Story: Hayward, Ramai Rongomaitara

The Haywards in China

The Haywards in China

In 1956 Ramai (left) and Rudall Hayward were among the first western film-makers to visit communist China. Their visit included a meeting with Chairman Mao Zedong and resulted in three documentaries, one of which was Ramai’s first outing as director. 

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Reference: Stills Collection, Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision. Courtesy of Hayward Collection. S257609

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Deborah Shepard. 'Hayward, Ramai Rongomaitara', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2019. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2023)