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CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS: Maori Boy Genius (Austrian Premiere)

Pietra Bretkelly | New Zealand | 84min | 2012 | English Subtitles

The documentary follows Nga Rauuira. He is a member of the Maori communitiy, the indigenous population of New Zealand, which, as a consequence of colonialism, struggles with fundamental economic and cultural problems. Nga Rauuria, deeply connected with the culture of his people, manages due to his outstanding talents, as well as to the support of his family to attend the American Ivy League University Yale, at an early age. His aim is to use his education to campaign for the rights of the Maori community in New Zealand. The film demonstrates the inner conflict of the Maori people in this portrayal of Nga Rauuira, torn between the desire to retain their cultural heritage and the need to find their place in the world oft 21st century.


The screening will be followed by a discussion.

The screening is part of the film festival this human world.

The event is held in English.

Thursday, 12. December 2013 - 17:30
Schikaneder, Margaretenstraße 24, 1050 Vienna