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“MAURI is the story of Rewi, a man haunted by a past which threatens to engulf his future. The story is set among the colourful characters of a once thriving settlement, Te Mata, upon whom the encroachment by Europeans spells disaster. Now isolated by lack of numbers, time and distance, the remaining survivors form a tight-knit community which outsiders find impenetrable. Rewi's deceit forces him to become part of that community and his life is inextricably interwoven with those around him.
“Festival/Awards: Douarenenez Cinema-France 2001.” - New Zealand Film Commission; www.nzfilm.co.nz/film/mauri; 28/01/2014; 28/01/2014.