Portrait of a Quiet Revolutionary - documentary feature
Broadcaster Moana Maniapoto reveals how she persuaded her namesake, Moana Jackson, to talk about his life and groundbreaking work in Māori criminal justice and constitutional reform in the last days of his battle with cancer. The resulting documentary feature, Moana Jackson: Portrait of a Quiet Revolutionary, is proudly hosted by the NZ Herald and E-Tangata, with support from NZ On Air.
Five things you should know about Moana Jackson (1945-2022)
• He wrote He Whaipaanga Hou (Report on Māori and the Criminal Justice System) in 1988, still considered the most influential work on this issue after 35 years.
• He led an indigenous peoples working group that drafted the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
• He has been one of the leading voices for decades calling for constitutional transformation, including various forms of Māori self-government.
• He was the brother of unionist and activist Syd Jackson and the uncle of Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson.
• He coached a schoolboy rugby team while protesting against the apartheid-era Springbok Tour in 1981.
Link to video and article: Moana Jackson: Portrait of a Quiet Revolutionary - documentary feature - NZ Herald