The Feathers of Peace

2000
88min
Feature
Synopsis: 

Moriori – a true story

This remarkable film traces the final impact which both races had on the indigenous Moriori of the Chatham Islands. Moriori were a peaceful people who vowed never to take up arms against another human being. They were capable of defeating the invaders, but chose not to.

Drawing inspiration from Michael King's seminal book Moriori, The Feathers of Peace brings the truth about what happened on the Chathams to an even wider audience. To do that, the film uses modern television news techniques and dramatized documentary.

Status: 
Released
Genre: 
Drama

Credits:

Directed by: 
Produced by: 
Screenplay by: 
Executive produced by: 
Cast: 
Hiriwanu Tapu
Richard Freeman
Crew: 
Director of Photography
Festival/Awards: 
Wellington Film Festival, Hawaii, Vancouver, Auckland Film Festival.
Technical information: 
Colour, 35mm