Make My Movie

NZFC / NZ On Air / present... the MAKE MY MOVIE project. Our proud history of profound, progressive & potty thinking: Splittng the Atom / Women Getting the Vote / the Zorb and now we have another world first: the MAKE MY MOVIE project

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For Valour

A “Sayeret Operations” FILM

The 28th Maori Battalion has become the stuff of legend. During the battle of Tebaga Gap, Tunisia, on 26 March 1943, 2nd Lieutenant Moananui-a-Kiwa Ngārimu commands a platoon in an attack upon the vital hill feature ‘Point 209’. Under intense enemy fire and with mounting casualties, Ngarimu takes the hill (nicknamed ‘Hikurangi’) and holds his ground, inspiring his men to engage the enemy in ferocious close quarter combat as the Germans attack again and again through the night. During the few lulls in the battle, Ngarimu thinks of his family back home on the East Coast, and the dream he had the night before about his great grandmother telling him to come home…