Tuesday, November 10, 2015

He Māori Ahau - Manaiakalani Film Festival Movie 2015

PES_Tito_HeMāoriAhau from Team 5 PES on Vimeo.

I interviewed Māori students from different levels of our school.  I asked them a number of questions, partly because I was curious to see what kids thought and whether being 'urban' Māori would be different from 'rural' Māori.  I guess there are similarities and differences.  So this movie was created with the intention of sharing the true voices of Māori kids right here and right now at Pt England School - October 2015.

What intrigued me the most was the question "Who is your Māori Hero?"  A lot of our kids saw sports heroes who played for the All Blacks or NZ Kiwis who were of Pasifika descent, as their Māori Heroes.  Some tamariki struggled to answer at all.  So it made me think how important it is for our kids to be exposed to some of our great heroes such as Dame Whina Cooper, Sir Apirana Ngata,Hekenukumai (Hector) Busby, Hone Heke, Inia Te Wiata and Billy T James just to name a few.

Enjoy 'He Māori Ahau'
Arohanui x

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Hau Kiwi

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