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Waka Maori Animation

03 Jul 2012

Tales from the mythologies of Creation, Maui and Aoraki - An ARL animation, originally in stereoscopic 3D, which screened daily in the 'Waka Maori' pavilion (Auckland, New Zealand) during the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Starting with a version of the Maori Creation myth we then see the Sky Father and Earth Mother separated, before joining Maui and his brothers on a fishing trip which culminates in the catch of the North Island of New Zealand. Aoraki and his brothers also go on a sea voyage, and this results in the formation of the South Island. The final voyage is to Auckland, and the Waka Maori pavilion itself. The voiceover is by the awesome George Henare, from a script by John Broughton. Client: Te Mangai Paho.

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