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Kingi is a teenager in a police cell. This is his story - his own memories of how his life’s problems led him into inevitable conflict with the law.

The screenplay is based on the ideas, writings and real-life experiences of a group of teenagers, predominantly Māori, while they were under the supervision of Social Welfare.

Kingi’s Story is their response to the question: why did they become wards of the state?

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Year 1981

Reference number F5548

Collection Film and Video Collection

Media type Moving Image

Place of Production NEW ZEALAND/AOTEAROA

Genre Television

Duration 0:47:00

Production company Morrow productions

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Credits Kingi: Mitchell Manuel
Sharon: Gina-Marie Allan
Kingi's Father: Te Whatanui Skipwith
Kingis Mother: Moria Walker
Teacher: Martyn Sanderson
Jillian: Adele Chapman
School Principal: James MacFarlane
Social Worker: Prue Langbein
Drunk: Roger Page
Producer: Mike Walker
Director: Mike Walker
Executive Producer: Garry Hannam
Associate Producer: Ross Jennings
Assistant Editor: John Hyde
Editor: Paul Sutorius
Sound Assistants: Ken Saville
Sound Assistants: John McNicholas
Camera Operator: Paul Thompson
First Assistant Director: Gary Ryan