- Personal Doc, Contemporary Issues, Minorities, Social Issues, and Human Interest
What if you could turn back the clock and watch the minds forming of those who would create political zeitgeist shifts in the future â€“ the USâ€™s first black President Barack Obama, South Americaâ€™s first indigenous President Evo Morales, or Denmarkâ€™s first female Prime Minister Thorning-Schmidt.
MAORI BOY GENIUS does just that.
Ngaa Rauuira is railing against his peopleâ€™s statistics of uneducated youth, 40% of prisoners, alarming suicide rates and a dying language. His tribe believes he will save them.
At 16 he studies politics at Yale, his family of 8 facing his US$35,000 education bill. Within a year he is leading major protests and being asked to stand for Parliament.
ONCE WERE WARRIORS depicted urban Maori 16 years ago.
This is the surprising update.
- Running time
- 84 and 58 minutes
- Pietra Brettkelly ... Producer/Director
- Prod. Co.
- PBK Limited
- New Zealand
- Years of Production
- New Zealand, Yale University, USA
- Prod. Partners
- Haslund Film, Denmark
- Release year
- Berlin Film Festival, Sheffield Docfest, Bergen International Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, New Zealand International Film Festival, One World International Human Rights, Prague, Indigenous World Film Festival, Alaska
- Best Documentary, The Moas, NZ Film Awards
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- Broadcast (Prod.)
- VPRO Netherlands, Maori TV New Zealand
- English, Maori
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