Mahana

Mahana (2016)

Drama

It is the 1960s. Two Maori families, the Mahanas and the Poatas, make a living shearing sheep on the east coast of New Zealand. The two clans, who are bitter enemies, face each other as rivals at the annual sheep shearing competitions. Simeon is a 14-year-old scion of the Mahana clan. A courageous schoolboy, he rebels against his authoritarian grandfather Tamihana and his traditional ways of thinking and begins to unravel the reasons for the long-standing feud between the two families. Before long, the hierarchies and established structures of the community are in disarray because Tamihana, who is as stubborn as he is proud, is not prepared to acquiesce and pursue new paths.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Writer: John Collee

Release Date: 2016-09-01
Status: Released
Run time: 103 min / 1:43
Production Company : The Patriarch Limited
Production Country: New Zealand

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Casts

Temuera Morrison
Grandfather Tamihana Mahana
Akuhata Keefe
Simeon Mahana
Nancy Brunning
Ramona Mahana
Jim Moriarty
Rupeni Poata
Regan Taylor
Joshua Mahana

Crew

Art Mark Robins Production Design
Editing Michael Horton Editor
Directing Lee Tamahori Director
Writing Witi Ihimaera Novel
Writing John Collee Screenplay
Costume & Make-Up Liz McGregor Costume Design
Editing Jonathan Woodford-Robinson Editor
Camera Ginny Loane Director of Photography
Sound Mahuia Bridgman-Cooper Original Music Composer
Art Ross McGarva Art Direction
Sound Tama Waipara Original Music Composer
Art Peter Sweeney Art Direction
Art Abi Wollcombe Set Decoration

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