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To love a Maori

To love a Maori

To love a Maori (1972) followed the path forged by Broken barrier (1952) in exploring a cross-cultural relationship. Tama leaves his rural marae for Auckland. He meets Penny (a Pākehā dancer) and they fall in love – to her parents' strong disapproval. The film follows their struggle against city prejudice and intolerance.

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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Hayward Collection
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Ben Schrader, 'City images - The city in films', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 11 Mar 2010