In a small town twelve thousand miles away from the battlefields of Europe stands a monument dedicated to all Maori who fought for King and Country during World War One.
Constructed in 1925, it was built so generations to come would remember the supreme sacrifices made by Maori soldiers. Over time, the stone and the memories carved into it slowly crumble. Storms and earthquakes accelerate this erosion. The loss of generations and dispersal of whanau exacerbates it.
Stopping the erosion, conserving the stones and rebuilding the monument will take a specialist team over a year and cost more than half a million dollars. Restoring memories, reconnecting whanau, and ultimately welcoming a World War One hero back home will take the love of a whole community.
*Director Kevin Double will attend the Festival in Wellington & Auckland. A Q&A will follow the screenings.
- World Premiere
- Doc Edge 2017 WINNER Best NZ Emergning Filmmaker + Jury Special Mention