Alex Monteith

Reenactment of the return of the Māori Battalion C Coy Nga Tama Toa 2008 (2008)

7 min 9 sec (excerpt) of 52 min2 channel installation / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"Recorded during the march on Labour Weekend Saturday 2008 in which descendants of the 28th Māori Battalion reenacted the return of the C Company after WWII. The march began at Gisborne Train Station and travelled to Te Poho o Rāwiri marae to celebrate the book launch of Ngā Tama Toa: The Price of Citizenship, by Dr Monty Soutar.

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 is an uncut looping cycle of 52mins with stereo sound."

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