Kōrero: Feature film

Sons for the return home, 1979

The first film to describe the experiences of Pacific Island people in New Zealand, Sons for the return home, was directed by Paul Maunder. It was adapted from Albert Wendt's 1973 novel. In this clip Sarah (played by Fiona Lindsay) and her boyfriend Sione (Uelese Petaia) meet Fiona's parents (Alan Jervis and Anne Flannery), and then Sione is shown interacting with his family while cleaning for his mother (Moira Walker). The awkward and unfamiliar juxtaposition of the two cultures made for compelling drama.

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Reference: Sons for the return home. Writer and director, Paul Maunder. Wellington: Pacific Films, 1979.

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Courtesy of Pacific Films

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Helen Martin, 'Feature film - The 1970s film renaissance', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/interactive/42475/sons-for-the-return-home-1979 (accessed 25 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Helen Martin, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014, reviewed & revised 21 May 2024 me te āwhina o Emma-Jean Kelly