Reenactment of the return of the Maori Battalion C Coy Nga Tama Toa 2008

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"Excerpt from dual-channel synchronised HD recordings of the Reenactment of the return of the Maori Battalion C Co. Nga Tama Toa 2008.

Recorded during the march on Labour Weekend Saturday 2008 in which descendants of the 28th Maori Battalion reenacted the return of the C Coy after WWII - the march began at Gisborne Train Station and travels to Te Poho o Rawiri Marae to celebrate the book launch of Nga Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship, by Dr Monty Soutar.

Two-channel video installation, new work in production 2008/2009 total duration 52 mins. The recordings are a fixed point-of-view shot from a NZ army Unimog with front and rear facing HD cameras. The final two-channel video installation will be an uncut looping cycle of 52mins with stereo sound." - AM

Credits: 

Ngati Porou / Gisborne / Aotearoa Coordination: Barry Soutar / Natalie Robertson