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Warrior or Exotic Beauty : Maori images in New Zealand film history

  • This paper explores the origins of Maori images in New Zealand film history. Discussing the history of Maori and their society brings us closer to a, once almost extinct, race and its struggle for self-representation and self-governance. By taking an in-depth look at New Zealands film history we get to understand how Maori were the subject of the earliest films and at what time they started making their own films. Combining those elements gives us the opportunity to understand how early images of Maori were created by Pakeha directors. By looking at different films throughout film history shows how Maori images evolved in time, especially when Maori started depicting themselves. This paper not only answers questions about Maori images in film but also tries to make people realise what odds Maori had to overcome in their daily struggle for selfdetermination.

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Author:Christian Gies
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Date of Publication (online):2012/06/04
Publishing Institution:Hochschule Mittweida
Release Date:2012/06/04
GND Keyword:Neuseeland; Film; Geschichte
Institutes:06 Medien
Dewey Decimal Classification:791 Ă–ffentliche Darbietungen, Film, Rundfunk
Access Rights:Frei zugänglich
Licence (German):License LogoEs gilt das UrhG