Ngāti (1987)

  • Drama
  • 1h 27m

The first feature film for director Barry Barclay, Ngāti was also the first feature film to be written and directed by Māori filmmakers.

Set in and around a fictional town called Kapua and its predominantly Māori community, the film is set in 1948. Three narrative threads follow Ropata, a young boy dying of leukaemia, Greg, an Australian doctor who has just discovered his Māori heritage, and the town’s struggle to keep the local freezing works open.

_Ngāti _ screened in Critics Week at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival

Director

Barry Barclay

Writer

Barry Barclay

Writer

Tama Poata

Producer

John O'Shea

Director of Photography

Rory O'Shea

Editor

Dell King

Composer

Dalvanius Prime

Language

English

Country of Origin

New Zealand