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Maori TV Highlights Mon Aug 29 to Sun Sep 4

Maori Television Highlights Mon Aug 29 to Sun Sep 4

These include:

Monday August 29 at 8.30 PM

Wednesday August 31 at 9.30 PM

Maori Television invites viewers to share in the remarkable production efforts that took place behind the first, landmark MATAKU series on the Monday night New Zealand documentary. When the first 13-part series of stand alone dramas launched, it was unprecedented and revealed an eerie and unsettling aspect of Maori lore that had been previously unwitnessed by many New Zealanders. Then, Maori Television will re-launch MATAKU series one from Wednesday August 31 at 9.30 PM with the drama The Sisters, featuring Mamaengaroa Kerr-Bell and Nari Gutherie.


Tuesday August 30 at 8.30 PM

A young Ojiway girl of 1770 awakens one night from a disturbing dream about a strange man. The arrival of a young Scottish fur trader transforms her dreams to reality on this week's international feature film.


Wednesday August 31 at 10.00 PM

The third season of the series that brings to viewers the succulent and stimulating world of Maori art launches this week. The first episode of the third season pays homage to accomplished Kerikeri-based sculptor Chris Booth and the remarkable Diggress Te Kanawa as they collaborate on producing the Hamilton City Council-commissioned sculpture Nga Uri O Hinetuparimaunga.


Saturday September 3 at 8.30 PM

The LIVE bilingual show that explores urban youth culture in Aotearoa returns to Maori Television with the launch of the fourth series of TUHONO. TUHONO is presented by the poetically potent trifecta of Sista Waitoa (aka Sheree Waitoa), Karizma (aka Lucas Taua) and Kommikal (aka aka Brett Tamati-Elliffe) and features more celebrity guests, resident B-boys and new talent on the show this season.


Sunday September 4 at 9.00 PM

The first English language Iranian feature film to be distributed in the United States broadcasts on Maori Television this week. SURVIVING PARADISE follows the story of 10-year-old Sam and his younger sister Sara who arrive in Hollywood, only to be met with the kidnapping of their mother and the mean streets of Los Angeles.


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