Tame should be at school, but he is content to spend his time learning about the bush and the old days from his ailing Grand Uncle Hawrey. But Tame's happy existence can not go on forever. Part of the E Tipu Te Rea series.
Part of the E Tipu E Rea series, Eel is the story of a teenage boy who learns about the bush and old Maori ways from his great uncle while he's skipping school. This experience prepares him for life in ways traditional schooling may never have,
Written by poet Hone Tuwhare, this short was the directing debut for TV3 newsreader and presenter Joanna Paul.