Ko au te awa

Creative NZ | Department of Conservation

Through struggle, pain and sorrow, the kaumatua (elders/leaders) and other leaders of the land have fought to protect this taonga (treasure) and now have established our Awa as its own legal living entity, its own personhood. This story is told from the Māori world view and tells of how the Awa is spiritual, tangible and emotional to the people of Whanganui and now to those who live here and call this place home.
This project was commissioned by Jonathan Carson from the Content Lab and supported by Creative NZ, the Department of Conservation, Ngā Tāngata Tiaki and Te Awa Tupua.

 

Overview

Through struggle, pain and sorrow, the kaumatua (elders/leaders) and other leaders of the land have fought to protect this taonga (treasure) and now have established our Awa as its own legal living entity, its own personhood. This story is told from the Māori world view and tells of how the Awa is spiritual, tangible and emotional to the people of Whanganui and now to those who live here and call this place home.

This project was commissioned by Jonathan Carson from the Content Lab and supported by Creative NZ, the Department of Conservation, Ngā Tāngata Tiaki and Te Awa Tupua.

Credits

Producer: DOC/Creative NZ
Writer/Journalist: Jonathan Carson
Director: Caleb Kingi
DOP/Cinematographer: Caleb Kingi
Editor: Jeremy Cooper/Caleb Kingi
Sound Design: Jeremy Cooper

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