City Gallery City Gallery Wellington

Past event

Film Screening: To Love a Maori

8 July 2017

Introduced by Val Irwin, the film's male lead.

To Love a Maori
1972, Dir. Ramai and Rudall Hayward, 1hr 43min, PG

To Love a Maori tells the story of Tama and Riki, two young men who leave their rural marae for Auckland and the racial discrimination they face there. Intended as a dramatic documentary highlighting the problems and successes of Māori urban migration, the film portrays many of the social problems of the times. The film centres on the love story between Tama and Penny, a privileged Pākehā, and their struggle against intolerance.

Screening takes place at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, corner of Ghuznee and Taranaki Streets.

Part of a film programme exploring New Zealand race relations in the 1960s and 1970s. A joint project with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in association with Colin McCahon: On Going Out with the Tide.