Mt. Zion - 2013
Small Axe Films - 96 min.
DVD UPC # 9317731099670, 9338683112422
Cast: Stan Walker, Temuera Morrison, Miriama Smith, Troy Kingi, David Wikaira-Paul, Darcey-Ray Flavell-Hudson.
Crew: Screenplay: Tearepa Kahi; Director of Photography: Fred Renata; Editor: Paul Maxwell; Original Music: Shane McLean; Sound Design: Dick Reade; Production Designer: Savage; Art Direction: Melaney Kemp, Pania Witoko; Costume Designer: Gavin McLean; Hair and Makeup: Angela Jones; Producer: Quinton Hita; Director: Tearepa Kahi.
Turei's family are hard-working potato farm workers in rural New Zealand. A talented musician, Turei dreams of his band being the support act for Bob Marley's 1979 tour. But it's a dream that challenges the traditions and values of his upbringing and will set him at odds with his family - particularly his father, a true man of the land. Poor audio level balance between dialogue and music. I was left with the feeling that I was watching a series of music videos. Filmed in Auckland and Pukekohe.
Censor Rating: PG - Review Rating: C+
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