The Dead Lands

The latest movie by acclaimed New Zealand director Toa Fraser, The Dead Lands is totally recounted in Māori, appropriately since the action occurs in the days before Europe encountered New Zealand. The movie was released in New Zealand in 2014. James Rolleston (Hongi) and Lawrence Makoare (The Warrior) are terrific in their respective roles as an aggrieved young warrior seeking the guidance of a reclusive but violent elder, who inhabits a… Read more »