Maori Television launching new season of films and docos

maori-tv-logo-300pxMaori Television has lined up a range of award-winning films and documentaries from around the world for its new season.

Maori Television is excited to present its new season of films and documentaries from New Zealand and around the world. Starting in April, the top line-up of new and award-winning works will be broadcast every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tuesday Festival Documentaries premiere on April 9 at 8.30pm with The Cove, the Academy Award winner for Best Documentary in 2009, which follows a team of activists, filmmakers and free-divers as they embark on a mission to penetrate Japan’s dolphin hunting culture.

Other international documentaries to feature in 2013 include John Pilger’s The War on Democracy and comedian Chris Rock’s Good Hair.

Saturday Night at the Movies kicks off on April 13 at the earlier timeslot of 7.30pm for the whole family to enjoy. Dragon: Bruce Lee Story is first up for the new season, followed by Spy Kids 2 and 3, Ella Enchanted and old favourite, Lassie.

Sunday nights feature a brand new line-up of locally-made Pakipumeka Aotearoa documentaries at 8.30pm, which explore contemporary issues ranging from crime and justice to the arts and the environment.

A hard-hitting, emotionally charged documentary on the Maori restorative justice model opens the season on April 14 at 8.30pm with Restoring Hope: An Indigenous Response to Justice.

Sunday Cinema follows at 9.30pm, with titles including Crash, Broken Embraces and Precious.

Settle in for the night with Maori Television every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from April for your fix of films, documentaries and features from here and around the world.


Upcoming films and documentaries on Maori Television include:

Sunday Pakipumeka Aotearoa (8.30pm)

April 14: Restoring Hope: An Indigenous Response to Justice
April 21: The Road to the Globe
April 28: Living in the Dreamtime
May 5: The Confessions of Prisoner T
May 12: Unsung Heroes – Prince Tui Teka
May 19: Ans Westra – Private Journeys
May 26: Te Hono Ki Aotearoa


Sunday Cinema (9.30pm)

April 14 Crash
April 21: Broken Embraces
April 28 Precious
May 5: Balibo
May 12: Shakespeare in Love
May 19: The Cave of the Yellow Dog
May 26: Frida


Saturday Night at the Movies (7.30pm)

April 13: Dragon: Bruce Lee Story
April 20: Spy Kids 2
April 27: Spy Kids 3
May 4: Ella Enchanted
May 11: Opal Dream
May 18: Lassie
May 25: Wondrous Oblivion


Tuesday Festival Documentaries (8.30pm)

April 9: The Cove
April 16: The War on Democracy
April 23: Bedford: The Town They Left Behind
April 30: Good Hair
May 7: This Way of Life
May 14: Deer Wars
May 21: Uspomene 677
May 28: The Shock Doctrine

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