TE KUITI-TANGA: THE NARROWING

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Year

1979

NFU Picture/Sheet No.

539

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Unknown type, XX minutes

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Unknown

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NFU Film Information Sheet No. 539 Cat. Refs. 1984-85 p.28; 1986-87 p.36. Colour 50 mins. 'You can talk about white racism ... I think the overpowering meaning of that term is simply that the pakeha (white man) is in control of all the power structures ... ' 'One day our children choose to be pakeha, the next day they choose to be Maori, and there's a very fine line dividing which way they go. On one side they're being told to do this, on the other they say 'Hey, don't you give up that' These speakers in 'The Narrowing' are native New Zealanders Maoris of Polynesian origin - at grips with the universal problem of minority cultural and racial groups; that of preserving their identity. That younger Maoris with their changing attitudes must eventually take up tribal elder's responsibilities is a matter of concern, a matter to be fully discussed, to ensure the past is not entirely lost. 'When we listen to others, we see more of ourselves.' A TRAVEL LOG

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