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Once were warriors

During the 1990s there were several outstandingly successful New Zealand productions – Once were warriors (1994) was one of them. Produced by Communicado and directed by ex-adman Lee Tamahori, the film won numerous awards and was one of New Zealand’s highest grossing films. Watch this video about the making of the film.

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Reference: Once were warriors - behind the scenes. Producer, Robin Scholes; director, Lee Tamahori; writer, Riwia Brown. Communicado, 1994.

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Megan Cook, 'Screen industry - Screen industry growth, 1970s to 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 November 2021)

Story by Megan Cook, published 22 Oct 2014