Lala Rolls’ fascinating quest to examine what happens to a Tahitian high priest and navigator when he travels across the pacific – and further on towards England as a translator and guest (or is it as a living trophy?) – aboard Captain James Cook’s HMS Endeavour.
New Zealand 2020 | 119 minutes | In English, French, Tahitian and Te reo Māori with English subtitles | Documentary film exempt from NZ Classification labelling requirements
Director/Producer/Editor: Lala Rolls | With: Professor Paora Tapsell, Dame Anne Salmond, Anne Iranui McGuire, Taha Natua Manutahi, Nick Tupara, Wayne Ngata
- Online Rental:
Wed 29 Jul, 10:00am until Tue 4 Aug, 11:00pm. Tickets on sale from 25 Jul.
- In Cinema Screenings
Sat 25 Jul, 5:00pm Roxy Cinema, Wellington - World Premiere (Filmmaker Q&A)*
Mon 27 Jul, 8:00pm Monterey Cinemas Howick, Auckland*
Tue 28 Jul, 6:15pm Bridgeway Cinemas, Auckland* (Filmmaker Q&A)
* Tickets on sale from individual cinemas
About the Filmmaker:
Lala Rolls is a Fijian-born director and editor. Her filmmaking explores Polynesian and Māori culture, most notably in the documentaries Children of Migration (2004) and Land of My Ancestors (2007), both of which premiered at NZIFF.
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