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Once were warriors

Once were warriors

Based on Alan Duff’s powerful novel of the same name, the film Once were warriors won numerous international awards following its 1994 release. A portrayal of a family destroyed by domestic violence, the film explores the clash between Māori tradition and modern values.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Creative life - Film and broadcasting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/ephemera/1853/once-were-warriors (accessed 19 October 2019)

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