<em>The Killing of Kane</em>

The Killing of Kane

The Killing of Kane

Exhibition Film Screening
  • Sat 17 Apr 2021
  • 2—2:55PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Rating: TBC
  • Free entry
  • All welcome | Booking recommended
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked

In partnership with Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision and TVNZ and to coincide with the exhibition Brett Graham: Tai Moana Tai Tanga.
Screening for the first time in 50 years, a dramatised television documentary of the 1860s Taranaki Wars between Māori and Pākehā. Filmed on location at Turuturu Mōkai and Te Ngutu O Te Manu.

Groundbreaking 1971 tele-drama The Killing of Kane tells a story of loyalty and corruption amidst the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s. Incorporating documentary ‘interludes’, the story involves the predicament of a pair of Pākehā deserters involved in an attack by Māori resistance leader Titokowaru on a Taranaki redoubt.

Stellar performances in the dramatic scenes saw Chris Thomson-directed Kane attract praise. It was the first time the controversial subject of colonial conflict had been portrayed on our television screens. It was also the first local drama shot in colour. 

1971 | NZ | 51 min | Dir. Chris Thomson

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<em>The Killing of Kane</em>

The Killing of Kane

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