Award-winning documentary films from home and abroad – on Maori TV!
Captivating, informative and insightful real-life stories from at home and abroad make prime-time Maori TV headlines MONDAY DOCUMENTARY
Screening every Monday at 8:30 p.m., the award-winning local and international documentaries have been a longtime favorite with viewers. Coming in the
· CHICKEN PEOPLE – Monday November 15 at 8:30 p.m.: This humorous and heartfelt take on the world of show chickens and the people who love them is an unforgettable celebration of the human spirit. Follows three top competitors over the course of a year as they grapple with life’s challenges while competing for top honors in the largest national poultry competition in the United States. (2016)
· HONEYLAND – Monday November 22 at 8:30 p.m .: A Macedonian woman makes a living growing honey using ancient beekeeping traditions until a nomadic family threatens their livelihoods. The most awarded film at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival is an epic and visually stunning portrayal of the delicate balance between nature and humanity. With English subtitles. (2019)
· WESTWIND: THE LEGACY OF DJALU – Monday, November 29, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.: An aging Yolngu elder, Yidaki (didgeridoo) master and father must find a way to bring two worlds together to save his culture. Director Ben Strunin has spent more than five years documenting the Elder’s Journey which ultimately manifests as one of his oldest creation stories: the tale of two snakes in the cycle of life. (2017)
· IN MY BLOOD IT RUNS – Monday December 6, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.: Reveals the ways in which marginalized First Nations communities negotiate colonial culture and keep their identity alive through self-determination. This candid and intimate film portrays a real world on the fringes of Alice Springs through the eyes of a 10-year-old as he struggles to balance his traditional upbringing with a public education..
· I AM NOT YOUR NEGRO – Monday December 13, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.: In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next book: A Personal Account of the Life and Murders of Close Friends Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr. At the time of his death in 1987 , Baldwin left only 30 completed pages. Filmmaker Raoul Peck imagines the book that has never been finished. Nominated for an Oscar; narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. (2016)
LA TERRE DES ÉCLAIRÉS – Monday, December 20, 2021 at 8:30 p.m .: A breathtaking cinematic journey through war-torn Afghanistan, shot over seven years by first-time director Pieter-Jan De Pue. As American soldiers prepare to leave, young boys form savage gangs to control trade routes, sell explosives from mines left by war, and scale rusty tanks as playgrounds. Persian and English languages. (2016)
· KEDI – Monday December 27, 2021 at 8:30 p.m.: Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the streets of Istanbul, neither wild nor tame, enjoying freedom and respect – this is the story of seven of them and the people who know them. An illuminating and heartwarming examination of one of our oldest animal companions and how they enrich our lives. (2016)
Celebrate the best award-winning local and international feature films with the MONDAY DOCUMENTARY – in clear on Maori television.
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