but is that a problem?
A new film about the 2007 Te Urewera police raids chooses creative license over historical accuracy. Is there value in going beyond the facts when we’re retelling stories from the past?
The events that unfolded on 15 October 2007 have had a lasting impact on Ngāi Tūhoe. On that day, a helicopter and convoys of marked and unmarked police vehicles descended upon the small valley town of Rūātoki in the Bay of Plenty. Set against the backdrop of dense Tūhoe native bush, the town was blocked off and cars, houses and school buses were searched by heavily-armed police who were hunting for people they believed were involved in military-style training camps in Te Urewera Ranges.
Muru, a new film by director Tearepa Kahi being released this week, is described as “a New Zealand action-drama film about the 2007 New Zealand police raids of the Ngāi Tūhoe community of Rūātoki”.
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