empire. The Taranaki pā site of Pukerangiora, which holds a significant place in New Zealand’s military history as a lasting symbol of Māori resistance and resilience, provides the backdrop for this chapter in Radio New Zealand’s award-winning series on the NZ Wars.
Following the film, join us for a discussion with IIIRM Board Member Morris Te Whiti Love (Te Ātiawa/Taranaki Whānui) and President Mervyn L. Tano for a look at the legacy of the conflict, and the concept of resilience in times of adversity.
This event is free, but you must RSVP HERE to get the link.