This feature-length documentary film tells the story of traditional carver, Rangi Hetet. Now 82, Rangi is one of the last remaining carvers of a group, led by Hone Taiapa, called 'Konae Aronui'. For those who know little about whakairo, the film gives an insight into the life of a carver and the maintenance of the art forms indigenous to Aotearoa New Zealand.
World premiere of the film Mo Te Iwi: Carving For The People in Wellington this Sunday, 28 July at Soundings Theatre, Te Papa.
The film will also screen in Auckland and Christchurch at the NZ International Film Festival.